Wednesday at the New York Post
Just as an important general benefit of the Obama presidency has been an intellectual revival of conservatism, as conservatives of all stripes have risen up in unison against the horrors of Obama’s legislative program, a particular benefit of the Obama presidency has been a revival of the opinion pages of the New York Post as a place of interesting and useful political writing.
In a staggering column, Michelle Malkin tells how the ACLU has been spying on covert CIA agents to help Muslim terrorists identify them so as to sue them for “torture.” The left’s four year long phony outrage over the non-exposure of the non-covert agent Valerie Plame has been forgotten.
Arthur Herman exposes the utter disgrace of the British and Scottish governments in the “compassionate” release of the Lockerbie mass murderer al-Megrahi. The Brits thought they would be winning credits with world opinion and getting an in with Libya, but instead have made themselves into an object of international contempt. Scottish Justice Minister “Kenny” (why use his last name? doesn’t his use of his childish nickname in place of his real name say it all?) and British Prime Minister Gordon the Original Dead Man Walking Brown (I’m not joking, I mean he literally looks as if he’s dead) may both be in danger of losing their jobs.
Internist Marc Siegel reveals the evil of Obamacare in preventing doctors from caring for their patients, even as Obama has the chutzpah to claim that Obamacare is a moral and ethical imperative and that its critics are bearing “false witness” against it. Isn’t it amazing how every single time a left-liberal quotes or paraphrases the Bible, he gets it wrong and turns it into a leftist idea? In this instance Obama has perverted God’s command against bearing false witness, meaning against falsely charging a fellow human being with a criminal offense, into a command not to criticize socialism. Like the aliens in The Invasion of the Body Snatchers who replace ordinary people one by one with non-human Pods which look exactly like the humans they are replacing, the alien-in-chief and his fellow leftists seek to replace all ordinary and traditional morality with socialist ideas, by using the familiar and beloved words of traditional morality while putting socialist meanings into those words. The tactic has two effects: (1) the authority of traditional morality is transferred to the socialist program, and (2) no one notices that this is being done. Except that this time, thankfully, because Obama’s lies have been so gross and obvious, people do seem to realize that it’s being done.
Dick Morris and Eileen McGann tell us that Sen. Joseph Lieberman has come out against Obamacare, not on the basis of anti-socialism or fears of increased costs, but on the basis that in a time of recession and staggering deficits the country simply cannot take on huge new spending obligations. The authors say that Lieberman’s argument may win over people in the middle.
Jeffrey Anderson has an article about the deficit results of Obamacare that I didn’t find that interesting, except for its arresting opening sentence:
DEMOCRATIC members of Congress are now trying to decide whether they’re better off abandoning ObamaCare and inviting the administration’s wrath—or supporting it and inviting their constituents’ wrath.Finally, here’s the Post’s lead editorial, “OBAMA’S ABYSS”:
President Obama’s budget folks yesterday upped their estimate of the fiscal hole they plan to dig over the next 10 years from $7 trillion to $9 trillion.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 26, 2009 11:58 PM | Send