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Rick Perry dived right in. The Texas governor, now a Republican presidential candidate, held a prayer rally for tens of thousands, read from the Bible, invoked Christ and broadcast the whole event on the Web. There was no symbolic nod to other American faiths, no rabbi or Roman Catholic priest among the evangelical speakers. It was a rare, full-on embrace of one religious tradition in the glare of a presidential contest.
"We had reversed the recession, avoided a depression, gotten the economy moving again," President Obama fantasized on the campaign stump in Iowa. "But over the last six months, we've had a run of bad luck."
It seems Rep. Michele Bachmann is under increased scrutiny for her religious views even as she climbs ever higher in the presidential polls. With Tea Party support, she is now No. 2 in the Republican polls, though she has only been in the race a short time. The numero uno, former Gov. Mitt Romney, is himself the victim of gentler bigotry for his religious views. He is a Mormon. No, I did not say moron. I said Mormon.
Michelle Malkin is right: It is Allen West, Herman Cain and Katrina Pierson who are "our people." For regardless of color or creed, they believe in the virtues and values of our great land. They embrace it and stand ready to defend it.
Is President Obama a black nationalist? This goes to the heart of his presidency - and partly explains why Mr. Obama is losing the broad middle of America. On Easter, Mr. Obama and his family attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington. The liberal press corps made much of the fact that the church was founded in 1863 by freed slaves. Yet the church's pastor, the Rev. Wallace Charles Smith, is a race-baiting black nationalist. He is a more polished version of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a longtime pastor of Mr. Obama's.
Tea Party conservatives like Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul are often vilified as lunatics, conspiracy theorists, ignoramuses and worse. In "The Tea Party Goes to Washington," Mr. Paul - with the help of columnist and radio host Jack Hunter - counters this hateful caricature with a book that is fact-filled, economically literate and frequently charming.
President Obama is siding with Israel's enemies. He is slowly fracturing America's long-standing alliance with the Jewish state and leaving it isolated on the world stage.
It's amazing what getting "shellacked" in an election will do to a president. Instead of pandering to and embracing unions, condemning Wal-Mart and telling Joe the Plumber of the need to spread the wealth around, President Obama addressed the business community by speaking to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
In her new book, Sarah Palin takes on everything from "American Idol" to "American Beauty" to "Murphy Brown," revives talk of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and takes issue with JFK's famous religion speech, saying he "wanted to run away from religion."