What is conservative conservatism? It is a commitment to playing a good defense (or rather â€” except for the one, brief, shining moment of Governor Palinâ€™s acceptance speech â€” a pretty flawed defense) when your opponents have gone decisively on the offensive. It is that which John McCain quintessentially represents â€” the recalcitrant[...]
According to recent Gallup polls, the presidentâ€™s average approval rating is below 30% â€” down from his 90% approval in the wake of 9/11. Mr. Bush has endured relentless attacks from the left while facing abandonment from the right. This is the price Mr. Bush is paying for trying to work with both Democrats and Republicans. During his 2004 victory speech, the president reached out to voters who supported his opponent, John Kerry, and said, â€œToday, I want to speak to every person who voted for my opponent. To make this nation stronger and better, I will need your support, and I will work to earn it. I will do all I can do to deserve your trust.â€ Those bipartisan efforts have been met with crushing resistance from both political parties.Rejected from the Democrats because thatâ€™s what the Democrats do. Reach out to them, theyâ€™ll break your armâ€¦ as Bush Sr found out. Remember[...]
Cross-posted from BitsBlog.Addendum (Art): Great point, Bit. It's also great to see American's taking their right to vote this year as seriously as Iraqis do.
That from Fox, today. However you look at this, and the WFTV and KYW incidents and a half dozen others weâ€™ve mentioned on BitsBlog, itâ€™s clear Obama cannot deal with any opposition. Itâ€™s as the executive editor of[...]
Journalists from three major newspapers that endorsed John McCain -- the Washington Times, the New York Post and the Dallas Morning News -- have been booted from Barack Obamaâ€™s campaign plane for the final leg of the presidential race.The Washington Times reported Friday that it was notified of the Obama campaignâ€™s decision Thursday evening â€” even though the paper has covered Obama from the start.
The Pennsylvania Democrat who has sued Sen. Barack Obama Obamaâ€™s birthplace, which he states is Honolulu in 1961, has been raised enough times that his campaign website has posted an image purporting to be of his â€œCertification of Live Birthâ€ from Hawaii. But Philip J. Berg, a former deputy attorney general for Pennsylvania, told the Michael Savage talk radio program tonight that[...]