The Republican Party survived the Great Depression and New Deal, the Democratic Party survived the Civil War. So I think it’s premature to suggest that an Obama presidency would spell the end of the GOP. That’s more likely to happen because the party becomes too divided over a salient issue — like, say, immigration — than because the Democrats beat the Republicans out of existence. The conservative movement is of more recent vintage. There’s always the possibility that it won’t be able to recover from the final triumph over limited government that an Obama presidency could represent. Or it could also be made irrelevant by tying its fortunes to a succession of non-conservative Republican presidents. The reality is that for entirely different reasons, either Obama or McCain could turn out to be a boon or a bust for the right. It would profit conservatives not to put all their eggs in either basket.
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?