Hunter, you’re dead right on Obama. When before has someone become a politician and thereby become a celebrity before actually being a politician? Obama’s staying power is beyond politics; his application of the idea of himself to the subject of politics is of nearly an identical sort to Oprah opening a school in South Africa. The symbolism and practical effect — and then the idea that symbolism itself can be of practical effect — are huge and powerful things for the present American people.
Obamarama is one of ten other second-annual yearly predictions I’ve issued today as part of the great post-Christmas dig-out.
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?