Yesterday, my dear, sweet European mother confided to me that she was pleased Obama won, because he speaks so much better than Bush. This jived completely with a bumpersticker I just saw: “At last, complete sentences will come from the White House” (or something like that). I was struck again by the faith the Left right has in verbal abilities. I happen to be very good verbally myself. Words come easily to me. I like them. I play with them. But I never make the mistake of confusing them with intelligence, knowledge, common sense, courage, or moral decency. Neither does Thomas Sowell.
And would it surprise you to learn that Dennis Prager has some practical, optimistic takes on Obama’s election? As I did, he opposed Obama strongly during the election. He’s now willing to count some of the blessings that flow from that election, and to adopt a wait-and-see attitude that evaluates Obama on what he actually does (such as reinstating offshore drilling bans!), rather than on what he might do.
Lastly, Steve Schippert has an impassioned post about the way in which the disappointed Left, deprived of gay marriage by a majority of California voters, is heading to the Courts as a way to undermine a true democratic process. The Courts being what they are, they might win — in the Courts. I have my doubts about whether voters are going to be happy to have their will undermined twice by a bunch of guys and gals in black robes.