Sewing calls, but a veritable EXPLOSION of brilliant conservative thought abounds on the internet today (which is only fitting to mark the anniversary of Obama’s immaculation).
Andrew McCarthy explains in “It’s the Enemy, Stupid,” why it wasn’t health care that pushed Scott Brown over the top in Massachusetts—it was national security. And mushy RINOs (that would mean you, too, McCain) better take heed.
Quotable Scott Brown on national security (H/T Pundette):
No more closed-door meetings, no more backroom deals. We need to start fresh and do the job right. We can do better. Let me say this, our Constitution and laws exist to protect this nation. They do not grant rights and privileges to our enemies. They thought you were all on-board with all their intentions. Tonight you set them straight. What happened here in Massachusetts can happen all over America.
In dealing with terrorists, our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them, not lawyers to defend them
(That last link was to Politico. The headline: “Scott Brown imperils President Obama’s terror policies.” It’s about time.)
Another good read: Massachusetts Earthquake Puts Everything in Play
And another: Why They Can’t Explain the Obama Backlash
Thomas Sowell weighs in.
And 58% of Americans want smaller government with fewer services. I guess the Cloward-Piven strategy isn’t going as planned a year in, eh?
Liberal hand-wringing on why breaking the Obamacare debacle into smaller chunks isn’t a good strategy. TNR wants to cram it through regardless (dare you.) Using reconciliation if necessary. (I double dog dare you.)
And finally, VDH brilliance on the “great and growing backlash” against Obama. A snippet or two:
People heard his serial promises about airing the health-care debate on C-SPAN, his new-transparency/no-lobbyist vows, and his monotonous boasts to close down Guantanamo within a year. All that is now “inoperative.” The problem was not just that Obama made promises that he broke, but that he made them so frequently and so vehemently — and so cavalierly broke them. That brazen campaign deception is problematic for a politician, but proves fatal for a self-appointed messiah.
Yet Obama still pontificates that angry deluded voters will “suddenly” come to appreciate how he rammed health care down their otherwise ignorant throats: “The American people will suddenly learn that this bill does things they like and doesn’t do things that people have been trying to say it does. . . . The worst fears will prove groundless. And the American people’s hope for a fair shake from their insurance companies — for quality, affordable health care they need — will finally be realized.”
Good luck with that, O philosopher king!
Read the rest.