In the line “under God, shall have a new birth of freedom,” Obama left out “under God.”
The Alinsky President Plays The Lincoln Card: Obama Attempts To Invoke Greatness To Sell His Suicidal Economic Plan
To read the complete Lincoln quote, it appears that he viewed the role of government as limited to certain tasks that individuals cannot effectively undertake themselves. Yet President Obama cherry-picks and paraphrases to give Lincoln’s words a seemingly innocuous communitarian spin. Why is this significant, rather than just mere nitpicking? The answer lies in the fact that Obama used a tried and true Alinskyite tactic in his speech: wrapping communitarian and statist ideas in language that invokes the country’s great leaders of the past. It’s a time-honored tradition among radicals like Alinsky and Obama.
the key to American politics is the romance of the underdog. It is the story of the little guy who goes up against the system and triumphs in the end. It is a story about opportunity and fairness. To win the hearts and minds of the American voter, you have to tap the emotions it [...]
The weekend Chris Matthews show is generally made up of echo-chamber panels who– no matter what the polling– assure each other enthusiastically that Barack Obama is a political genius besides being our Dear Leader.
Today, after everyone had loudly proclaimed that the Obama proposed takover of the financial system was a political home run, not to [...]
Today on the Daily Beast, Matthew Yglesias asks a provocative question: “How has it come to pass that a political party literally founded in order to oppose slavery has come to celebrate a rebellion sparked by its own ascension to the White House?”
The issue is Virginia Republican Governor Bob McDonnell’s declaration of April as Confederate [...]
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As a man, I’m not sure if I’m allowed to have an opinion on feminism, but I’m gonna throw my two cents in anyway. This weekend, Amy Siskind wrote a Daily Beast column on female Tea Partiers and Sarah Palin, which turns some left-wing assumptions on their heads, yet embraces radical [...]