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The president’s little hissy fit yesterday over the tax cuts deal seemed almost perfectly designed to inflame angry feelings among his own base while ensuring he gets no goodwill from the other side. In other words, all the downsides of compromise and none of the benefits (well, almost none — as I’ve argued before, things would be worse for him if taxes actually went up).
Politically, Obama is starting to look like what in sports is known as a frontrunner: someone who plays almost flawlessly while ahead, but can’t play from behind. The obvious counterargument to this is that he ran a great campaign for the Democratic nomination while Hillary was still way ahead in the polls. But Hillary’s lead was based on name recognitition and inertia more than anything else. This time, Obama is playing from behind due to his own faults.
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?