It's not so much that Barack Obama's promises comes with expiration dates as it is that he'll say anything to get his way without the slightest care about whether what he's saying is true or not. Never was this more true than when it came to health care reform, where he promised Obamacare would reduce costs, improve the quality of care, that you could keep your plan, your lawn would be mowed once a week, the government would pick up your kids from daycare, and there'd be a chicken in every pot and a steak on every plate -- free of charge! Of course, the world doesn't work that way and when a politician promises you everything you want without a trade off, it's a good time to grab duck, grab your wallet, and start looking for a handy escape route.
"Neocons Are Liberals Who Have Been Mugged by Reality" No longer true. Original neoconservatives such as Irving Kristol, who memorably defined neocons as liberals who'd been "mugged by reality," were (and still are) in favor of welfare benefits, racial equality, and many other liberal tenets. But they were driven rightward by the excesses of the late 1960s and early 1970s, when crime was increasing in the United States, the Soviet Union was gaining ground in the Cold War, and the dominant wing of the Democratic Party was unwilling to get tough on either problem.
It's strange, since I was just listening to a 20 minute interview with Julian Assange yesterday at TED. I had planned to write about that as soon as this latest breaking news cycle winds down (JournoList, Shirley Sherrod, etc.), and now we've got the release of the Afghanistan war logs, which had been expected. Yeah, since the Iraq Apache video smear (and the detailed coverage at Jawa Report, et al., and my own), I've been gaining a sharper understanding of Assange and his hard-left enablers worldwide. It's simply more clear by the day that America's enemies are not just on the battlefield, but also among the global transnational issue networks working to bring down the United States and its Western allies
At the beginning of the month, Michael Ledeen crafted a pitch-perfect description of President Obama as "the stereotypical American undergrad at a stereotypical Ivy League college in the age of political correctness:"
It s been about three years since I first heard the name Sarah Palin. I remember my Human Events co-worker, John Gizzi, opining on the former Alaska Governor s long shot chances at the Vice-Presidency in early 2008. She wasn t even really on the short list. Then, I heard she was pregnant and completely ruled her out
Get off my lawn. A 70 year old Carnation, WA homeowner used his handgun to stop a violent home invader. Police say that the 70 year old man was in his home at about 6 AM when he heard someone lurking outside his home. The homeower reportedly went to the door to investigate, at which point [...]
Ed Rollins former Reagan advisor thinks maybe so, but I m not so sure. He writes: Justice John Paul Stevens widely anticipated announcement Friday morning of his retirement after 35 years on the court, gives the president and his party another challenge going into the fall elections. Who the president nominates and how ferocious the
That s right; we red meat eaters aren t the problem. And poor cows have been getting a bum rap. Via Don Surber: From the London Telegraph: In the past environmentalists, from Lord Stern to Sir Paul McCartney, have urged people to stop eating mea
So, let s talk this one out. The AP reports: About two hours before reporters were supposed to be in position to leave with the president, Obama left the grounds of the White House. Members of the press were told he was attending one of his daughter s soccer games in northwest Washington, D.C. The White House press corps [...]