Friday, January 15, 2010

Krauthammer: The Fall of Obama

The crux:
Obama did not just act, however. He acted ideologically. To his credit, Obama didn't just come to Washington to be someone. Like Reagan, he came to Washington to do something -- to introduce a powerful social democratic stream into America's deeply and historically individualist polity.

Perhaps Obama thought he'd been sent to the White House to do just that. If so, he vastly over-read his mandate. His own electoral success -- twinned with handy victories and large majorities in both houses of Congress -- was a referendum on his predecessor's governance and the post-Lehman financial collapse. It was not an endorsement of European-style social democracy.

Hence the resistance. Hence the fall. The system may not always work, but it does take its revenge.
Read it all here.

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Gun Owners of America Ready to File Lawsuit in Massachusetts Race

Press release

GOA Ready to File Lawsuit in Massachusetts Race

Gun Owners of America News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Larry Pratt

Friday, January 15, 2009

SPRINGFIELD, VA -- The Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, a grassroots lobby with over 300,000 members, has instructed his attorneys to prepare for a lawsuit to force the Senate to seat Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown immediately should he, as seems increasingly likely, succeed in his January 19th bid for the Senate seat previously held by Ted Kennedy.

Recent polls showing Brown pulling even with anti-gun zealot Martha Coakley have led to threats by current placeholder Paul Kirk and Democratic operatives to block the will of the people of Massachusetts until the Senate has adopted the ObamaCare bill.

“The Senate has finally descended to a moral cesspool which would embarrass a Third World despot,” said Pratt. “But, if necessary, the Gun Owners Foundation will move to ensure that gun owners in Massachusetts and across the country are not victimized by this extreme exercise in vote fraud.”

Pratt has asked attorneys to examine 42 U.S.C. 1983 -– a civil rights statute which prohibits the denial of constitutional rights “under color of law.” Federal racketeering laws and other federal statutes are also on the table, said Pratt.


Larry Pratt is the Executive Director of Gun Owners of America. GOA is located at 8001 Forbes Place, Springfield, VA 22151 and at on the web.

Either Larry Pratt or another GOA spokesman is available for press interviews.

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