Of Stimulus Lessons And Judd Gregg’s Withdrawal
My thoughts over at the Arena. Concerning the Gregg issue, Andrew Sullivan–in his inimitable way–is claiming that the Gregg withdrawal is proof that the Republicans have “declared war” on Obama. Never mind the fact that other Cabinet nominees–at least, the ones that don’t have to withdraw from consideration because of obstacles like tax cheating–have been receiving overwhelming support from both parties in Senate confirmation votes. | Read More »
Where, in the excerpts discussed here, did the Vice President of the United States say that the President has the right “to dissolve the Constitution”? Cheney gave a general answer to a vague question and pointed out the obvious fact that the President does not have to consult Congress before launching nuclear weapons–mostly because in a launch situation, there would be no time for such | Read More »
The Warren Invocation Controversy
My thoughts. As if to underline my point about Obama supporters seeking desperately to rationalize the President-elect’s decision to invite Warren–whose beliefs are antithetical to many of theirs–ton give the invocation, comes now Andrew Sullivan to offer excuses for Obama and to try to convince his readers–and perhaps himself–that indeed, this really does not matter in the grand scheme of things. Anything to avoid criticizing | Read More »
The only question is why are you surprised? It’s not as if there was a lack of voices during the Presidential campaign saying stuff like “hey, we really don’t know who this Obama fellow is. He’s kind of an empty vessel and we seem to be projecting onto him what we like best. Anyone else concerned about that?” But unfortunately, whenever some of us brought | Read More »
So, To Sum Up . . .
According to Andrew Sullivan, Barack Obama’s Big Government tendencies and programs can be blamed on . . . George W. Bush’s penchant for Big Government. Yup. That’s what he’s saying. Of course, it is fatuous nonsense; the Big Government tendencies of the Bush Administration do not necessitate those of the incoming Obama Administration. And Barack Obama was for Big Government long before George W. Bush | Read More »
Way To Go, Andrew
Andrew Sullivan is livid. He is livid because there is a possibility–perhaps even a strong one–that John Brennan could become the new Director of Central Intelligence. Sullivan objects to this because he thinks that Brennan bought into “politicized” intelligence in the run-up to the war in Iraq and that Brennan may have been involved in war crimes. And of course, in situations like this one, | Read More »
Hillary Clinton At Foggy Bottom?
That’s the speculation, of course. I don’t know whether a Clinton appointment as Secretary of State will come to pass but if it does, Clinton will be the latest in a long line of . . . er . . . Clintonites to join the Clinton Obama Administration. Perhaps I should not be so snarky. After all, the Clintonites are the last Democrats to people | Read More »
Jules Crittenden Reads Andrew Sullivan So That You Don’t Have To
Behold. The last excerpted paragraph is nothing short of perfect. So when are the Atlantic’s editors finally going to be embarrassed enough by this obsession over the identity of Trig Palin’s mother to take action and ensure that their magazine is no longer (pardon the pun) sullied by Andrew’s employment there?
Dear Atlantic Editors
Please fire Andrew Sullivan. Your reputation depends on it.
Do The Atlantic’s Editor’s Browse The Internet From Time To Time?
If so, they should find Josh Treviño’s evisceration of Andrew Sullivan’s ridiculous claim that Southern evangelicals are “the mainstay of the torture regime in this country.” Of course, Sullivan has been on a bender concerning “Christianism,” which is a term he defines as “people doing stuff with religion that I don’t like,” much as he defines “neoconservatism” as “people doing stuff with politics that I | Read More »
Pardon Me For Asking This Again, But . . .
What? You know, it’s one thing to link to this video with an aside about how rich and varied and somewhat weird the Internet is and how it is full of strange little projects that have captured the imaginations of their creators. It is another thing altogether to introduce this video as laudatory agitprop that you think is the greatest message to have been delivered | Read More »