Obama has the scent of Death on him.
News directors, reporters and highly paid pundits across the country are wrong. The murders in Aurora, Colorado were not and are not worthy of their focus and our national attention. Our species’ interest in demons, in monsters, in the nameless, ghastly things lurking in the shadows is our lowest common denominator. Though that dark fascination exists in all of us, it is a beast that deserves to starve. Instead, we’re feeding it daily and increasing its appetite. As a result, we think less of our neighbors and ourselves. And worse --- we expect less.
Some pundits are drawing comparisons between our current political climate and that of America just before the civil war. They’re wrong.
My week began with an unexpected email inbox battle between Nobel Prize-winning, Princeton-professing New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and my Uncle Dan. Krugman’s latest article explained that Greece, despite decades of fiscal irresponsibility, financial fraud and profligate spending (of other people’s money), is actually the victim of German austerity, rather than the cause of the fast-approaching collapse of the euro and the dissolution of the European Union. Krugman’s solution to the crisis is more government spending.
“American culture” is considered an oxymoron in much of Western Europe. The British think of us what the French think of the British. European socialists think we’re capitalist pigs. Atheists view us as fundamentalist nut jobs. To Islamists, we’re crusading, fornicating, homosexual Zionist infidel pornographers. The South Americans think we’re exploitative. The Japanese and Chinese think we’re lazy and stupid. Everyone believes we’re decadent. In short, American culture is an object of scorn and derision just about everywhere south of Canada and north of Australia, for our friends and enemies alike. It shouldn’t matter --- a grizzly bear needn’t be concerned with the yips of Chihuahuas --- but the issue becomes critical when our fellow countrymen begin to agree with our detractors.
Pete Hoekstra is a cigarette, and America is a patient with stage-three lung cancer. Hoekstra won’t kill the patient, but he certainly won’t help matters.
If anyone needed further proof that President Obama isn’t a Muslim, I have some. Muslims observe the Tenth Commandment.
It wasn’t philosophy. But it was profound.
When Time, Newsweek, The Huffington Post and the balance of America’s left-wing scribes hailed Barack Obama as the smartest man ever to enter the Oval Office, they may have been underselling him. Furthermore, I retract every critique I’ve ever made of our 44th president, hail him as a genius of the first order, and humbly bow my head in awe at his singular accomplishment. I’m embarrassed to admit that it took me so long to understand the intellectual majesty behind Obama’s actions as our nation’s commander-in-chief.
You must have health insurance to be a citizen, but you don’t need proof of citizenship to vote.
According to Satchel Paige, James “Cool Papa” Bell was so fast that he could turn off the lights and be in bed before the room got dark. As for Satch, when he was on the mound, he once told his infielders and outfielders to lie down on the grass and relax while he struck out the side. And then he did.
So let me get this straight. An overzealous neighborhood watchman of Hispanic descent shoots an unarmed black kid, and white culture is to blame? That seemed to be the argument in Michael Skolnik’s opportunistic, perversely reasoned, poorly written viral column about the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. Then CNN and MSNBC happily picked up the thread and sped the argument forthwith to Crazyland.
If you thought the tea party was over, think again. Kathleen Sebelius just shot a flare into a dynamite factory.
Poor Mitt Romney. The man seems destined to destroy his own candidacy and be loathed in perpetuity for allowing Barack Obama a second term.
When will conservatives learn that being right doesn’t matter? Having the correct answer to a philosophical problem is gratifying on a chalkboard, but it means little in political confrontations. The left learned this lesson a long time ago. The right needs to catch up.
Republican voters need a therapeutic slap across the face.
In recent months, pundits from across the political spectrum have reached a consensus: Obama has lost his mojo. Even Chris Matthews forlornly admits that the thrill is gone. There’s distress on the left and confusion on the right concerning our president’s struggle to strike a chord that resonates with anyone. Obama seems to have misplaced his once-superhuman ability to connect, to uplift, to electrify, to rally the people toward a righteous common cause.
One simply does not discuss politics or religion in public. It is just not done. To offend is the gravest of sins. So say the watchers of correct discourse in our age of modernity.
Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee unless Rush Limbaugh decides he shouldn’t be.