If there’s one thing the left cannot tolerate, it’s self-doubt. Progressives revel in their sanctimony, and no one does it better than the WaPo’s David Ignatius, who parades his sycophancy for Obama with a convert’s zeal. Was the Second Inaugural just a wee bit partisan? if so, one knows whom to blame. Not Obama, who was “at times … the last person to believe in the center” over the last four years. No, it’s the “gratuitous swipes” from Republicans that are to blame. Quoting Max Weber, Ignatius bids farewell to Obama the first-term centrist and welcomes a second-term Obama the politician. “Only he has the calling for politics who is sure that he shall not crumble when the world from his point of view is too stupid or too base for what he wants to offer.” Will we ever be worthy of Obama, one wonders.
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?
H/T to National Review Online