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2008 Election &Conservatives Richard Falknor on 03 Nov 2008

Henry V’s Fight Talk — Adapted to Election Day 2008

NRO’s talented Bill Whittle gives us this 2008 election-eve update of Henry V’s eloquent 1415 fight talk here to his troops right before the battle of Agincourt.

Here is Whittle’s 2008 version “To-morrow is the fourth of November” of Henry V’s brave sentiments as immortalized by Shakespeare. Continue Reading »

2008 Election &Conservatives &Culture wars Richard Falknor on 03 Nov 2008

How Will We Deal With a “Caracas on the Potomac”?

The redoubtable Mark Tapscott posted last week his “Notes on Obama’s Coming Caracas on the Potomac” in the DC Examiner. 

Conservative journalist Tapscott explained: Continue Reading »

2008 Election &Conservatives &Culture wars Richard Falknor on 01 Nov 2008

Our Conservative Elites Who Like Obama, but Not Palin


“. . . [P]eople ask me, ‘Rush, why is Palin so hated? Why is it that people like Peggy Noonan, Christopher Buckley and some of the Fox All-Stars –‘ folks, it’s an elitist thing, it’s an intellectual thing.”

— Rush Limbaugh here.

Iowahawk’s guest columnist Coddington Van Vorhees gives us a rare insider look here at our conservative elites in action. Continue Reading »

2008 Election &Conservatives &Culture wars Richard Falknor on 01 Nov 2008

Jim Boulet’s “Evita Peron Obama”

Conservatives in Maryland and Virginia already know Jim Boulet’s tireless on-the-ground work in behalf of strengthening our culture, highlighting the importance of our common language, and never letting us forget the goal of assimilation for new Americans.

Today Jim looks at Barack Obama through a fresh prism  — one based on a Broadway musical. Continue Reading »

2008 Election &Conservatives &Virginia politics Richard Falknor on 31 Oct 2008

Barn Door Left Open on Repeat Student Voting in Virginia?

While the Bush Justice Department can’t seem to weigh in to allow checking some 200,000 questionable Ohio registrations here, the chief of staff of Virginia governor Tim Kaine reportedly gives guidance to the State Board of Elections on loosening the voting verification procedures for college students.

We have written about the danger of repeat student voting in Virginia in posts here and here. We had asked why no Tidewater state legislator asked the Virginia Attorney General for an opinion on the State Board of Election’s direction here to the Norfolk general registrar to halt “the practice of sending a questionnaire to anyone applying to register from a college campus.” Continue Reading »

2008 Election &Common Defense &Fiscal Policy Richard Falknor on 30 Oct 2008

Planned Democrat Defense Cuts Jeopardize Virginia Jobs

The invaluable TheNextRight reported here yesterday that —

When Barney Frank said that he would cut defense spending by 25%, both resonating with an image of Barack Obama and particular statements, an opportunity was created. Significant defense cuts have the opportunity to creat massive economic dislocations for people and communities. And they know it. Just look at the terror in Northern Virginia over BRAC. John McCain’s campaign figured this out. This is basic paycheck issue for a lot of hard-working people. Suddenly, Barack Obama’s ‘radicalism’ means something to real people. Let’s look at some numbers.

TheNextRight’s Soren Dayton goes on to declare: Continue Reading »

2008 Election &Conservatives &Culture wars Richard Falknor on 30 Oct 2008

The Culture Wars and Today’s Obama Peril

Lisa Schiffren in her “The Long March Next Time” here yesterday in NRO gives us a useful outline of the crucial importance of what are called “the culture wars.”

“Yes, it was always a leftist strategy — to permeate and influence society beyond its official political offices to the obvious end of across the board power. Even when they were faced with what looked like the semi-permanent triumph of Reaganism, the Left knew to burrow into the bureacracies, many mainstream churches, the big foundations (Annenberg!) and, of course, the universities. (Our team burrowed into the investment banks, of which there are no more…) That’s not to mention the mainstream media and Hollywood. With the triumph of Obama and the new revelation that Bill Ayers is a highly influential authority in the heretofore easily dismissed education departments, it seems clear that they that have succeeded pretty well.

Under the best of circumstances a president can only do so much about the liberal, self-perpetuating “permanent government.” Ronald Reagan, who had fought communism in the union he headed, (the Screen Actors Guild) understood the problems of internal subversion perfectly well. He destroyed the liberal nexus in a few key government agencies by use of “R.I.F.s” — reduction in force — a putatively budget cutting process. Political appointees who shared his vision knew to keep files and carefully follow protocol to get rid of government employees who would impede his agenda.(Underscoring Forum’s.)

And she spells out the cluelessness of the two Bush presidents on this — Continue Reading »

2008 Election &Conservatives &Fiscal Policy Richard Falknor on 29 Oct 2008

Obama, the Democrats, and Your Family’s Longevity

Today’s Morning Bell from the Heritage Foundation warns “They Left Out the Socialized Medicine Part” —

“The Washington Post has a lengthy front-page story today on Barack Obama’s health care plan, which the newspaper admits contains ‘profound — and controversial — changes.’ The Post tries to compare the Obama plan to Massachusetts’ 2006 health care legislation, asserting the only difference between the two is the individual mandate in the Massachusetts plan. This is indeed a big difference between the two plans, but it is nowhere near the most important. For all of its other problems, the Massachusetts plan did not create a new government-run health care plan that would compete side by side with private insurance plan[s]. Obama’s plan does.
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“The government plan will not win because people love socialized medicine (as Krugman recently learned), but because Congress will strangle the private market to death so the American people have no choice. These are the policy options the American people are about to face. It’s high time papers like The Washington Post begin accurately reporting on them.”(Underscoring Forum’s.)

Read the entire Morning Bell post here. For more depth, read Heritage’s “The Obama Health Care Plan: More Power to Washington” here.

And Jeffrey Birnbaum last Friday in his Washington Times article “Kennedy secretly crafts health care plan” reports here
that — Continue Reading »

2008 Election &Conservatives &Virginia politics Richard Falknor on 28 Oct 2008

AG Backs Military Voters|”Litigation Election”|RSC on Fraud


Readers who have been following our recent post “Fairfax County Rejecting Military Absentee Ballots?” and updates here will be delighted to learn here that — Continue Reading »

2008 Election &Conservatives Richard Falknor on 26 Oct 2008

CHILLING FRIENDS: More on Obama’s Pals


 Andy McCarthy writes here today:

“Why is the Los Angeles Times sitting on a videotape of the 2003 farewell bash in Chicago at which Barack Obama lavished praise on the guest of honor, Rashid Khalidi — former mouthpiece for master terrorist Yasser Arafat?”

  Has Stanley Kurtz found Obama’s secret? Continue Reading »

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