"No, I cannot quite believe how quietly and without audit America’s moneyed and cognitive elites became such hectoring populists — with the constant assumption they could still live, school, work, and marry largely among like kind — oh so distant from the objects of their concern.
Friday, October 1, 2010
From the Unbelievable to the Passé:
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Shocking! Tom Friedman Doesn’t Understand The Tea Party Movement:
"Ah the cutesy nickname. Friedman has been working this for years. I’m not sure if he stole the shtick from Maureen Dowd or the other way around but it’s annoying. Liberals, especially the ones working at and/or who read the NY Times, are forever going on about how much smarter and more nuanced they are than say the average rube who watches Fox News. Yet they seem to need a spoon full of childish phrasing to help them swallow their supposedly big ideas.
I believe that we are still waiting for President O'Blather to comment on this issue.....the Ground Zero Mosque - not so much
Molly Norris Goes Ghost:
"One may satirize, criticize, and even demonize Christians and Jews. Such speech remains protected by America’s Constitution. But when it comes to Islam and the sensibilities of overly sensitive Muslims, constitutional protections are no longer to be taken seriously. To even discuss these matters, as I am now doing, risks — nay, ensures — being castigated as an Islamophobe.
'Obama's Wars': The gang that couldn't shoot straight -- or shut up:
"-- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu: 'I agree with President Ahmadinejad.'Read it all. Apparently, our resident genius ain't so bright after all....
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
"A sharply escalated campaign of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan is aimed in part at al-Qaeda units suspected of planning terrorist attacks on targets in Europe, a threat that U.S. officials described as “credible but not specific” enough to allow authorities to anticipate precisely where or when a strike might occur.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Walter Russell Mead:
"Bob Woodward is a lot more confident than I am that washing an administration’s dirty linen in the middle of an ongoing war can help us to win or support the troops, but it obviously works for him. I may be old fashioned about this; , but wartime presidents deserve to have their policy advice, and their reactions to it, kept confidential. We should judge President Obama’s policy in Afghanistan by the consequences. The President should have either kept Mr. Woodward out of the White House or gotten him to agree to delay publication until after the 2012 election.Obviously, the President figured that the long-time liberal Woodward would merely bow to his greatness and deliver a glowing critique. If all the other news outlets kowtow, why wouldn't this one?