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Many comedians whose strong suit is observational humor have become incredibly wealthy simply by stating the obvious -- with a twist. You hear one of their jokes and say, "It's funny because it's true." If, after "funny," you add "and annoying," you have the guts of Greg Gutfeld's latest offering, "The Joy of Hate: How to Triumph Over Whiners in the Age of Phony Outrage."
The Republican Party is at a crossroads, trying to determine the best route forward for future elections. If the Tea Party movement wants to remain relevant, its members will have to do the same.
Mitt Romney has sprinted ahead of Barack Obama to become the frontrunner in this year's election by sticking to a message the incumbent can't counter: President Obama has had a full term in the White House to turn America around but life is worse than it was four years ago.
No punches were pulled in the fight to land the Republican Party's presidential nomination this cycle. Social conservatives, Tea Partyers, libertarians and moderates split to back their favored candidates in the primary campaign, but now the dust has settled and Mitt Romney has earned the nomination.
It's depressing to be a libertarian. We usually spend election night with our few friends in a watering hole or in our parents' basement listening to Rush albums.
Liberals are exploiting the Aurora massacre to advance a political agenda. The tragic mass murder of 12 people is being used as fodder against the right. Within hours of the killing spree, the media establishment was hoping to link the suspected shooter, James Holmes, with the Tea Party, conservatives and -- ultimately -- the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney.
Last week, President Obama spoke to a large gathering of journalists at a luncheon sponsored by the Associated Press. "Spoke" isn't exactly the right word. He chided them:
If you like Glenn Beck, you probably hate women. Sounds outlandish, I know, but if you apply Mr. Beck's own twisted logic, it follows. Glenn Beck recently accused millions of Tea Partyers of racism. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has also accused Tea Partyers of racism. Ergo, if you like him but not her, you hate women.
Are you listening, Van Jones? Precious few moments in America's story have offered an opportunity like the one we have before us to realign politics and bend the long arc of history toward liberty. Occupy Wall Street activists decry the bank bailouts just as Tea Partyers have since 2009. Fine. If the occupiers really mean it, they should join the fight to finally end not just bailouts to banks, but all forms of corporate welfare.