TANCREDO: The Democrat Party is now officially committed to a poisonous identity politics
Welcome to the U.E.S.A., the United European States of America. If you like the European debt crisis and austerity riots, you are going to love Obama 2.0. If our politics were a video game, it would be rated “R” for repugnant.
It is hard to exaggerate the depth of the crisis America now faces on many levels.
The Democratic Party is now officially and irrevocably committed to a poisonous identity politics, having built a winning coalition based on race, sexual orientation, ethnicity and class warfare. Read more »
TANCREDO: We live in a nation on the verge of fiscal bankruptcy with a citizenry that does not want to even hear the word austerity
Observing the 2012 presidential debates, it is impossible to avoid the conclusion that, as a nation, we suffer from a deep political schizophrenia. We expect – no, we demand – contradictory things from our elected officials. Then, when they can’t deliver Cadillacs at Chevy prices, we replace them with a new group of snake oil salesmen. Read more »
TANCREDO: The “blame game questions” about campaign strategy and tactics will not be the most important ones facing the country if Obama wins a second term
For the record, do not count me among the pessimists who think Barack Obama is certain to defeat Mitt Romney on Nov. 6. Nevertheless, it is impossible to avoid somber thoughts about what may – and probably should – happen to the Republican Party if Romney loses. Read more »
TANCREDO: President Obama’s weak actions since the violent events in Cairo and Benghazi have only served to fuel the protests, not deter them
A U.S. ambassador is dead, and over 30 U.S. embassies across the globe are under violent attack as a direct result of President Obama’s attempted appeasement of radical Islam. How many more Americans will die before that policy can be reversed and Obama removed from office? Read more »
TANCREDO: Obama will not campaign on his record because he can’t. His record is one of non-accomplishment in every field he has entered.
In 1984 Ronald Reagan sought a second term under the campaign theme of a sunny optimism about the future – “Morning in America.” A generation later, Obama’s campaign banner, “Forward,” is cleverly ambiguous: It begs the question, forward to what? Read more »
TANCREDO: In the world of liberal media scandalmongering, facts never get in the way of a good attack theme
According to the liberal news media, Mitt Romney committed a major “gaffe” by offending the Palestinian Authority in his speech in Jerusalem. Read more »
TANCREDO: The Roberts ruling is a naked admission that the Constitution is no longer an obstacle to the unlimited growth of the federal government through its taxing powers
In the days following the shocking John Roberts ruling on Obamacare, we have seen many attempts to explain and justify the chief justice’s decision. That debate is interesting and worthwhile. But there is another lesson that may be even more important than the political struggle to repeal Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Read more »
TANCREDO: The high court’s Arizona ruling gives not only the Obama administration but any future president the discretion to disregard any federal law they choose not to enforce
Republican appointees on the Supreme Court twice last week abandoned the Constitution to give new powers to the federal government and the Obama administration. The question for conservatives and patriots is: What can be done about it? Read more »
TANCREDO: Obama’s ‘temporary amnesty’ will end the moment his successor walks into the Oval Office
With his unconstitutional amnesty decree of June 15, Obama has played a losing hand. His cynical manipulation of the “Hispanic vote” only confirms voters’ view of Obama as an unprincipled ends-justifies-the-means politician. Read more »
TANCREDO: Appealing to blocs of voters solely on the basis of racial or ethnic or gender “identity” divides Americans into warring groups
Last week saw the return of identity politics in the Republican Party in the familiar guise of “smart politics.” Such is always the appeal of political panaceas: smell the rose, and ignore the thorns.
This week’s Republican folly takes the form of a bill introduced in Congress by Florida Rep. David Rivera, the “Republican Dream Act.,” H.R.5869. Read more »