Friday, January 15, 2010

A Septet Of Noteworthy Comments

Jonah Goldberg (NRO) on the campaign momentum achieved by Republican Scott Brown, running for the Massachusetts Senate seat previously held by Ted Kennedy, while emphasizing his opposition to Obamacare.

This is like a Democrat successfully running in Texas on tax hikes, gay marriage, and funding the Pentagon solely through bake sales.

Victor Davis Hanson (NRO) on President Obama fighting the wrong enemy.

...if one were to go back and count the times Obama has trashed his predecessor, and then collate that list with a list of his comparable slurs and slights against radical Islam, one would conclude that our present federal animus is directed against George Bush rather than Dr. Zawahiri and his cohort.

Mona Charen (NRO) taking pride in our country's response (much of it military) to recent natural disasters (most recently the earthquake in Haiti).

After the 2004 tsunami, when ports and roads were destroyed, the U.S. deployed 15,000 troops, a carrier task force, and a Marine expeditionary force. This flotilla supervised the delivery of tents, water, food, medicine, and other supplies to Indonesia and Thailand before any other aid could arrive. The chief of naval operations at the time, Adm. Mike Mullen, noted with justifiable pride: “We literally built a city at sea for no other purpose than to serve the needs of other people.”

The following year, the U.S. military deployed similar aid to Pakistan after an earthquake, to Bangladesh following a cyclone, and to the Gulf coast after Katrina. While we shouldn’t necessarily expect gratitude, we can, Michelle Obama notwithstanding, feel proud of our country.

Ann Coulter ( notes that in the same book that Harry Reid's, "negro dialect" quote appeared, there was also this from our first black president, Bill Clinton.

...Bill Clinton called Sen. Ted Kennedy to ask for his endorsement of Hillary over Obama, saying of Obama: "A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee."

Bill Kristol (Weekly Standard) to Massachusetts voters,

If you...go ahead and elect Scott Brown, I’ll make this pledge: No more jokes, no more aspersions, on your fine and upstanding state, if, on Tuesday, you follow in the footsteps of your brave ancestors and fire a shot heard round the world!

If you consider Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and Glenn Beck to be vituperative flamethrowers, check out Burt Prelutsky (on his blog) telling it like it is.

...Barack Obama is the greatest menace America has ever faced -- a far graver danger than Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union or Islamic fascism, simply because they all lacked the ability or determination to destroy our Constitution...

And finally, the Scott Brown campaign has effectively cited this quote from John F. Kennedy, arguing for his 1962 tax cut bill.

The billions of dollars this bill will place in the hands of the consumer and our businessmen will have both immediate and permanent benefits to our economy.

And it did.







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