With that said, I do concur with Lord that the Republican Jewish Coalition (of which I have been a member) erred in not inviting Paul to its GOP Presidential Candidates Forum, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow in Washington, D.C.
RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks argues that inviting Paul would be akin to inviting President Obama to speak. I say that’s fine. It would have been a welcome opportunity for Jewish Republicans to confront Paul about his anti-Israel views and put him on the defensive by likening him to President Obama. It is one of those instances in which free speech should be countered by more free speech. Besides it would have been fun to watch Paul squirm.
Of course, all of this assumes that Paul would have accepted their invitation had the RJC chosen to extend it. But if Paul had declined to attend, the RJC could say, “See, we invited him and he wanted no part of us.”
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?