after the “O”

We’re told one reason Obama’s popularity is falling in various polls is because the hard left have lost faith in him.  The next leftist to take up the mantle of saving the republic from the scourge of individual liberty will learn from Obama’s defection from the left’s vision.  That ideologue will capture the hearts of the hard left and also collect the drifting center independents in the deal.  When they all fall in line behind the next strong man we will have our American dictator.

primary questions

It’s fascinating how the national post-primary spin has morphed Buck into an upstart outsider candidate (the one supported by millions of Washington PAC money) and Norton is now the old guard candidate (who petitioned on to the ballot because the old guard caucus system wouldn’t support her.)

And it’s fascinating that Tancredo (defender of closing American borders to illegal immigrants) got into his race by issuing an ultimatum to Maes and McInnis to withdraw, and now Maes has issued orders to Tancredo to withdraw.  Who will blink first in the Tancredo vs. Maes Mexican standoff?   (And does Tom even do Mexican standoffs?)

If the Republican Party leadership concludes that Maes can’t beat Hickenlooper, could they get Maes to stand down (unlikely), and would they dine on some chewy crow and nominate Norton (unlikely) ?

October Surprise 2010

THIS IS NO ACCIDENT, COMRADES

Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler
Thursday, 08 July 2010

In London last week, I had dinner with an old friend, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, one of the world’s most well-known journalists who currently writes the financial news column for the Daily Telegraph.

A few days later (7/04), Ambrose unloaded a column that made a headline on Drudge, that the US is headed for a repeat of the 1932 Great Depression.

Here’s the question to make sense of this:  Did the Great Depression result in an expansion of economic freedom or an expansion of government control?

It’s a rhetorical question, of course.  The Great Depression ushered in a sea-change shift away from individual liberty to massive unconstitutional government interference in American lives.  It also launched the Democrats’ monopoly control of political power in Congress, most specifically in the House where all the money is initially spent, that lasted sixty-two years, from 1932 to 1994.

We are now on the verge of a Second Great Depression.  As the apparatchiks in the Kremlin of the Soviet Union would say when confronted with a curious convergence of events, “This is no accident, Comrades.” [Read more...]