Conservatives frequently make unfavorable comparisons between Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter, but it’s a rarer occurrence to see leftists do the same. So when a lefty zealot like Eric Alterman does precisely that in his latest Daily Beast article, it’s bound to raise eyebrows, though it shouldn’t—where The One reminds right-wingers of Carter through his international and economic ineptness, Alterman sees Obama aping some very different traits from his predecessor.
The Left is all up in arms over this stopgap budget deal, largely because it was achieved through bipartisan compromise. Case in point: a post at Daily Kos, written by a blogger calling himself “Meteor Blades” (who, in real life, is Timothy Lange, a “journalist in both alternative and traditional print media”).
National Review just published an essay about Cornel West by NewsReal Blog’s editor-in-chief, David Horowitz. It’s a fascinating read about one of the most destructive and radical men in America. I strongly urge you to take the time to read it. Thanks to David Forsmark for finding it.
Rarely has our country faced a more uncertain [...]
Hey Maher! How D’ya Like These Dumb Animals? Luntz Focus Group Shows Voters Engaged, Informed, Upset
So long, death panels. Meet the new Healthcare-embattled American populace — captive to political theatre for the better part of a year and increasingly fluent on the issues at stake.
Frank Luntz, pollster and author of “What the American People Really Want…Really,” appeared on Fox News’ Hannity with a focus group of reportedly half Democrat, half [...]
Fool me once, shame on you…
Barack Obama, the post-partisan uniter: among the many preposterous pro-Obama talking points we heard during the campaign, this is probably my favorite, just because it’s always been so manifestly absurd. An extremely pro-choice, rabidly anti-gun congregant of a racist church with a record of calling Republicans racist was going to [...]
This morning I sent an email to David Horowitz ranting about one of my friends who was unhappy about me working for the DHFC. Specifically my friend didn’t care for my allegedly destructive, over-the-top, dogmatic rhetoric. He had to set me straight for how I was poisoning the world with my over-the-top denunciations of totalitarianism.
Every political community includes some members who insist that their side has all the answers and that their adversaries are idiots. But American liberals, to a degree far surpassing conservatives, appear committed to the proposition that their views are correct, self-evident, and based on fact and reason, while conservative positions are not just wrong but [...]
Glenn Beck said one conclusion he drew from President Obama’s State of the Union address was that “the president thinks you are stupid.” In an apparent reference to the defeat of Democrats in the Massachusetts Senate race and in the governors’ races in New Jersey and Virginia, Beck said on his TV show:
America sent a clear message [...]