By Andrew C. McCarthy:
We have met the enemy and we are they. That is certainly the message the Obama administration has conveyed to the United States Marine Corps in Afghanistan this week.
Our troops have been the target of serial sneak attacks by the Afghans with whom they are forced to “partner.” Nevertheless, our Marines were ordered to disarm before being admitted into the presence of Obama’s defense secretary, Leon Panetta. Yes, you read that correctly: Our Marines were stripped of their arms.
Walter Russell Mead:
Sometimes, alarming facts can be concealed behind seemingly innocuous jargon. That is the case with the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life’s latest polling on the “migratory patterns” of religious groups. As it turns out, one particular group is consistently on the move:
by John Sexton:
This week, Francis Fox-Piven took to the pages of The Nation magazine to stoke the fire of the Occupy movement. She starts by suggesting they are likely to hear pleas from Democrats that they quiet their criticism of Obama:
by J. Christian Adams:
The Communist (I do not use that term recklessly) publication People’s World has an article full of threats and libel from union thugs and Soros-funded voter fraud deniers directed at law abiding Americans: “Labor raising an ‘army of 400,000′ for the 2012 elections.”
Groups like True the Vote and Judicial Watch are working to cleanse the voter rolls of ineligible and dead voters, using federal laws Eric Holder’s Justice Department won’t enforce.
Here is Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America, with an outright fairy tale:
Whenever an opportunity is presented to live the values he professes, rather than do something nice for the ‘less fortunate among us,’ President Barack Obama chooses instead to cater directly to the very 1% he claims already have more than they need. Listening to him speak, one would never guess that a man who often criticizes the wealthy for not sharing enough would then turn around and warmly embrace those he disparages.
Oftentimes, struggling lower- and middle-class people contribute to causes they believe in even though money is tight, which according to Jesus is a sacrifice deserving of a greater reward. Unfortunately for the poor widow who supports Obama’s reelection out of her Social Security check, the President believes the bigger the bundle, the better the bonus.
by David P. Goldman:
Today it is contraception and the morning-after pill. Tomorrow it will be kosher slaughter, or matrilineal descent, or circumcision, or other matters of existential importance to Jewish observance. If the Obama administration gets away with forcing Catholic institutions to step across lines of life and death in the name of “health,” the federal government will have a precedent to legislate Judaism out of existence — as several other countries have already tried to do.
Now the Obama administration has told Catholic institutions that they don’t have to dispense pills that kill babies. Instead, they can pay the insurance company, and the insurance company will dispense the pill for them. It is an accounting trick (as Paul Ryan called it) that the White House misrepresents as a compromise. The Catholic bishops, of course, reject it. And only one Jewish organization, the haredi organization Agudath Israel, offered a sharp response. Its Washington director Abba Cohen stated:
by The Right Scoop:
Perspective. Bill got a dose of it when he took a trip to Thailand, a third world country, and he’s come back to tell us about it. And as you might expect, it’s rather profound.
Bill Whittle returns from Bangkok to bring you the truth about world poverty. From prostitution, to the crumbling infrastructure, hear the lessons Whittle learned on his trip to the third world. Notwithstanding the poverty, could the Thai people be experiencing a freedom long lost in the United States?
by The Right Scoop:
This senior citizen caller says she’s never seen anything like this in all her years of voting in the Republican primaries in Illinois. She can’t turn on the radio without hearing tons of negative ads tearing down Rick Santorum and her phone is ringing off the hook with robocalls doing the same. She says it’s having the opposite affect on her, that it’s making her angry.
Levin adds that this is what worries him about Romney winning the nomination, that he’s turning so many people off with these brutally negative campaigns that there won’t be much in the way of active campaigning support for him in the general.
Here’s the audio: