By Ron Ewart
April 30, 2014
Sowell: Cruz Control?
Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 3:32:13 PM by jazusamo
Freshman Senator Ted Cruz says many things that need to be said and says them well. Moreover, some of these things are what many, if not most, Americans believe wholeheartedly. Yet we need to remember that the same was true of another freshman Senator, just a relatively few years ago, who parlayed his ability to say things that resonated with the voters into two terms in the White House.
Who would disagree that if you want your doctor, you should be able to keep your doctor? Who would disagree with the idea of a more transparent administration in Washington, or a President of the United States being a uniter instead of a divider?
There are many things like this that freshman Senator Barack Obama said that the overwhelming majority of Americans — whether liberal or conservative — would agree with. The only problem is that what he has actually done as President has repeatedly turned out to be the direct opposite of what he said as a candidate.
Senator Ted Cruz has not yet reached the point where he can make policy, rather than just make political trouble.
But there are already disquieting signs that he is looking out for Ted Cruz — even if that sets back the causes he claims to be serving.
Those causes are not being served when Senator Cruz undermines the election chances of the only political party that has any chance of undoing the disasters that Barack Obama has already inflicted on the nation — and forestalling new disasters that are visible on the horizon.
By Eileen F. Toplansky
In a 2013 fund-raising letter, Allen West wrote that “Obama’s completely incoherent foreign policy is putting our strongest allies in grave danger. His extreme ambivalence is simply unacceptable.”
But is it really incoherent? Obama’s mentors have long taught him to despise America. In fact, these “mentors and allies were marked by hatred of the United States,” and Obama was “marinated” in a “visceral hostility to the West” via the influence of Frank Marshall Davis, who had a long history of anti-American, anti-white beliefs.
Other mentors include Rashid Khalidi and the late Edward Said, spokesmen for Palestinian terrorists. That Christians in the Middle East as well as Israel, the Jewish homeland, should be put at grave risk is an idea that has swirled in this president’s mind for a very long time. Thomas Sowell maintains that “[w]hat many regard as a failure of Obama’s foreign policy, especially in the Middle East, may well be one of his biggest successes.”
by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD July 23, 2013
On August 22, 2012, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), then the Republican candidate for Vice President, implied to talk show host Hugh Hewitt that he ran “marathons” and that his best time was an exceptional “two hour and fifty-something.”
An occasional exaggeration of our accomplishments is a human frailty and most often harmless. We have all done it at one time or another.
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
Mike Rozeff on a bad idea.
Saturday, July 13th, 2013
But is he a “dead man walking”?
Tom DiLorenzo on the famous historian who rejects establishment propaganda.
For you—or the state, says Walter Block.
Gary North wants to know why.
Many black leaders, says Thomas Sowell.