The crowd is still filtering into the Pepsi Center, but Rep. Joe Baca, chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, got more applause when he said he was from California than when he called for an end to the war in Iraq or for universal health insurance. But the lady who followed him to the podium got rousing applause when she said John McCain voted 90 percent of the time in lockstep with President Bush. “We don’t need 10 percent change,” she said. “We need 110 percent change.”
Then when Silvestre Reyes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, promised that Obama would take the fight to the terrorists and be tough with American adversaries, crickets chirped. Though in fairness, Congressman Jose Serrano’s line about Bush running the economy into the ground didn’t get much crowd reaction either.
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?