"Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" - Ronald Reagan

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Obama's Anger

From Ed Kaitz writing for the American Thinker.

While I had been fishing my new black friend had been working as a prison psychologist in Missouri, and he was pursuing a higher degree in psychology. He was interested in my story, and after about an hour getting to know each other I asked him point blank why these Vietnamese refugees, with no money, friends, or knowledge of the language could be, within a generation, so successful. I also asked him why it was so difficult to convince young black men to abandon the streets and take advantage of the same kinds of opportunities that the Vietnamese had recently embraced.

His answer, only a few words, not only floored me but became sort of a razor that has allowed me ever since to slice through all of the rhetoric regarding race relations that Democrats shovel our way during election season:

"We're owed and they aren't."

In short, he concluded, "they're hungry and we think we're owed. It's crushing us, and as long as we think we're owed we're going nowhere."

Mr Kaitz tells an interesting story in this article about different races in America. In his article, Mr Kaitz tells how blacks in America tend to feel they are owed something by the government and therefore are not prospering as well as Vietmanese immigrants. The story provides an interesting perspective.

For a full read, click here.

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It's the secular Left vs. the Christian Left

Mark Steyn discusses the results in Iowa as only Mark Steyn can.

Confronted by Preacher Huckabee standing astride the Iowa caucuses, smirking, "Are you feelin' Hucky, punk?", many of my conservative pals are inclined to respond, "Shoot me now."

But, if that seems a little dramatic, let's try and rustle up an alternative.

To read the full article, click here.

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Why are the wheels coming off the Clinton bandwagon?

Dick Morris, who managed Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign has written an interesting article in Townhall, answering the question, Why are the wheels coming off the Clinton bandwagon? In the article he makes some salient points.

In the abstract, Hillary is a captivating idea. The first woman to run for president, she is the living reminder of the better economic times and international peace of the Clinton administration. But, up close and personal, she is far less attractive. As the rest of the country is exposed to the former first lady, if they emulate the voters in Iowa and New Hampshire and revise their opinion of her, the results will not please the Clinton camp.

Moreover, he states,

The conclusion is obvious: neither Hillary nor her staff know how to campaign. After the Clinton re-election in 1996, they have never been tested in a competitive race. When Giuliani dropped out of the New York State Senate race and the young Congressman Rick Lazio had to enter at the last minute to try to stop Hillary’s bid, the conclusion was pre-ordained. Hillary’s re-election was a cakewalk against a totally under funded opponent. She doesn’t know how to win.

It will be interesting if her campaign continues to implode.

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