Carterism revisited, Thatcherism needed
Kevin Williamson has a great piece at National Review explaining why the Left hates Margaret Thatcher so much. (Enough to throw parties celebrating her death, followed up by a bit of light rioting and looting.) In short, Williamson says Thatcher earned the undying animosity of the Left by making them look silly, and having a good time doing it. In other words, she challenged their legitimacy. The Left | Read More »
Video: Juxtaposing Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, and ‘Are You Better Off?’
A new spot from the RNC juxtaposes Jimmy Carter addressing America about the disastrous state of its economy with headlines from Barack Obama’s presidency. The ad is part of the “Are You Better Off?” campaign, and one would think that connecting Obama and Carter as much as possible can only be a good thing for the RNC this election.
We’ve Reached the Penultimate Jimmy Carter Moment of the Obama Presidency
Chris Cillizza made me laugh out loud last evening when I read his column, which opens with a question: “Is it possible for a president — any president — to succeed in the modern world of politics?” There is nothing new under the sun, including this question. On January 19, 2010, I wrote about the ungovernability of the American Republic. At that time, Barack Obama | Read More »
I have a confession to make. I am a thirty-something pundit on television and radio and I am frequently aggravated by many twenty and thirty-something pundits on television and radio. It is even a non-partisan aggravation. We all make mistakes and I am sure someone can be critical of me for the same reason I find so many up and coming political pundits so aggravating, | Read More »
Happy Obama ‘one-term proposition’ day
“If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” – President Barack Obama on NBC’s “Today,” February 2, 2009: Three years ago today, President Obama appeared on NBC’s “Today show and and made his infamous “one-term proposition” prediction: “I will be held accountable. You know, I’ve got four years. … A year from now, I think people | Read More »
The China Syndrome Amongst The Progressive Left
A great number of America’s modern leaders are dangerously ignorant with respect to China. In between the bimbo eruptions, GOP Candidate Herman Cain took a few minutes out of his busy day to remind how a GOP foreign policy gaffe by Gerald Ford helped convince America’s voters to pull the lever for Jimmy Carter. Gerald Ford famously insisted that Poland in 1976, wasn’t militarily occupied | Read More »
A pertinent question, especially today
October 28th, 1980 – while debating Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan asked a simple question that made American voters realize that Carter had sold them a false bill of goods. That simple question helped turn the election in his favor. It has been thirty years, but the question is as pertinent today as then.
Barack Obama Embraces His Inner Jimmy Carter
“Barack Obama, like Jimmy Carter before him, has proven himself overwhelmed by the job, not up to the task, and looking for answers in all the wrong places. Let’s hope the nation can survive him.” Perhaps it is because his chief speechwriter has spent the crisis playing beer pong in Georgetown bars. Perhaps it is because while embracing peak oil, the oil spill never piqued | Read More »