Mark Steyn, on Obama’s withdrawal from the world.
Thoughts from Neo-neocon:
Obama is here to punish America for its sins, and he’s been very successful at that. That the left and many liberals continue to love him, continue to support him, is a puzzlement to many people. But why wouldn’t those who have been successfully taught that America is a great evil in the world—birthed in evil, steeped in evil, and empowered by evil; especially racial evil but also countless other evils big and small—applaud his efforts?
Plus, thoughts from a few days ago about facing the truth about the president.
The latest release of roughly 6,300 more pages of emails is just the latest installment of a prolonged disclosure process that has proved to be painful for Clinton’s presidential campaign. The roiling controversy has opened up the Democratic front-runner to accusations that she was trying to dodge public records rules and that she put sensitive material at risk — allegations Clinton denies.
Wednesday’s release marks the first time the State Department itself has deemed messages in Clinton’s account to warrant protection at the SECRET level — the middle tier of the national security classification system. State earlier classified one Benghazi-related message SECRET, but did so at the request of the FBI.
Well, if she denies it, that should settle it.
…and Israel’s right to exist. Bernie made the same kind of faux pas about Israel that Martin O’Malley did about “all lives matter.” They don’t want to hear it. All nations don’t matter to them, only anti-Western ones.
And you could hear a pin drop in the General Assembly this morning when Netanyahu stared them down for forty-five seconds after calling them out on their refusal to condemn Iran’s continuing threats to destroy his nation.
But that’s hardly the end of it:
If some Muslims are willing to go to such lengths to eliminate the already downtrodden Christian minorities in their midst, does anyone doubt that a taqiyya-practicing Muslim presidential candidate might have no reservations about swearing on a stack of Bibles?
Precedents for such treachery litter the whole of Islamic history, and begin with the Muslim prophet himself.
It really is a different kind of religion. But the problem isn’t Muslims. The problem is Islam.
Muslims say that sharia takes precedence over the Constitution. Well, at least they’re being honest.
Nothing to see here, move along.
To be fair, almost anyone can do that. Obama’s not the sharpest tool in the shed. And when it comes to evidence that Amerikkka is a racist country, he’s eager to get fooled.
I don’t think the kid should have been arrested, but I also don’t think he should be lionized. It does appear more and more to be some kind of stunt.
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Related links from Instapundit.
For me, this is mostly about the idiocracy of the public-school system, and its “zero-tolerance” insanity.
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The White House behaved stupidly:
Irving Texas Mayor Beth Van Duyne “later noted that the president had tweeted about the case and invited Ahmed to the White House before the pictures of the clock were even publicly available. Obama made no attempt to contact her office before making public comments in support of the Muslim teen.”
The country’s in the very best of hands.
It’s time to end it, obviously, because it’s un-Islamic.
Charles Martel weeps.
How he outflanks Obama.
A blind tortoise could outflank Obama.
One of the major goals of the Cold War was to prevent Russia from getting a foothold in the Middle East. Thanks a lot, Barack.
Ashe Schow has a roundup of each candidate’s features and failures.
I have to say that I find the (mostly male) criticism of Fiorina’s “sternness” and failure to smile silly. And maybe even sexist. In her deep knowledge of the issues, willingness to do her homework, and articulation, she is the anti-Trump.
More debate observations from Andrew McCarthy.
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According to the overnights, it was Carly’s night, and The Donald is starting to hemorrhage support from women:
A Fiorina surge would be more dangerous to the rest of the field than a Carson surge because there’s no reason to think she won’t continue to have excellent substantive debates. Carson tends to disappear at these things and his policy proposals seem like afterthoughts vis-a-vis his persona. If you’re backing him, it’s because you believe in the man and what he represents as a healer and a political outsider, not because you’re excited about his immigration proposals or whatever. Fiorina knows the issues, she’s unflappable, and she’s better than the boys are at taking Trump down a peg. Her weakness is her record at HP, but she was prepared for that last night and Republican voters have proved themselves willing to nominate a CEO whose business was responsible for many layoffs. Besides, the guy who’s ahead of her in the polls is a billionaire whose catchphrase is “you’re fired.” He’s the last person who’s going to try to Romney-fy Fiorina in the debates. I don’t think she’ll be the nominee, but that feeling owes more to simple tradition — people who haven’t held office before don’t win presidential primaries — than to any reasoned “here’s why Carly can’t win” argument. Of the three outsiders in the field, she’s easily the one the donor class would be most comfortable with as nominee. If people like Walker and Christie and even Jeb start to fall away, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Fiorina pick up some of their money (although most of it will go to Rubio).
As I’ve repeatedly noted, Trump is the “front runner” only in the sense that he has a plurality in a field of over a dozen candidates splitting a majority. Seven out of ten want a non-Trump. Some non-Trump is going to consolidate that vote.
Some morons in Texas arrested a fourteen-year-old kid for building a digital clock.
As far as I’m concerned, though, CAIR isn’t doing him any favors by getting involved.