Bookworm: In other words, everything that we see in that picture of Obama and his cigarette, we see in his speeches, predictions, threats and apologies. He’s got all of Roosevelt’s vices (economic insanity) and none of his virtues (good cheer and optimism). Americans like optimism, because they are essentially an optimistic people. It is our [...]
Archive for January, 2009
Either Daschle Goes, Or McConnell and Boehner Must Go: We need to call for the withdrawal of Daschle as well as a firm stance on this issue by DC Republicans. And if they do not step up … and win, then we must pledge to lobby for them to step down and to also make [...]
Incredible: Democrats want to include a new car crushing plan in the “stimulus” bill where the government would buy new cars and trucks that obtain less than 18 mpg and crush them. This is a gift for Republicans. Now, to see if Republicans are smart or stupid in their own way too.
To cut defense spending by 10%: Obama’s busy expanding all of the rest of the government except for its primary, Constitutional mission: defending the nation. Lovely.
And people will continue to believe that only W can do Katrina. Not quite: When a million people in flyover country are suffering, and 42 people have died, we don’t hear much about it. If this was New York, Washington, Boston, (or if the president had an R after his name) you’d see non-stop reports, [...]
The Left, that is: And yet, it didn’t happen the way they hoped. Republicans didn’t rollover. Conservatives haven’t dropped their convictions. In fact, they seem to have found them. And the Republican vote was the first real proof that an era of New Politics isn’t here, that not all the political stars are perfectly aligned [...]
This is great: About the international financial crisis, Klaus said, “I am more afraid of the ‘reforms’ that will result from the crisis than I am of the crisis itself. This crisis will be misused by politicians to constrain economies around the world. I’m afraid of the potential consequences of overactivity by politicians,” as those [...]
Not good. See this excellent Asli Aydintasbas summary: ISTANBUL, Turkey–Those who watched the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan storm out of a Davos panel on Thursday after a loud exchange with Israeli President Shimon Peres may have witnessed one of the biggest diplomatic brawls of their lifetime.
The Anchoress dissects: Predictably – because this was effected by President Bush – the American press is barely mentioning it (last night I could find exactly one story about it, and that was by the BBC) but, but 15 million registered Iraqis went to the polls today.