When enough Republicans stand on principle, the market responds in a big way.
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So my advice to John Boehner, to Republicans who act as if they really think sequestration is a problem: relax, watch the market (without putting too much emphasis on any one day), and know that while the sequester isn’t great policy, it is a real victory to have even a modest reduction in the growth of government spending under this president.
The harder part, especially for a messaging-challenged GOP, is to explain to the wider electorate what stock prices are already saying: that things are not as bad as they feel, but that they would indeed be that bad and worse if Republicans were not keeping Barack Obama and Harry Reid from injecting greater doses of anti-free enterprise poison into the slowly-recovering body politic.
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?
H/T to National Review Online