Two Faces and The Same “Death By Ideology”
Maybe that Lasik Surgery I had a couple of years ago didn’t quite take. Maybe I just got shot in the face with a laser for nothing. I say that because I’m looking at both Louis Farrakhan and Paul Krugman and swear that the two men could be twins. OK, just kidding. The two men could be ideological twins. In fact, I respect Farrakhan more. At least when he hates your guts for being White and Middle Class, it comes from his heart and isn’t just his day job.
I notice the confluence between these two unlikely figures because each has recently taken to the media to express their despicable hate speech. Farrakhan, I reiterate, extemporaneously speaks his deracinated mind and from his shriveled heart and his iniquitous soul. Krugman, however, writes carefully. He selects his words to reflect the malice towards individuals like myself. He has pickled his views in this hatred the way Korean grocers prepare a jar full of Kim Chi.
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Thomas Peterffy and the Freedom to Succeed
Thomas Peterffy is the founder of Interactive Brokers, an online brokerage firm. But he wasn’t always. In 1956, Thomas Peterffy, unable to speak English, fled Hungary as the Iron Curtain was lowering on Eastern Europe. By the time Peterffy left Hungary, the communists were in charge. Around 350,000 people, many intellectuals and politicians, were purged by the communists. In 1956, Hungary went through a revolution | Read More »
Have Obama and Biden Overinvested In The Middle Class Tax Argument?
Every campaign involves strategic choices about where to attack your opponent. One of the major points of attack leveled by the Obama-Biden campaign against Mitt Romney is the Democrats’ claim that the Romney-Ryan tax plan would raise taxes on the middle class. There is evidence that this attack has done a good deal of damage to Romney, but it is beginning to look as if | Read More »
The NYT needs to read *itself* on the Syrian rebel situation.
Because first it’s writing things like this: “Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the more secular opposition groups that the West wants to bolster, according to American officials and Middle Eastern diplomats,” and then it visibly wonders why it | Read More »
Ross Douthat Misses The Obvious
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In today’s New York Times, Ross Douthat tries to understand why the Obama regime has lied so shamelessly and incoherently over the attacks on our Benghazi consulate. He overlooks the obvious: this regime always turns to the lie any time it is under stress and the atmospherics of admitting it had turned Libya over to al Qaeda for a short term political gain.
Obama And The Triumph Of Cargo Cult Economics
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The legacy of the Obama regime will be a devastated middle class and an economy where employees must hold down multiple jobs in order to survive.
The Abortion Debate Continues
Last night during the Vice Presidential debate, we were given quite the surprise when a question concerning a social issue came into play towards the end. Martha Raddatz, the clearly partisan moderator, asked the candidates about their common religious faith, Catholicism, and how it affected their view on abortion. Republican candidate Paul Ryan eloquently summed up that his Catholic faith isn’t the only factor as | Read More »
Fact Checking. The Catholic Bishops Do A Job America’s Media Just Won’t Do.
Last night in the Vice Presidential debate, America’s Rain Man, Joe Biden made a rather astonishing claim about the Obamacare mandate that martyrs religious freedom in favor of sexual gratification: “With regard to the assault on the Catholic Church, let me make it absolutely clear. No religious institution—Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital—none has to either refer contraception, | Read More »
The Petulant Circus Clown Drowns Out any Substance
Was Joe Biden on drugs or did he use Al Gore for his debate prep? That’s the question anyone viewing the debate on TV should be asking. Biden’s appalling petulant behavior, in conjunction with the moderator’s refusal to moderate the debate instead of debate the debate, allowed Biden to get out of control and make a clown of himself. That is all anyone will remember. | Read More »
Big Bird vs. Coal
“If you don’t have a record to run on… you make a big election about small things.” – Barack Obama, 2008. In 2008, Barack Obama made the above comment. In 2012, he is proving it to be true, attempting to refocus this year’s presidential election on the weighty topic of… Big Bird. But while Obama attempts to eke out a win by spotlighting a muppet, | Read More »
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Martha Raddatz Was Horrible
Journalists are, unsurprisingly, rallying around Martha Raddatz’s awesome performance as a moderator last night. The general rule is that the side that loses thinks the moderator was terrible. I think Paul Ryan won the debate last night, assisted by Joe Biden’s braying jackass routine, but I think Raddatz was a terrible moderator. Ben Domenech’s excellent Transom lays out why: Good moderators can be active or | Read More »
An Insignificant Hour and a Half of Joe Biden Braying Like a Biblical Donkey
I really do personally like Joe Biden, but he came across as a braying Biblical donkey tonight on stage in Kentucky. It was made worse by a moderator who lost repeated control of the debate. Up front, I have to say I’m hung up on one big thing. Joe Biden said the intelligence community got it wrong in Libya, but he says we can trust | Read More »
A look at the brutal Flake ad on Carmona (AZ SEN).
To understand this ad from Jeff Flake whaling on Richard Carmona in the AZ-SEN race… …you need to know the background. Essentially, the woman in the ad is former Acting Assistant HHS Secretary Cristina Beato, who was Carmona’s boss back when he was Surgeon General under GW Bush. You might remember that Mr. Carmona had an epic meltdown and public break with the previous administration | Read More »
Obama Campaign Official Stephanie Cutter: Benghazi Terrorist Attack ‘Only an Issue because of Romney and Ryan’
Here’s the video (transcript below): STEPHANIE CUTTER: In terms of the politicization of this — you know, we are here at a debate, and I hope we get to talk about the debate — but the entire reason this has become the political topic it is, is because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. It’s a big part of their stump speech. And it’s reckless | Read More »