Who is this man?
Who is this man?
President Obama and former President George W. Bush one week ago at the September 11th, 2001, ten year memorial service in New York City.
I dunno. He could have just been feeling like the Maitre D’ in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off who couldn’t abide the fake Abe Froman, the Sausage King of Chicago, the type who gave old whats his name, Paul Shrugman, the heebie jeebies.
Perhaps Obama simply realized he was standing beside the Walrus and it really pissed him off.
President Obama was faced down by a leader yesterday in the White House when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed him in front of the world about the facts of life in the Middle East that Israel faces with its enemies on all its borders.
Obama’s declaration in his State Department address on Thursday that any future Israel/Palestine peace agreement should be based on the 1967 borders was delivered on the day before he was to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Perhaps this move didn’t work out as well as he expected.
Perhaps behind the closed doors of the White House, Obama threatened to do what he did the last time he met with Prime Minister Netanyahu in the White House when he rudely left him high and dry to go have dinner with his family, refusing to do a presser with the prime minister.
The community organizer, Barack Hussein Obama was rebuked by Benjamin Netanyahu - “soldier, diplomat and the ninth Prime Minister of the State of Israel,” for all the world to see.
Here is Jake Tapper’s take:
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to think he needed to educate President Obama on some issues today, so in the Oval Office he described in some detail to the president a history of the refugee problem in the region dating back 63 years, as well as his view on the need for Israel to be able to defend itself in the context of thousands of years of Jewish suffering.
“We don’t have a lot of margin for error,” Netanyahu said to the president. “Because, Mr. President, history will not give the Jewish people another chance.”
Netanyahu, whose father is a retired academic, offered the president repeated history lessons, saying Jews have “been around for almost 4,000 years. We have experienced struggle and suffering like no other people. We’ve gone through expulsions and pogroms and massacres and the murder of millions. But I can say that even at the dearth of — even at the nadir of the valley of death, we never lost hope and we never lost our dream of reestablishing a sovereign state in our ancient homeland, the land of Israel.”
Netanyahu said that “while Israel is prepared to make generous compromises for peace, it cannot go back to the 1967 lines, because these lines are indefensible, because they don’t take into account certain changes that have taken place on the ground, demographic changes that have taken place over the last 44 years.”
In 1967, Netanyahu said, “Israel was all of 9 miles wide — half the width of the Washington Beltway… So we can’t go back to those indefensible lines, and we’re going to have to have a long-term military presence along the Jordan.”
Americans have traditionally been pro-Israel. We’ve seen the carnage that Arafat, Hamas, and The Palestinian Authority have wreaked on Israeli citizens. It is indeed, unusual for a Prime Minister of a foreign country to regretfully rebuke and instruct an American President in a news setting while in the White House but in many Americans’ views and in this American’s view in particular, Obama had it coming.
From Drudge…disgusting news.
A small Syrian-backed terrorist group in Gaza said its activists blew up a donkey cart laden with explosives close to the border with Israel on Tuesday, killing the animal but causing no human casualties.
Abu Ghassan, spokesman for the terrorist group, said more than 200 kilograms of dynamite were heaped on the animal-drawn cart. He added that the explosives were detonated 60 meters from the concrete security barrier that separates the territory from Israel.
Coming soon to a mosque near Ground Zero? Or a church camp in any state in the Union?
Earlier this week, masked gunmen from an Islamist group torched a UN-run summer camp for children and teens in Gaza.
The head of UNRWA in Gaza, John Ging, said the assailants tied up the guard, burned tents and vandalized bathrooms at the campgrounds. UN officials said the attackers left behind three bullets and a note threatening to kill Ging and others unless the UN cancels its activities for some 250,000 Gaza children.
Two days before the incident, the previously unknown “The Free of the Homeland” group issued a statement criticizing the camp’s organizer, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), for “teaching schoolgirls fitness, dancing and immorality.”
A mother knows. Especially when she is sitting at her injured son’s bedside.
He was supposed to help her hero son - but all she saw in Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan’s eyes was evil.
The mom of a soldier who received psychiatric treatment from the accused Fort Hood gunman said she was frightened of the psychiatrist from the very beginning of her son’s stay at Walter Reed Medical Center.
“I looked into his eyes, and he scared me,” Cindy Gagnier told the Daily News. “He made some comments to me that made me feel very uncomfortable, and I don’t become uncomfortable very easily.”
This one is a must read.
Photos by Rachel Rodemann · Times Record
A statue of the Greek goddess Hebe, goddess of youth and happiness, is backlit by sun streaming through yellow leaves in front of the Crawford County Courthouse in Van Buren.
Autumn continues in its beauty despite all the ugliness in the world.
The murderous rampage at Fort Hood this past Thursday, committed by an Islamist Army officer who had made his hatred of our country quite apparent, is a stark reminder that we have enemies in our midst who take advantage of the freedom and opportunities our country offers in order to plan and carry out their jihadist attacks.
The response by the media and the political elite to the horrific terror attack on our nations Best class of American was unfortunately, quite predictable.
President Obama, who quickly jumped to conclusions when his friend, Henry Louis Gates was arrested by a white law officer, instructed his shocked fellow Americans to not jump to conclusions about the killing and the killer.
Jules Crittendon suggests that purple hearts should be awarded to the dead and wounded at Fort Hood because they were attacked by a a traitor who should be charged with desertion, treason and terrorism charges. (as well as murder)
Is any of the above very likely to be offically recognized? No. No matter what is learned about his motivation, in all likelihood he will be treated as a murder defendant in either a civilian or a military court … possibly with an insanity or bullying defense such as we’re already seeing explored on his behalf … rather than as a committed jihadi, an unlawful combatant, a terrorist, a deserter who aided and abetted the enemy, and a traitor who took up arms against his nation. It’s a push Republican lawmakers and those Democrats who agree could take up, that would command a lot of public support. Politicization of justice? Tell me that hasn’t happened already in this country. I’d call it a simple demand for justice. We owe it to the dead and the wounded to acknowledge why and under what circumstances they died and bled.
Kevin McCullough at Townhall.com writes about Obama’s apathetic response to the terror at Fort Hood.
In his remarks President Obama called for everyone to remain calm and to not jump to conclusions about the cause, rationale, and motivation behind the shooting incident.
Evidently what President Obama meant was for the average American to disengage their mind from the truth his lying eyes and ears easily showed them.
Within the hour Stephen Hayes reported on “the panel” on Fox News’ Special Report that sources inside the Obama administration’s FBI leadership had confirmed that the investigation was not to be giving any discussion to the possible merits of connecting the shooting at Ft. Hood to terrorism.
The news media immediately sought out the relatives of Major Nidal Malik Hasan to get their response and it was typical. Hasan was a gentle soul said his cousin. He had been harrassed by his fellow soldiers said his aunt.
Hence, the template: America is to blame. We can’t be trusted to come to our own conclusions.
The New York Times followed the template like a ballet dancer practicing her choreography.
There is no evidence of terror says the Times.
Evan Thomas didn’t express his outrage over the domestic terrorism at Fort Hood, instead he was more concerned that the killer is a Muslim and the right wing will be inflamed.
CAIR brought up the rear.
On Thursday night, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad told a news conference the alleged Fort Hood attacker’s motive remained unknown.
“We urge all Americans to remain calm in reaction to this tragic event and to demonstrate once again what is best about America — our nation’s ability to remain unified even in times of crisis,” Awad said. “We urge national political and religious leaders and media professionals to set a tone of calm and unity.
“Unfortunately, based on past experience, we also urge American Muslims, and those who may be perceived to be Muslim, to take appropriate precautions to protect themselves, their families and their religious institutions from possible backlash.” (Rantburg)
J.R. Dunn at the American Thinker explains the role the left has played in our war on terror.
Here is an excerpt:
We know where it led to. We have reached the point where successful programs are being abandoned, where national defense has taken a back seat, and where decent men out to protect their homes and fellow citizens are being targeted for legal sanction. The left has gained a shoddy and partial triumph. Though they could not destroy the despised Bush administration or throw away Iraq, they have the consolation prize of shutting down all those evil programs and betraying the people of Afghanistan. No fall of Saigon or Watergate this time around, but they’ll make do.
How odd that the U.S. military and the lame stream media haven’t picked up on this very telling fact.
Yet another British publication tells us what the American media will not.
Sadly, there hasn’t been much news coverage of those killed and injured at Fort Hood. The names were just released by the Department of Defense yesterday but Fox News has a piece on the Americans who were killed.
Crickets chirp at MSNBC.
Nothing here either.
If you look really hard you can find the list at ABC.
Fort Hood’s Deceased
The fatal victims of the Ft. Hood shooting, as released by the Department of Defense on Saturday
* 1. Lt. Col. Juanita Warman, 55, Havre de Grace, MD
* 2. Maj. Libardo Caraveo, 52, Woodbridge, VA
* 3. Cpt. John P. Gaffaney, 54, San Diego, CA
* 4. Cpt. Russell Seager, 41, Racine, WI
* 5. Staff Sgt. Justin Decrow, 32, Plymouth, IN
* 6. Sgt. Amy Krueger, 29, Kiel, WI
* 7. Spc. Jason Hunt, 22, Tillman, OK
* 8. Spc. Frederick Greene, 29, Mountain City, TN
* 9. PFC Aaron Nemelka, 19, West Jordan, UT
* 10. PFC Michael Pearson, 22, Bolingbrook, IL
* 11. PFC Kham Xiong, 23, St. Paul, MN
* 12. Pvt. Francheska Velez, 21, Chicago, IL
* 13. Michael G. Cahill, Cameron, TX [civilian]
Associated Press list of victims.
My thoughts and prayers are with all the soldiers and families of the dead and the wounded.
Approaching the keyboard in the age of Obama is becoming ever more dicey. What with dealing with the winter of our own discontent, disinfectants, and distress, there’s a slow realization that the dystopian society some of us suspected before the election might be the true construct behind the flashing neon lights of Hope and Change is indeed the audacious aim of Barack Obama and it’s beginning to unfold.
A scary time made even more scary by our Horror Story Teller in Chief, Scary Barry.
I’ve always been skeptical of the pushy car salesmen who insist that a car I am mildly interested in must be purchased immediately because there are so many buyers in line, there are no more like it, the price will go up tomorrow, etc…. but this is what we have been getting from Empire Obama re the Stimulus Plan.
Things haven’t been going so well for Barack and Michelle in the White House, it seems, since most of the Obama cabinet selections have been found unworthy in one way or another. The day Tom Daschle had to bow out of the post of secretary of Health and Human Services due to tax troubles the Obamas took off to a charter school in Washington D.C. where they told the second graders they were ‘tired of being in the White House.’
Such an inspirational couple.
The escapist pair read The Moon over Star to the delighted and useful children all in order to divert attention from the bad news of the day which, truth be told, was all of Barack Obama’s making.
It’s bad enough that Obama and his Democrat Party are promising the country the trillion dollar pork sandwich will be good for the economy even though support for the stimulus is sinking, the rabbit eared Obama cannot take the heat of the criticism of the package and had a snit-fit at the Democrat Retreat in Williamsburg, Va.
Unsurprisingly, the writers at Newsweek have seen the rising socialism and have shrugged their shoulders.
As the Obama administration presses the largest fiscal bill in American history, caps the salaries of executives at institutions receiving federal aid at $500,000 and introduces a new plan to rescue the banking industry, the unemployment rate is at its highest in 16 years. The Dow has slumped to 1998 levels, and last year mortgage foreclosures rose 81 percent.
All of this is unfolding in an economy that can no longer be understood, even in passing, as the Great Society vs. the Gipper. Whether we like it or not—or even whether many people have thought much about it or not—the numbers clearly suggest that we are headed in a more European direction. A decade ago U.S. government spending was 34.3 percent of GDP, compared with 48.2 percent in the euro zone—a roughly 14-point gap, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In 2010 U.S. spending is expected to be 39.9 percent of GDP, compared with 47.1 percent in the euro zone—a gap of less than 8 points. As entitlement spending rises over the next decade, we will become even more French.
Perhaps this is the reason why most of the Republicans in Congress are fighting against the stimulus.
But what of the things that matter without as well as within our nation? Not only have there been troubling foreign policy changes… Obama directed that charges be dropped against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the U.S.S. Cole bombing mastermind; in addition, the NSC will be restructured to be more like SpongeBob SquarePants.
The new structure, to be outlined in a presidential directive and a detailed implementation document by Jones, will expand the NSC’s reach far beyond the range of traditional foreign policy issues and turn it into a much more elastic body, with Cabinet and departmental seats at the table — historically occupied only by the secretaries of defense and state — determined on an issue-by-issue basis. Jones said the directive will probably be completed this week.
I have argued before however that, given Obama’s radical roots in the neo-Marxist, nihilist politics of Saul Alinsky, it is the undermining of America’s fundamental values that is likely to be this President’s most strategically important goal. I have also suggested that, since this agenda is promoted through stealth politics which gull the credulous middle-classes while destroying the ground upon which they are standing, his second-tier appointments should be closely scrutinised.
And here’s a humdinger. Obama has picked a man called David Ogden to be deputy Attorney-General. Ogden has made his legal career from representing pornographers, trying to defeat child protection legislation and undermining family values. As FoxNews reported this week, he once represented a group of library directors arguing against the Children’s Internet Protection Act, which ordered libraries and schools receiving funding for the Internet to restrict access to obscene sites. And on behalf of several media groups, he successfully argued against a child pornography law that required publishers to verify and document the age of their models, which would have ensured these models were at least 18.
The Dystopian world of Barack Obama approaches. His allies in Congress are calling for the fairness doctrine to Hush Rush and everyone else who opposes Obama’s policies. For the first time ever ‘the director of the Census Bureau will report directly to the White House and not the secretary of Commerce, according to a senior White House official.’ The centralization of power continues in the empire of Obama.
Perhaps there is still hope that there will be a change from all this doom and gloom rhetoric the new president has been piling on his fellow Americans. It’s not likely, the man is 47 years old and his character is pretty much formed for better or worse by now. He’s moved into the job of president with very heavy steps. Still, the two weeks of mistakes, embarrassments and temper tantrums are pretty breath taking.
President Obama is not unlike another leader who led at another time in history, King Ethelred the Unready.
Of all the kings in English history, Ethelred II has perhaps the worst reputation. By the end of his reign, he’d managed to lose almost all of England to Viking Invaders.
To fully appreciate the story of Ethelred II, it is important to go back to the reign of his father, King Edgar. Edgar was the great-grandson of King Alfred the Great, and it was during Edgar’s reign that, for the first time since before Alfred, all of England was united under one king. The Anglo-Saxon kingdom of England was at its height, seemingly free from dangers, internal or external. And thus, King Edgar was given the nickname “the Peaceful.” It was a much better nickname than would be given to his son.
Ethelred was born around the year 968, the younger of two sons of Edgar. Unfortunately, for England, the two sons came from different mothers, and from the moment of Edgar’s death in 975, a power struggle ensued. The struggle ended with the murder of Ethelred’s half-brother, Edward. In 978 Ethelred was crowned king of England at age 10.
It should come as no surprise that someone who was granted so much authority at such a young age might suffer from a lack of wisdom in how to wield that power. In fact, Ethelred’s reign was characterized by his inability to control or maintain the loyalty of his subjects.
Still, while the unity of England was slowly unwinding from within, the country faced a new threat from outside the island. In the early years of Ethelred’s reign, the Vikings returned. At first, they made small raids along the coast, but as the years passed their boldness grew. Their raids became bigger, more brutal, and struck deeper into the heart of England. Try as he might, Ethelred could organize no effective military resistance to the invaders. So instead, Ethelred took to paying them to go away. These payments were given the polite word of Danegeld, but in reality were nothing more or less than extortion.
Poor old Ethelred was only a young boy when he became king. President Obama is 47 years old.
Our country will be lucky indeed if Danegeld is all we will be paying in the next four years with Obama at the helm.
Taking a break from cleaning the house before the return of the Charlotte and her Thanksgiving guest, a fellow law school student who is a fascinating young woman, born in Paris on Bastille Day, the very day a year after her older brother had been born in Lebanon in 1982 during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon.
The first birth was premature, brought on by the terror of the bombs in Lebanon, the second birth was also premature, brought on by the noise of the fireworks in Paris. The Christian Lebanese family eventually were able to move to the United States where they brought their children up in Alabama.
Anyway, the shopping is done, the cleaning is ongoing and I need a break.
Ed interviews Peter Wood, writer of the book, “A Bee in the Mouth!”, (hence the name of the video) and gives me a new book to add to my Christmas wish list. Peter examines the anger in politics which has been growing in the past four generations.
I plead guilty to being extremely angry at my fellow Americans when they bought what Bill Clinton was selling. I was appalled, shocked, saddened and yes, angry. But I didn’t take to the road with ugly bumper stickers on my car, nor did I join an outfit like Moveon.org which was started up after the impeachment of Clinton. I did use what opportunities I had as a citizen and wrote one letter to the editor of a newspaper during the 1996 Presidential election arguing against the reelection of Clinton but that was before the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
Clinton had done enough in my book to be sent home to Arkansas but the American people didn’t see it my way. Did I experience some bitter moments after that? Yes indeedy. But I still didn’t become a hater because I wasn’t raised that way.
Ed Driscoll linked to this review of Peter Wood’s book by Stanley Kurtz that is very illuminating and has more indepth thoughts that capture what I have been thinking lately.
Peter Wood’s book is about political anger in America but not specifically in the past election and reading Stanley Kurtz’ thought’s about Wood’s book set me off on an inferential jaunt.
I’ve been thinking about why the American people have turned against the Republicans in this election year. It wasn’t a mandate for Obama because in some states in the South, McCain won over Obama with larger percentages than President Bush beat Kerry.
The South is still very traditional but the midwest and Northeast is just about gone in that respect. Midwesterners and the Northeast might be able to take tough winters but they don’t like mean talk. After all these years of polarizing political speech, they’ve had it with politics. Whoever yelled the loudest got their attention.
The Democrats have been yelling loudest with the help of the media. They got the attention. The message was repeated over and over. The Bush Derangement Syndrome of the extreme left of the Democrat Party went mainstream. People who one would think would have been resistant to such delusions bought into that message because there really wasn’t any pushback from the White House or Bush surrogates or heaven forbid, any Republicans in Congress.
The angry message stuck. The American people bought it. Obama arrived and did his Humphrey Bogart-best. The American people bought it. The media whispered that John McCain seemed angry. The American people bought that.
Ronald Reagan was never the angry type. President Bush, God Bless Him has never been the angry type. Barack Obama seems more angry than both of these men in reality but reality matters no more.
Everything is perception which is why the Peggy Noonans of the world are working hard to make Sarah Palin unelectable. She is not an angry person, just extremely successful as a governor.
Gotta go make a pie.
I’m back from the kitchen. My husband has been watching movies in the computer room while I was blogging so I was unaware of the terror attacks in India today. Horrible.
Oh yeah, I probably won’t get back here for a while, so Happy Thanksgiving. May God comfort all the civilians and the families of those killed and injured in the terror attacks.
The thoughts below might seem cranky, yes. A little over the top, yes. One might think the proprietor of Wide Awake Cafe has succumbed to Obama Derangement Syndrome.
But perhaps not.
First some definitions. When we talk about ODS, or Obama Derangement Syndrome, we are obviously referencing its precursor, BDS — Bush Derangement Syndrome.
Neither phenomenon consists of mere dislike of the policies of the person in question. That’s allowed. One can even distrust the person or think he is lying, if there is evidence for it.
Neo Neocon continues:
That’s the important part: evidence from behavior in the present. Although we are all emotionally driven in our lives — and there’s nothing wrong with that; who would want to be surrounded by Star Trekian Spocks? — at certain times and places there’s a need to put emotions on the back burner and attempt to evaluate things in the cold harsh light of reason.
Yes, there are reasons to fear that Obama has a far left agenda, based on his history, some of his own statements, and his associations. There are even reasons to believe that whether he does or doesn’t have such an agenda himself, he will lack the inclination (or perhaps the backbone) to stop the far left agenda of those with the power to pass bills — in other words, the hugely Democratic Congress and its leaders Reid and Pelosi.
This is an uncertain time. One now sees the news media second guessing themselves as they digest the election and the fact that their favorite, Barack Obama was indeed, elected.
Now they are discussing how little is really known about Barack Obama and what is really going to shake out with the economy and taxes and Wall Street.
It’s still quite apparent that to the media, their man, Barack Obama can and will do no wrong.
During the unending presidential campaign one item that stood out in plain sight but was never questioned by any American reporter was the fact that the daughters of Barack Obama were not given Christmas gifts by their parents.
Not one gift.
Does that mean there was no tree in the home of Barack and Michelle Obama? After all, one would think that if there were a tree in the home that it would have been incredibly cruel to the children if there were not at least two gifts under the tree on Christmas morn for the daughters.
No stockings at least? No lumps of coal?
What does this portend for our nations’ celebration of Christmas?
Will Christmas still be a National Holiday?
Will the next four years be an era of four seasons but never Christmas?
Although People Magazine let slip the news about the Obama’s cultural lifestyle in their lovingly portrayed puff piece the national news media ignored it.
Politico’s Mike Allen delivered a soft pat on the back to Obama.
However, the Brits noticed and ran with it.
In a magazine interview Obama and his wife Michelle revealed that one of their steadfast house rules is not giving Christmas or birthday presents to Malia, 10, and Sasha, seven.
The couple explained that they spend “hundreds” on birthday slumber parties and want to “teach some limits”. Santa Claus is still permitted to deliver seasonal gifts however.
The girls are also given an allowance of just $1 (50p) a week for performing household chores, according to People magazine. Those chores include making their own bed, setting and clearing the dinner table and putting themselves to bed by 8.30pm.
Hat tip: Gateway Pundit
So Santa is still in the mix. Gives us some hope I suppose. But only seasonally. Not at Christmas.
Still unsettling, given the slip of the tongue a nervous Obama had in a George Stephanopoulos interview earlier this summer while speaking about his “Muslim faith.” The ever helpful George immediately corrected him and of course, everyone in the media gave Obama a pass.
So, yes, Virginia there may still be some hope. But not so for many of the adults in this country who could see beyond the slogans of hope and change.
But God is still in His Heaven. (Just don’t tell Christopher)
One Hitchens brother sees through the swooning of the 53% and the media.
Anyone would think we had just elected a hip, skinny and youthful replacement for God, with a plan to modernise Heaven and Hell – or that at the very least John Lennon had come back from the dead.
The swooning frenzy over the choice of Barack Obama as President of the United States must be one of the most absurd waves of self-deception and swirling fantasy ever to sweep through an advanced civilisation. At least Mandela-worship – its nearest equivalent – is focused on a man who actually did something.
I really don’t see how the Obama devotees can ever in future mock the Moonies, the Scientologists or people who claim to have been abducted in flying saucers. This is a cult like the one which grew up around Princess Diana, bereft of reason and hostile to facts.
The very sober conclusion to Peter Hitchen’s article needs to be read over and over by those who still love our country and want it to remain free.
I was in Washington DC the night of the election. America’s beautiful capital has a sad secret. It is perhaps the most racially divided city in the world, with 15th Street – which runs due north from the White House – the unofficial frontier between black and white. But, like so much of America, it also now has a new division, and one which is in many ways much more important. I had attended an election-night party in a smart and liberal white area, but was staying the night less than a mile away on the edge of a suburb where Spanish is spoken as much as English, plus a smattering of tongues from such places as Ethiopia, Somalia and Afghanistan.
As I walked, I crossed another of Washington’s secret frontiers. There had been a few white people blowing car horns and shouting, as the result became clear. But among the Mexicans, Salvadorans and the other Third World nationalities, there was something like ecstasy.
They grasped the real significance of this moment. They knew it meant that America had finally switched sides in a global cultural war. Forget the Cold War, or even the Iraq War. The United States, having for the most part a deeply conservative people, had until now just about stood out against many of the mistakes which have ruined so much of the rest of the world.
Suspicious of welfare addiction, feeble justice and high taxes, totally committed to preserving its own national sovereignty, unabashedly Christian in a world part secular and part Muslim, suspicious of the Great Global Warming panic, it was unique.
These strengths had been fading for some time, mainly due to poorly controlled mass immigration and to the march of political correctness. They had also been weakened by the failure of America’s conservative party – the Republicans – to fight on the cultural and moral fronts.
They preferred to posture on the world stage. Scared of confronting Left-wing teachers and sexual revolutionaries at home, they could order soldiers to be brave on their behalf in far-off deserts. And now the US, like Britain before it, has begun the long slow descent into the Third World. How sad. Where now is our last best hope on Earth?
The question remains, is it already too late? Will we, the conservative Republicans, the 46%, after all the disappointments of the 2008 campaign and the ups and downs of the past eight years make the decision to give up and go the way of the Whigs?
Will we forget Sarah Palin, and let the smearers of the left in the Republican Party have their way? Will we start to rebuild our party with solid, conservative economic and social Reagan principles? Or will we merely attempt to ugh, rebrand ourselves?
Or will we simply go to sleep?
Or, worse, than that, will this be the replacement for Christmas?
If so, the Third World will be our destiny. Christmas will never be the same.