|Judge Robert Bork|
Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit down at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists would be censored at the whim of government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens for whom the judiciary is often the only protector of the individual rights that are the heart of democracy.The NY Times article cited in the above: The Ugliness Started With Bork "The anger between Democrats and Republicans, the unwillingness to work together, the profound mistrust — the line from Bork to today’s ugly politics is a straight one."
Carry On Borking, Say Libs "You can see that in the contrast between the Tea Party and the Occupy movement. Tea Party activists know they have always to be on their best behavior, because at any moment they could be accused of sexism, racism or incivility. The Occupy folks are much less guarded; they are free to hate anyone they choose, from Jews to bankers. The whole point of community organizing is to organize hate.
"This country needs a satiric movie, "Carry On Borking," to make fun of all the liberal haters. It could feature all the liberal stereotypes: the community organizer, the eco-terrorist, the ACORN rent-a-mob, the pro-choice termagant, maybe even the crony capitalist. "
The Democrats knew a decade of relative heroism in the 1940's up to the moment they gave away Eastern Europe to Stalin, but they are not that party anymore. Back then they were hoodwinked by the Reds; now they are in bed with them. TD
Heritage: Obama’s Iraq Failure "To hear President Barack Obama describe the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, you’d think it was a long-anticipated political victory, the fruition of a promise he made when campaigning for the White House. But his announcement last week that American troops in Iraq will return by the end of the year is a result of a serious Obama Administration failure that will undermine U.S. security interests in the Middle East."
Barry Rubin: Obama’s Foreign Policy: Manchurian Candidate or Keystone Kop? "...I am often asked whether I believe this situation is caused by a deliberate, conscious effort to destroy U.S. interests, subvert Israel’s existence, and promote anti-American Islamists on the part of the president and his closest colleagues.
"No, I answer, it is the result of ignorance, incompetence, and a ridiculous ideological approach that has nothing to do with reality. But, I add, it certainly says something that the policy is so bad that it makes people think that deliberate treason is a credible."
...."But as George Orwell — who understood these things — once said, some ideas are so stupid that only an intellectual will believe them."With all due respect to Mr. Obama, of course.
Politics Trumps Security in Obama’s Bungled Troop Negotiations with Iraq "Last month, 42 conservative foreign policy experts wrote an open letter to President Obama expressing strong concern over the course of the negotiations. Given the ignominious collapse of the negotiations, there are sure to be more letters and scathing commentaries as the debate over Iraq heats up in the run-up to the presidential elections."
Key general: Iraq pullout plan a ‘disaster’ "“They have virtually no capability for external defense to protect their borders from bad actors in the region,” he said.
"“They don’t have the intelligence. They certainly don’t have the hardware — tanks, mechanized infantry vehicles. Let’s posit an attack from Iran. They have neither the air support nor the ability to stand and fight at their border. The Iranian army has capacity this Iraqi army does not yet have.” "
This Tony Branco cartoon is being repeated here:
John W. Lillpop: What Foreign Policy Successes? "To test the objectivity of the mainstream media when it comes to Barack Obama and his Libyan “success,” one should answer this question: What if George W. Bush had taken similar steps in another part of the world while in office?
"The howls for W.’s blood would still be reverberating through the halls of Congress and in the news rooms of CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC!"