Geithnerism In Its Fulsome Evil GloryI don’t imagine Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner ever expected to end up as the philosophical poster-child of The New American Left. The Left is famous for raising taxes. Geithner may or may not even bother to pay his in any given year. Yet it happened during a light moment he experienced while testifying up on | Read More »
The One’s legislative failures haven’t even begun
In the midst of a global economic meltdown, Obama decides to push for the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” to allow gays to openly be gay and serve in the military. This policy change was one of Obama’s top priorities — the other being the passage of the START treaty. Don’t ask don’t tell went down in flames yesterday in the U.S. Senate. And | Read More »
Moderation is a result, not a starting point.
Recent news accounts of a closed-door Senate meeting/luncheon mention “moderate” Republicans like Scott Brown of MA wondering aloud if there was still room for “moderates” in the Republican party. In a word, Senator, No. That is if you define a moderate as someone who, to steal Peggy Noonan’s analogy from today’s WSJ Online, starts negotiating from the 18-inch mark on the 36-inch Yardstick. A digression: | Read More »
Are There Worse Parts of The Current President’s Agenda Than Obamacare and Cap and Trade?
The great at bats get fewer and farther between, but there are those glorious mornings when Peggy Noonan can still send one sailing skyward over the fence. Her powers of observation waxed and her political Kung-Fu stood mighty on December 19th. Her column “The Adam Lambert Problem” should be required reading for anyone wondering why President Barack Obama wants to appoint a militant homosexual as | Read More »
Peggy Noonan, The Crazy Cat Lady, Gets the Sarah Palin Treatment at Harvard
This autumn, Peggy Noonan left her New York City digs for Cambridge to be a guest lecturer at Harvard. I’m leery of self-anointed, East Coast, Republican elites, but my distaste for Noonan reached new levels when she decided to act like a teenage girl in a Miley Cyrus movie and hurled such petty insults at Sarah Palin that her invective had to be personal. These | Read More »
Some of The Sleeping Awaken; Some Still Loudly Snore…
I can ignore the extent to which I oppose our current President’s policies and deplore many of his disingenuous thug tactics when evaluating his ability to light up an audience with his rhetoric. President Obama has a talent to accomplish two seemingly contradictory goals. He fires up the radicals while simultaneously lulling the moderates to a trusting sleep.
Now all is not well in the kingdom of Hope and Change and those who believed in his promises must face a decision. They can take a leap of faith and write off firstname.lastname@example.org as a necessary evil to accomplish vital reform. Or, they can wake up and smell the asphalt; as citizen protestors are accused of being Astroturf Nazis.Read More »
Exposing Peggy Noonan: Are You Part of Her Secret Club?
Peggy Noonan is an elitist. She’s a good one too. Being an elitist involves displaying exceptional manners and grace. Noonan does both. Her polite, calm demeanor often obscures her passions. She doesn’t allow herself to become too emotional. To do so would be undignified. But Sarah Palin has gotten under her skin. There is something about Sarah that has Noonan unhinged. Without any effort, Sarah | Read More »
Senator DeMint: Freedom Builds the Tent
Much has been made lately of the Republican Party’s struggles – the latest involving the defection of Arlen Specter to the Democrat Party. The fight has been cast by the commentariat and a few Republican politicians as a fight between ideological “purists” who, it is said, seek to shrink the Party, and the pragmatic sort who understand the need to remain inclusive. I do not | Read More »
I am a moderate conservative.
Latest Gov. Palin media: Noonan’s Must read and a “disturbing video” of Palin speaking in Church
Just spotted Noonan’s piece on Drudge: must-read. The best quote on the media: Dig deep into Sarah Palin, get all you can, talk to everybody, get every vote, every quote, tell us of her career and life, she may be the next vice president. But don’t play games. And leave her kid alone, bitch.Then there’s this video that’s getting a lot of attention on Fark. | Read More »
Obama’s speech not memorable, but his creepy Stalinist setting is
The effusive left-wing media reaction to last night’s Obama acceptance speech was to be expected. Even some conservatives got caught up in the moment.As passions have cooled, the praise has become more tempered. Very few people can recite one memorable phrase from the speech. This morning on MSNBC’s pathetic Morning Joe, Peggy Noonan actually took The Hack Whose Name Will Not Be Mentioned to task. | Read More »
Four VP Gambits
1) THE FEMALE GAMBIT — Sarah Palin.Upside: Conservatives will love her. Women will vote for her (not all of them, but some of them just to break the “glass ceiling”). Good campaigner, means Biden will have to be careful in his debate attacks to not be seen bullying and we all know how careful Biden is.Downside: Trooper gate, does she fit McCain’s personality style. Other | Read More »