Hat Tip: Bookworm Room
Smart Power in action.
ObamaCare is a disaster that can only get worse.
The IRS lost Lois Lerner’s emails.
Veterans died so government bureaucrats could earn promotions and bonuses. How long before their emails are lost?
Five Taliban generals are traded for a deserter.
The VA is the poster child for Big Government.
Anyone who has ever dealt with government bureaucracy knows hell. The primary function of the bureaucrat is to move files from one domain to another, using ironclad protocols that are frequently at odds with reality.
The bureaucracy is an ecosystem dedicated to self-preservation. The services the bureaucrat provides are too often afterthoughts, annoying duties carried out with martyred sighs.
To some, the very word conjures images of romance: Maurice Chevalier, the Eiffel Tower, damp cobblestones under pale moonlight, elegant women sipping wine, and goofy black berets.
Me, I think of Vichy France. I think of the gendarmes enthusiastically rounding up French Jews, herding them into cattle cars, and shipping them to the crematoria of Auschwitz. All accomplished without the aid of a single German soldier. Even the SS were shocked at how efficiently and ruthlessly the French collaborated in the genocide of the Jewish people.
Well, clearly Mitt Romney reads Seraphic Secret.
Yesterday we asserted that two foreign policy issues should dominate the final Romney-Obama debate: 1) The greatest threat to America’s national security is our failing economy. 2) A nuclear Iran.
Thus, Romney relentlessly hammered away at Obama’s failed economic policies, linking this with weakness overseas. Regarding Iran, Romney was measured and steady, explaining that the Iranians are four years closer to a bomb.
Obama was bellicose, condescending, and downright rude.
A political innocent who just happened to tune into the debate would peg Obama as the desperate challenger to Romney’s confident incumbent.
Obama kept trying to draw Governor Romney into a rumble, but Romney wisely declined. He focused on the forest, the big picture. Obama sank into the mud with gratuitous cracks and insults that only made the president look small and nasty.
The split screen was a lesson in the power of image-making.