Nonpareil Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls upon us to drop the pretense of a One World approach to reality and foreign affairs. Instead, she urges us to defend the West and its values. MC could hardly agree more. Click on the title of this post to read her article in the Wall Street Journal. And if you are debating the Ground Zero Mosque with friends, ask them if they know of her. If they don't, they have no business discussing Islam and, yes, it really is that simple.
Unannounced, watching "Alamanac" one could be forgiven for thinking they were watching an online version of The Onion. The sequel to "Fargo," as it were. But no. This is the state we live in and this is the taxpayer ponying up for mediocrities shilling failed liberalism. Where to begin?
First, welcome to the premiere (isn't that a French word?) to "Almanac Analysis." This third rate show has an especial hold in the minds of third rate politicos. Look for them to appear on the show regularly. Sans tie or not. Mostly left but Kirstin was great tonight.
Look for a more detailed analysis tomorrow. In the meantime, rubbish TPT did nothing t0 follow up about the terrorists amongst us. Why not?
In an article clogged with middle-brow literary references, Mark Gerson, not MC's favorite of writers, remarks upon President Obama's increasingly disturbing aloofness. While hardly a new observation, nor among the best written of them, Gerson is timely in his remarks now that the summer flows to an end and the election season proper will soon be upon us. Click on the title of this post to read his remarks in full. The best, MC thought, were these:
As president, Obama's rhetorical range runs from lecturing to prickly -- the full gamut from A to C. His speeches are symphonies performed entirely with a tin whistle and an accordion. To switch metaphors, Obama is a pitcher with one pitch. He excels only at explanation. Initially this conveyed a chilly competence. But as the impression of competence has faded, we are left only with coldness.
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Obama's limited rhetorical range raises questions about the content of his deepest beliefs. For this reason among others, the man who doesn't need the love of crowds is gradually losing it.