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Speaking in Springfield Ill. today, President Barack Obama made light of his inability to find a commerce secretary while envisioning a scene from Abraham Lincoln’s pre-presidency where the future emancipator was…
“Possibly in his law office, his feet on a cluttered desk, his sons playing around him, his clothes a bit too small to fit his uncommon frame — maybe wondering if somebody might call him up and ask him to be commerce secretary.”
Readers can judge the quality of Obama’s jokes for themselves, but it is worth noting that the Department of Commerce was technically created in 1903 as the Department of Commerce and Labor, which gave way to the modern Department of Commerce in 1913. Either way, the department was created more than half a century after Obama’s picaresque portrait of Lincoln would have taken place.
A little detail to be sure, but if Obama insists on using Lincoln to make the case for his own righteousness, he should at least get the facts right.
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