Monday, November 9, 2009

More et ceteras

As you may know, over the weekend a large majority of Democrats -- abetted by a lone Republican who will hopefully get hoisted from office by his constituents -- rammed through a disastrous "health care bill." Now it is on its way to the Senate, where Lindsey Graham (R-SC) declared it "dead on arrival." Don't believe him for one minute. Graham's history gives us every reason to doubt what he says, and many reasons to suspect he will turn his coat and vote in favor of the bill.

As you should know, Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who murdered 14 people at Fort Hood (I include the baby who was in the womb of one of the soldiers) once gave a lecture in which he said that non-Muslims should have their throats cut, and he once told people at a military hospital that non-Muslims should be set on fire. One of his neighbors says that on the day of the shooting he gave her a Koran and said "I'm going to do good work for God." Yet, our president says "we can not fully know" what drove Hasan to commit the massacre. Can you imagine so feckless a comment from FDR during World War II? Do we need any further proof that Barack Hussein Obama is unfit to lead this country against a devoted enemy? No wonder Britain's Daily Telegraph has taken to calling him "President Pantywaist."

And I feel compelled to mention that today marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I was a freshman at Auburn University when it happened. I remember turning on the TV in my dorm room, seeing a bunch of people standing atop the wall, and feeling that history was turning strongly in favor of freedom and strongly against the forces of totalitarianism. Back in those heady days, when Reagan's time in office was so recent that it felt like he was still president, there was absolutely no confusion about who the good guys were and who the bad guys were. For me, it is a source of endless consternation that this country has so quickly become so fuzzy-minded.

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