*Confirmed: Liberals twice as gullible as conservatives.
*60 Minutes and One Giant Step Back, by Jennifer Rubin.
“For those celebrating the West Point and Oslo speeches – and reassured by Hillary Clinton and Robert Gates that the 18-month ”deadline” wasn’t a deadline, Obama’s 60 Minutes interview should come as a rude awakening. The lefty netroot rhetoric, contemptuous of the idea that victory is America’s goal and that of the commander in chief, was back in full force.”
You can read the transcript of Obama’s 60 Minutes interview here.
*I might be hallucinating because of all the Percocet, but I think the The New York Times is actually calling for tax cuts instead of more government spending.
*The Left, From Progressive to Oppresive, by Michael Ledeen.
*Old Media Death Watch: AP fact checkers for Sarah Palin’s book = 11, fact checkers for ClimateGate = 5. (H/T The Voice in my Head)
*Is America Ungovernable? Mathew Yglesias of Kos fame thinks so.
*Is America a Deer in the Headlights? By Victor Davis Hanson.
“Spiraling public debt, a sinking currency, and a bankrupt popular culture are simply symptoms when the body politic no longer adheres to a time-honored protocol of proven success. Ask ourselves—are we more hard-working, more lawful, more prudent, more independent—or less—than our grandparents? Can we say that we have on average lived more upright lives, both more productive and moral, than our grandparents? If in 50% of the cases, the answer is no, then we can begin to see the problem.
When schools cannot guarantee that their graduates are literate, know basic math, and have some sense of being American—the rights and responsibilities of citizenship—then those, rich or poor, who seek government assistance and violate the protocols will grow, and those able to pay sufficient taxes for them and who follow the letter of the law will shrink.”
*Reid Panics, by Jennifer Rubin.
RELATED: What Senators Think They Know About Healthcare…Isn’t So, by Ramesh Ponnuru.
RELATED II: Reid on the Brink, by Daniel Foster.
*Once More From the Top, Barack! By Mark Steyn.
“But that’s where his (Obama’s) speechifying has outlived its welcome. When it’s tough and realistic (we need to be fiscally responsible; there are times when you have to go to war in your national interest; etc.), it bears no relation to any of the legislation. And, when it’s vapid and utopian, it looks absurd next to Harry Reid, Barney Frank & Co’s sleazy opportunism. For those of us who oppose the shriveling of liberty in both Washington and Copenhagen, a windy drone who won’t sit down keeps the spotlight on the racket. Once more from the top, Barack!”
*Evidently James Cameron’s Avatar is like Dances With Wolves, if the Indians were smurfs and the old west was Ferngully the Last Rainforest.