For all the talk in Memphis about reining in spending, even the Post couldn’t help noting the irony in reporting yesterday spending spree. And the man ruling the roost in the Senate — that’s Arlen Specter, not Bill Frist — is downright exultant, writes Dana Milbank.
“The Republican Party is now principally moderate, if not liberal!”
That’s Specter himself. Remind me why Pennsylvania Republicans were told they needed to reject Pat Toomey to save the Senate?
More Arlen for you:
“All the talk in Memphis doesn’t comport with reality…. I don’t have any apologies to make for this 7 billion [in extraneous domestic spending]. I’m still not satisfied.”
If conservatism isn’t dead in this Senate, it sure has seen better days. Those 55 Republican Senators just aren’t 55 Tom Coburns, unfortunately.
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?