This reminds me of healthcare. When Romney adopts liberals’ goals —universal healthcare or saving dying industries — two things happen. One, the arguments of free market conservatives are undermined. (“Well RomneyCare was such a good idea, what’s wrong with HillaryCare?”) Republicans who disagree are then tagged as mean and backward looking, with progressive Romney thrown in our faces. Second, once you throw in the towel on the goals what follows is the adoption of liberal means to those ends — mandates, government bailouts, and government-industrial “cooperative committees.” This should tell his supporters and GOP voters something about his mindset and his willingness to hold out for unpopular but ultimately meritorious free market principles.
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?