I had a lovely time last night at a reception on the Bonhomme Richard, and plan on writing about it later today. However, other work calls, so I thought I’d fill this space with recommendations for interesting stuff you may want to read. In no particular order:
William Katz, a witty, erudite man who has absorbed much from traveling through the past few decades, deconstructs the way the Left is using the concept of “guilt by association” to insulate Obama from much-deserved criticism.
On the opposite end of the spectrum from Mr. Katz, spend some time with Jesse Jackson. We’ve always known he’s an antisemite, but with the prospect of a similar thinking White House administration, he’s oozing out of the closet. As you read the article, keep in mind that Jackson is promising that an Obama administration will turn its back on the only liberal democracy in the Middle East, and will ally itself with some of the worst theocratic totalitarian dictatorships, not just in the region, not just in the world, but in the history of the world.
Jonah Goldberg points out the obvious (but does it does charmingly): Republicans are so frightened by Obama’s skin-color, and the risk of appearing non-PC, that they are allowing him to get away with political murder. We all know that, when it comes to Obama, there’s only one color that matters, and that is Red.
Thomas Sowell nails the liberal horror of the long-standing American tradition of “going negative” in political elections: “Why then is ‘negative advertising’ such a big deal these days? The dirty little secret is this: Liberal candidates have needed to escape their past and pretend that they are not liberals, because so many voters have had it with liberals.”
Michael Reagan provides a good run-down of Ayers’ relevance to this election, and it has nothing to do with his having bombed buildings when Barack was 8.
IBD neatly summarizes why ACORN matters so much. And if that analysis doesn’t sway you, check out the Wall Street Journal on precisely the same point.