There’s a lot of interesting stuff out there that I want to share with you.
First, I have to add myself to the zillion or so conservative commentators who are all over the fact that Barack Obama, showing once again that he has no learning curve, made another Open Mic admission. As you may remember, the first was his personal dislike for Benjamin Netanyahu. Now, he’s been caught seeking “space” from the Russians in the lead-up to the election so that, once the election happens, he has more flexibility to give them what they want. Don’t you just love it when your president enters into secret negotiations with a somewhat hostile foreign power, not for the nation’s benefit, but for his own benefit so that, once he wins the election, he can sell his country down the river. I actually thought of dropping this one on the “real me” Facebook, and then get all depressed when I realized that the liberals who make up most of my day-to-day life wouldn’t care. They agree with Obama’s end goals and subscribe to his anything to win philosophy.
Speaking of anything to win philosophy, am I the only one who finds incredibly tacky the way in which the Obama campaign is plumbing sleazy marketing depths in order to encourage donations? I got this in my email today:
You deserve some recognition. And we can’t carve your name into the wall of this thing that we’re building — it’s bigger than that.
Here’s what we want to do:
Make a donation of $3 or more before March 31st, and we’ll put your name in the credits of Davis Guggenheim’s documentary, “The Road We’ve Traveled.”
This film is being used at field offices across the country to fire people up — because we know it’s one of the best tools we have. But grassroots supporters like you are the ones making sure our field offices have the resources they need to get the film out there.
That’s why if you help make that happen, you get the credit — literally.
There’s a huge fundraising deadline on March 31st. So make your donation before this Saturday:
As for me, I’m not donating a penny until they throw in a set of genuine Ginzu knives. More seriously, I guess I should be happy that people aren’t donating to Obama unless they get something back immediately. In other words, the long-term prospect of an Obama in the White House is not sufficient in and of itself to open people’s purses.
The apathy of the average Obama voter is nicely 0ffset by the increased rigor and outspokenness of those whom Obama has in his cross hairs. At Fund 47, you can see a very inspiring photo essay of protesters taking to the streets of San Francisco (long the domain of the hard Left) to protest the administration’s attacks on religious freedom.
And for the more scholarly attack on ObamaCare (which is, even as we speak, the subject of serious argument in the Supreme Court), National Review has an excellent post on the subject. It explains, not just why ObamaCare is unconstitutional, but why the entire federal government as it exists now, a government made up of independent fiefdoms called agencies, has become a hydra-headed monster the likes of which the Founders would have considered a constitutional abomination.
Not all current abominations affect the Constitution. Some are simply an offense to history. Keith Koffler looks at Michelle Obama’s more creative uses for our (not her, but our) historic White House. I’m sorry, but you can dress that woman up in all the fine clothes you like. She’s still the functional equivalent of Hollywood’s idea of trailer trash. (You’ll notice how carefully I distinguish real Americans whose economic situations see them living in trailers, some of whom are indeed life’s dropouts and some of whom are doing the best they can, from Hollywood’s invariably hostile depictions of these same people.)
On another subject altogether, Heather MacDonald has the courage to state the ugly truth that the race hustlers avoid: Yes, there is a war on black men, but it’s not whites who are waging that war.
There’s also an internecine war in the Catholic Church, with the Obama party attacking the traditionalists. Obama may win politically but, within the Church itself, I’d put my money on the traditionalists.
And finally, a real war on fat, and not one that involves desecrating the White House.
If you have anything to add, please do.