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Political Writings 2010

O'Donnell Victory Exposes Republicans
One of the things that the nomination of Christine O'Donnell as the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Delaware has made clear is just how blinded by ideology left-leaning old media journalists are. Unfortunately, it's also demonstrated that many Republicans and conservative commentators who should know better are guilty of the same political sin.

A New Contract With America
It is incumbent on conservative candidates for political office, no matter what their party affiliation, to commit to supporting policies and legislation that will enable us to reverse the enormous damage already being done by the Obama administration’s usurpation of power from the citizens of the United States. With the prospects of Republicans/conservatives commanding majorities in both houses increasingly likely, here is a list of ten initiatives, a new "contract with America," that every conservative candidate for public office should commit to.

The President's Shrinking Constituency
Perhaps the most damning - or "defining" - numbers as regards the President's relationship with the American people are seen in a recent Pew Research poll that asked more than 3,000 people about Obama's religion. In the survey, taken between between July 21 and August 5, nearly one in five (18 percent) said that our President is a Muslim, up from 11 percent a little more than a year ago.

I Was a Teenage President
The Obama administration resembles nothing so much as a big house in the suburbs where the parents are away for the weekend. In the absence of any responsible person to take charge, the Teenager-In-Chief is letting the rest of the adolescents run wild.

I'll Tell You Where You Can Put Your Mosque, Imam Feisal
What's the perverse logic involved in not opposing the building of a mosque about a block from the scene of one of modern history's truly egregious terrorist atrocities? It would appear to be something like this: Any culture that refuses to emerge from its barbaric medieval roots but rather chooses to use modern western technology to indiscriminately murder innocent people of every nationality and religion, including its own, can't be all bad, right?

Is That a Bomb In Your Pants, Joe Klein, Or Are You Just Happy to See Barack Obama?
It's been suggested the real reason leftists oppose waterboarding is that their intellectual corruption borders so closely on terrorist activity they fear that once their motives and tactics have been exposed, they themselves will be subjected to this very effective tactic for prying information out of our enemies. The recently released Journolist e-mails - capped off by member Joe Klein's embarrassing defense of the group's activity - helps us understand why so many liberal journalists share this fear.

The Obama Administration: Where Ideology Meets Incompetence
One of the problems with electing a young, inexperienced leftist as president is that he’s likely to bring fellow classroom commies into his administration with him. These presidential appointees — some 92 percent of Obama’s team have never so much as held a job in the private sector, let alone met a payroll — are turning out to be the administrative equivalent of functionally illiterate. To judge by their actions and pronouncements, they not only don’t know what laws are on the books, they wouldn’t know what to do to uphold them if they did. Throw in a strong anti-American bias, an apparent need by several Obama appointees to abdicate responsibility in the service of a subversive agenda, and you get a sense of how the Obama administration operates.

Democrats' Legislative Snuff Film
Given what used to be called the unintended consequences of so many Democratic legislative initiatives, we have to ask if in fact it might be Democrats' intention to kill as many Americans as they can through "legal" means. Leftist legislation has essentially legalized murder in so many cases that you have to wonder if they're not surreptitiously carrying out the homicidal intent of their ideological forbears, tyrants like Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong.

David Plouffe's "Hear No Evil" Strategy
David Plouffe's Op Ed piece, "November doesn't need to be a nightmare for Democrats" (Washington Post, January 23), should give hope to every opposition candidate who's even considering running against a Democrat. In it, Plouffe convincingly demonstrates that his party isn't close to understanding what a majority of Americans really think about the current administration's policies and legislative initiatives. In fact, Plouffe unknowingly reveals that he doesn't even know who the Democrats' opposition is.

The Obama Administration's Rampant Racism
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's remarks during the 2008 presidential campaign that Barack Obama would have a good chance to be elected because he was "light-skinned" and spoke with a "Negro dialect" only by choice are ugly and insulting. But the real consequences of Obama's and Democrats' selective "forgiveness" of Reid go much deeper and are much more damaging than merely demonstrating that they're hypocritical and that they apply a political double standard where criticism of "inartful" remarks is concerned. Taken together with the actions and comments of other Obama appointees, including especially Attorney General Eric Holder, they reveal a deep-seated racism that informs the President's every policy and pronouncement and threatens to turn the United States into a 21st-century version of pre-Civil Rights America.

Massachusetts: Referendum On Ineptitude
With the Democrat ship of state going down, Barack Obama appears ready to double down. Rumblings out of the White House indicate the President is ready to get feisty with it.

The Consequences of the Obama Administration's Rampant Racism (Longer Version)
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's remarks during the 2008 presidential campaign that Barack Obama would have a good chance to be elected because he was "light-skinned" and spoke with a "Negro dialect" only by choice are ugly and insulting. But the real consequences of Obama's and Democrats' selective "forgiveness" of Reid go much deeper and are much more damaging than merely demonstrating that they're hypocritical and that they apply a political double standard where criticism of "inartful" remarks is concerned. Taken together with the actions and comments of other Obama appointees, including especially Attorney General Eric Holder, they reveal a deep-seated racism that informs the President's every policy and pronouncement and threatens to turn the United States into a 21st-century version of pre-Civil Rights America.

The Politics of Meaninglessness
On January 7, in his most authoritative public address to date, President Barack Obama, apparently giving presidential credibility to Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' use of the term "meaninglessness," forcefully declared that as regards the botched Christmas Day Boner Bomber incident, "the buck stops with me." In the wake of the lack of firings and resignations that followed the Flight 253 debacle, one was hoping, for a breathless millisecond, that the President was about to fire himself. No such luck, of course. He was merely mouthing, as he does in all of his many public appearances, words unconnected to any reality with which most Americans are familiar.

Why Chicago Can't Read
The appointment by Barack Obama of Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education is notable for many reasons, not the least of which is that Duncan has served as Superintendent of Chicago Schools, only 17 percent of whose eighth grade students are reading at or above their grade level. The virtual institutionalizing of illiteracy among Chicago's schoolchildren is the legacy of the gradual takeover of American education by the liberal Left during the latter half of the 20th century. The reason it is truly egregious is that it's almost impossible not to teach a child how to read.

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