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The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
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Topic - Jonah Goldberg
The agreement on the shutdown and the debt ceiling is no guarantee that lawmakers and the White House will behave. They are addicted to spectacle and hand-wringing political theater that garners press coverage, while masking inactivity or indecision.
"Clearly something is not working in the GOP and hasn't since its nervous breakdown caused by George W. Bush and exacerbated by the political consulting classes. The only part of the GOP that makes sense now is the tea party movement," Craig Shirley — a Ronald Reagan biographer and presidential historian — tells Inside the Beltway.
His stand against Obamacare ignites a prairie fire of opposition
Organizers behind the bodacious "Road to Majority" conference are determined to wrangle conservatives onto the same page as the 2014 midterm elections loom. The event, virtually ignored so far by the mainstream press, begins Thursday at a hotel just three blocks from the White House.
The tea party understands Wisconsin voters, no matter how many high-powered Democrats show up in the state before the big recall vote on Tuesday.
JONAH GOLDBERG For release 5/25/12 (NOTICE: For retransmission or other content delivery inquiries, please contact TMS Customer Service, 1-800-346-8798, tmscustomerservicetribune.com.) (PHOTO: One headshot accompanies this column. FILE NAME: 20101014hdjgo-a.jpg;) Big business gets the Hollywood treatment
The U.S. should stop "reflexively exploiting major national security threats as a political ping-pong ball between right and left," says Zuhdi Jasser, president and founder of American Islamic Forum for Democracy. Get down to business and start crafting a practical strategy to defeat the threat of Islamist militancy both at home and abroad, he says.
The mainstream news media seeks to foment discord between Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann, should the former Alaska governor and Minnesota Republican both run for the White House. Imagine. The obsessed press perhaps envisions a cat fight between the politicians they bill as tea party "darlings."
At the outset, let me declare a personal interest: Jonah Goldberg destroyed my career. Let me explain: When I was a young writer starting out, I fancied myself as something of a conservative humorist. My jeremiads about the Clinton impeachment and high marginal tax rates were interspersed with anecdotes about beer and chicken-wing consumption. My shtick was laughing it up with the Laffer Curve.
President Obama has revealed his true nature. After 20 months in the Oval Office, he still remained a largely unknown figure. A picture is coming into focus now, and it should trouble all Americans. It is widely known that Mr. Obama is a post-national progressive. Yet he is also a cultural Muslim who is promoting an anti-American, pro-Islamic agenda.
Sarah Palin identified the emerging "conservative feminist."
"If this were a very special episode of a 1980s TV show, we could resolve all of this with a simple break-dancing competition. But as that is not a viable option at this juncture; neither is any other emotionally or intellectually satisfying settlement to this argument," he adds.
Jonah Goldberg argues that Mr. Cruz's efforts were futile, nothing more than dramatic political theater.