Will call for more of the same failed policies.
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Still less does he have any policy (other than sniffling apologies and appeasement) for dealing with the growing scourge of Islamic extremism, which happens to be the biggest single threat to global peace and stability.
No doubt the president will spend a fair amount of time tomorrow night talking about the need for stricter gun control laws in the aftermath of the massacre of the innocents at Sandy Hook. But that is another one of his faux issues — proposing feel-good “changes” that won’t make any difference.
As much as the president deplores almost every kind of gun violence, he still cannot get around to deploring the gun violence perpetrated by Nidal Malik Hasan who shouted “Allah Akbar” as he slaughtered 14 fellow soldiers and one civilian at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009. The Obama administration deemed this an act of “workplace violence” rather than terrorism. And in his intense concentration on the issue of gun violence post-Sandy Hook, Obama has yet to mention Fort Hood — where even greater loss of life would have occurred if not for two police officers who shot and paralyzed Hasan (see Aaron Goldstein’s article in TAS on 2.5.13).
In last year’s election, President Obama didn’t win a debate; he won a popularity contest, and he did it by assiduously avoiding serious discussion of major issues and diverting attention to a succession of side-issues and non-issues –– with the biggest of those being the base canard that the top one percent of taxpayers are under-taxed relative to other groups (in 2009, the top one percent paid 39 percent of all federal incomes taxes, or three times their share of income at 13 percent).
According to the exit polls, 77 percent of voters said that the economy was in bad shape, and most of those disaffected with the nation’s economic performance said that they believed that Romney would do a better job than Obama in managing the economy (51-47 percent). Despite that, the overwhelming majority of voters (81-19 percent) said that they believed that Obama “cares more about people like me” than Romney.
In other words, a large number of people voted for Obama who thought ill of him as a problem-solver. It was these people who put him over the top and who set the stage for tomorrow’s fiasco –– when the man who has so often said that “We can’t return to the failed policies of the past” will once again be calling for more of the same policies that failed so badly during his first term.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?