Philip, your mention of hubris on Barack Obama’s part reminds me of late March, when I saw Hillary Clinton campaigning Pennsylvania while Obama vacationed in the Virgin Islands. The time Obama lost on the campaign trail was bad enough, but that trip sent a completely wrong message to voters. It’s cold in Pennsylvania in March, and most Pennsylvania Democrats can’t afford tropical vacations. In a state where the hard-hit industrial economy was the biggest issue, pictures of Obama splashing in the surf at St. Thomas were not what rank-and-file Democrats wanted to see.
Team Obama keeps sending these kinds of signals of overconfidence. That has to be troubling to Democrats nervously glancing at polls that don’t seem to justify such a cocky attitude.
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