Last weekend at a downtown Philadelphia movie theater I witnessed some surprisingly enthusiastic applause for one of those Rachel-Maddow-in-a-hardhat MSNBC ads. You know, the ones wherein the prime time anchoress pines so passionately for the day when the American collective proletarian will can once again be channeled to Maddow-approved projects via central planning you’d think she spent all her spare time sitting by the phone waiting for Barack Obama to call her and say, “Time to give your notice, comrade. We need you on the cement mixer. For the nation.” It’s pretty ridiculous, and not all that consistent—you could as easily say, for example, “You can’t be the guy who invaded Iraq. You can’t even be the state that invaded Iraq. You have to be the country that invaded someplace like Iraq.” So I was happy to see Mary Katherine Ham spoof it.
And, for reference, the original:
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?