The GOP and Racism, Yet Again – Jonah Goldberg – National Review Online

The GOP and Racism, Yet Again – Jonah Goldberg – National Review Online.
by Jonah Goldberg

If the GOP wants to win more black votes, it will need to get a lot more “racist.”

The scare quotes are necessary because I don’t think the Republican party is racist now (and, historically, the GOP has a lot less to answer for than the Democratic party does). But that hasn’t stopped a lot of people from slandering Republicans as racist for one reason or another. Continue reading →

The Incredible Shrinking President – Mark Steyn – National Review Online


The Incredible Shrinking President – Mark Steyn – National Review Online.
by Mark Steyn

‘We’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted that did the video,” said Hillary Clinton. No, not the person who made the video saying that voting for Barack Obama is like losing your virginity to a really cool guy. I’ll get to that in a moment. But Secretary Clinton was talking about the fellow who made the supposedly Islamophobic video that supposedly set off the sacking of the Benghazi consulate. And, indeed, she did “have that person arrested.” By happy coincidence, his bail hearing has been set for three days after the election, by which time he will have served his purpose. These two videos — the Islamophobic one and the Obamosexual one — bookend the remarkable but wholly deserved collapse of the president’s reelection campaign. Continue reading →

Illiberal Liberals – Thomas Sowell – National Review Online

Illiberal Liberals – Thomas Sowell – National Review Online.
by Thomas Sowell

Not since the days of slavery have there been so many people who feel entitled to what other people have produced as there are in the modern welfare state, whether in Western Europe or on this side of the Atlantic. Continue reading →

Who’s ‘Politicizing’ Benghazi? – Mark Steyn – National Review Online

Who’s ‘Politicizing’ Benghazi? – Mark Steyn – National Review Online.
by Mark Steyn

‘The entire reason that this has become the political topic it is is because of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.”

Thus, Stephanie Cutter, President Obama’s deputy campaign manager, speaking on CNN about an armed attack on the 9/11 anniversary that left a U.S. consulate a smoking ruin and killed four diplomatic staff, including the first American ambassador to be murdered in a third of a century. Continue reading →

Obama’s Foreign-Policy Follies – Jonah Goldberg – National Review Online

Obama’s Foreign-Policy Follies – Jonah Goldberg – National Review Online.
by Jonah Goldberg

We’re now entering the fourth week of the “CSI: Benghazi” hostage crisis. That’s how long an FBI forensic team has been trying to gain access in Libya to what the State Department still calls a crime scene — the Obama administration’s preferred term for the location of the first assassination of a U.S. ambassador since 1979 and the first successful al-Qaeda-backed attack on U.S. soil since the 9/11 strikes. (Our embassies and consulates are sovereign U.S. territory.) Continue reading →

Why Can’t Republicans Talk? – Thomas Sowell – National Review Online

Why Can’t Republicans Talk? – Thomas Sowell – National Review Online.
by Thomas Sowell

The first time I saw Chris Christie on television, shortly after he became governor of New Jersey, my immediate reaction was, “My gosh! A talking Republican!” It was almost like seeing a talking giraffe or a talking salamander. Continue Reading

Fear Not the Bounce – The Editors – National Review Online

Fear Not the Bounce – The Editors – National Review Online.
by the NRO Editors

Conservatives may have this objection or that when they see a poll with Obama in the lead: They oversampled Democrats! They’re not screening for likely voters! Yet the general picture they are giving of the race seems accurate enough: The president got a bounce from his convention, and a tight race with a slight lead for him has become a tight race with a slightly bigger lead. Continue reading →