… with charms like yours for me:
The VFW has dissolved
its political action committee, which had, among other things,
endorsed my own Congressperson/Toothache, Carol Shea-Porter.
I doubt her signs advertising the endorsement will go away, though. They're pretty funny, proclaiming that she's "Endorsed by…"
Political Action Committee
The fine print is pretty easy to miss when you're driving by.
President Barack Obama said Americans' "fear and frustration" is to blame for an intense midterm election cycle that threatens to derail the Democratic agenda.I can't do better than this comment from Paul Mirengoff at Power Line, but I'll summarize: tone-deaf, arrogant, condescending, self-serving psycho-babble. I would imagine that not one person at the "small" ($900K fundraising) shindig asked him why people should be more "scared" in 2010 than when they elected him in 2008.
"Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we're hardwired not to always think clearly when we're scared," Obama said Saturday evening in remarks at a small Democratic fundraiser Saturday evening. "And the country's scared."
Also see Taranto for his observations.
At Reason, Meredith Bragg and Nick Gillespie make a
good point on anonymous political speech (currently subject to
frantic demonization by Democrats), one you've also read here:
As with many political firestorms, the current one about "dangerous" anonymous speech generates more heat than insight. Anonymous speech is fully in the American grain but it also comes at a price. When the source of political speech is not known or disclosed, voters tend to discount it, or at least look for corroboration elsewhere. Which is exactly how it should be. And if you don't in the end trust voters to make informed decisions, then all the mandatory disclosure in the world can't help them.Video at the link.
the Obama Administration as an old-school text adventure. Simply
I laughed at this until tears came down my cheeks, but Mrs. Salad
it was just stupid. What do you think?