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The projected incoming Speaker of the House John Boehner struck a low-key tone here at the Hyatt in downtown DC, adressing Republicans’ sweeping victories in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
“This is not a time for celebration,” Boehner said, citing the stubbornly high unemployment rate. “This is a time to roll up our sleeves.”
Republicans said at the outset that they wanted to avoid similar images to Democrats’ celebrating their victories in 2006, and the event was much more subdued than the typical election night parties.
Boehner said that Americans had delivered a clear message to Obama: “Change course.”
At one point, Boehner became choked up when he discussed how he spent his childhood waiting tables at his father’s bar. “I’ve spent my whole life chasing the American Dream,” he said.
It should be interesting to see whether this helps humanize him a bit, and stave off efforts to stigmatize him as Newt Gingrich was when Republicans won in 1994.
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?