Inside Politics Weekend
Public anger over higher gas costs “spells a major opportunity for conservatives because liberal policies and nonsensical regulations are directly responsible for higher energy prices. Energy prices provide a prime example to show how liberal policies are actually harmful to the poor, working families and the elderly - those whom liberal Democrats claim to be their ‘base,’” advises longtime conservative guru Richard Viguerie.
“This is a ‘teaching moment’ … We have a major opportunity to show the American public how the liberals have messed up their lives. High energy prices caused by bad liberal policies exemplify perfectly the differences between conservative principles and failed liberal ideology. …
“The biggest problem in doing this is our mindset. The lack of Republican leadership has put conservatives on the defense for so long that we’re forgetting how to play offense. … We have to point out how the liberal worldview, which is that government - led by them, of course - needs to control everyone and everything. As with energy prices, central government control does not work. …
“Conservatives must provide the leadership because the establishment, big-government Republicans, as usual, have run for the tall grass and are AWOL.”
NADER THE RAIDER
Ralph Nader, the perennial eco-alternative Democratic candidate for all sorts of things, plans to attend the Democratic National Convention just to liven things up during this excruciatingly politically correct confab later this summer.
But gee. Why wait? He’s already throwing his weight around.
Sen. Barack Obama “talks white” said Mr. Nader, who has criticized the presumptive presidential nominee for not campaigning in low-income communities.
“He wants to show that he is not another politically threatening African-American politician. He wants to appeal to white guilt. You appeal to white guilt not by coming on as black is beautiful, black is powerful. Basically he’s coming on as someone who is not going to threaten the white power structure, whether it’s corporate or whether it’s simply oligarchic. And they love it. Whites just eat it up,” Mr. Nader told the Rocky Mountain News.
GATHERING NO MOSS
“Maybe the mainstream media are growing tired of hackneyed images of Barack Obama appearing in Christ-like poses, because now the Obama-friendly scribes at Rolling Stone have crafted an even more preposterous way of peddling the junior senator from Illinois: his image on a magazine cover devoid of any headline,” writes Peter Sasso of Newsbusters.org.
“Yes, the cover of the most recent edition of Rolling Stone features a giant picture of a grinning Barack Obama without any headline attached to it. It is the second Rolling Stone cover for Obama in just a matter of months, following up on a cover that portrayed Obama with an otherwordly aura emanating from behind him.
“Sen. John McCain is still awaiting his first Rolling Stone cover and the editors can’t use age as an excuse. After all, Keith Richards has appeared there numerous times.”
DAYS OF YORE