Over at The Weekly Standard, Steve Hayes and John McCormack tell us that during a rally yesterday in Milwaukee in support of recalling Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Reverend Jesse Jackson likened Walker to the late segregationist Alabama Governor George Wallace. Jackson railed, “Wallace did it in Alabama and now Walker in Wisconsin - trying to take back access to vote.”
So for putting the collective bargaining rights of Wisconsin on par with federal government employees is the equivalent of “Segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever!” President Obama call your office. Jesse Jackson thinks you’re a racist.
For good measure, Larry Hanley of the Amalgamated Transit Workers likened Governor Walker’s reforms to the attacks of September 11, 2001. Gee, I’m surprised Hanley didn’t compare Walker to Hitler. Not that it has prevented others from doing so.
The deployment of such rhetoric convinces me that who oppose Governor Walker’s reforms have lost the argument and, unless there’s a widespread campaign of union intimidation, I think that will bear out at the polls tomorrow night.
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?