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 »

    Hugo Chavez Esta Muerta

    Time Magazine amazes me this morning. It prints one of the most intelligent and thoughtful descriptions of who and what Venezuelan Dictator Hugo Chavez was during his brief, frightening and frenetic life.

    Chávez called himself a “21st century socialist.” In reality he was a throwback to the dogmatic and authoritarian 20th century socialism of Castro, Cuba’s former dictator, and to the 19th century caudillo tradition of Chávez’s demigod, South American independence hero Simón Bolívar. Chávez hoped that being democratically elected would obscure the fact that he didn’t govern all that democratically. It didn’t. So it’s tempting to dismiss him as an anachronism, a vulgar populist famous for gratuitous yanqui bashing — for calling then U.S. President George W. Bush a malodorous “devil” at the U.N. in 2006 — an erratic and messianic retro-revolutionary whose country’s vast petrowealth let him indulge his Marxist nostalgia.

    For many, Hugo Chavez was a living, breathing throwback to the Cold War Era. A fitting reminder of how dead, backwards and bereft of original thought the so-called Progressives truly are. This was their icon, their Homo Universale. Ecce Homo! That man was Hugo Chavez.

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    Hugo Chavez Esta Muerta

    Time Magazine amazes me this morning. It prints one of the most intelligent and thoughtful descriptions of who and what Venezuelan Dictator Hugo Chavez was during his brief, frightening and frenetic life.

    Chávez called himself a “21st century socialist.” In reality he was a throwback to the dogmatic and authoritarian 20th century socialism of Castro, Cuba’s former dictator, and to the 19th century caudillo tradition of Chávez’s demigod, South American independence hero Simón Bolívar. Chávez hoped that being democratically elected would obscure the fact that he didn’t govern all that democratically. It didn’t. So it’s tempting to dismiss him as an anachronism, a vulgar populist famous for gratuitous yanqui bashing — for calling then U.S. President George W. Bush a malodorous “devil” at the U.N. in 2006 — an erratic and messianic retro-revolutionary whose country’s vast petrowealth let him indulge his Marxist nostalgia.

    For many, Hugo Chavez was a living, breathing throwback to the Cold War Era. A fitting reminder of how dead, backwards and bereft of original thought the so-called Progressives truly are. This was their icon, their Homo Universale. Ecce Homo! That man was Hugo Chavez.

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    Mitt Romney as Alexander the Great!

    Sadly, this summer Andy Griffith died. Growing up in the 1970’s, watching the Andy Griffith show was simply part of our day. Between episodes of Howdy Doody, The Brady Bunch and Gilligan’s Island, the Andy Griffith Show was just another show where life lessons played out on TV. Together these shows were “Americana” incarnate, where stories about honesty, hard work and community were on display | Read More »

    Obama and Jimmy Carter – Bust-ed!

    I just read some outtakes from an E-book: Lizard King – written by a supposed White House Insider.  It purports to be an insider’s view of Barak Obama and his staff.  The Daily Caller is running these book installments.  I found one incident very telling and supports my claims regarding Obama and his mental issues – He has many and they are deep and dark.  | Read More »

    Must Egypt hold 52 Americans for 444 days before we cut off aid?

    President Barack Hussein Obama is no James Earl Carter Before “extremists” overthrew the America’s ally in the Shah of Iran, then President Carter signaled his willingness, and even desire, to work with the Ayatollah Khomeini, since he was a “religious” man. Before the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, Carter famously chided his fellow Americans for their “inordinate fear” of Communism. But, unlike the Citizen of the World | 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.

    Making Reagan in 1980 Relevant Today

    Shortly after election day of November of 2008, Aaron Gardner, one of this site’s front page contributors, made a post that has stuck with me to this day. Titled “Back to the Future”, he strove to update the 1980 Republican Party platform to fit the needs of the day. It’s a post that I’ve been coming back to several times lately as we face yet | Read More »

    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 lamented the | Read More »

    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 lamented the | Read More »

    Obama’s poll numbers contain a ghastly message of doom.

    American’s don’t like to give up on their president. We want the president to succeed in a general way because we know if he fails the nation is harmed to some extent. In many respects Barack Obama is on a path blazed by James Earl Carter over three decades ago. More Americans “liked” Carter than thought he was doing a good job as President. That | Read More »

    BREAKING: Obama has lost Peggy Noonan!

    Four years ago Peggy Noonan was one of a group of erstwhile Republicans who succumbed in varying degrees to the Cult of Obama.  Noonan, who’s claim to fame rests entirely on having written some very good speeches for President Reagan, also saw fit to join in the general trashing of Sarah Palin in her newly assumed position of “thinking conservative”. Now after three years of | Read More »

    Better Off Not Asking

    In 1980, Ronald Reagan famously asked what has become a staple question in presidential campaigns: “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?”   The feckless Jimmy Carter was woefully unprepared to answer that question when Reagan posed it in a debate shortly before the election. A week later, the American people answered with a resounding “no” that translated into one of | Read More »

    Forgetting History

    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, but I | Read More »

    Forgetting History

    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, but I | Read More »