James, I think you’re right that Obama is describing real people, or as I like to describe the subjects of Bruce Springsteen’s songs, Real People With Real Problems. But there is something vaguely pejorative about his description of these voters and his framing of their issues — they’re bitter, they “cling” to guns and religion, they have an “antipathy” toward immigrants and foreigners. This isn’t helped by the context: Obama was giving this little sociology lecture to a bunch of Marin County fat cats.
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?