Almost certainly the best (and most important) thing I’ll read on-line today is Our Idols and Ourselves.
Remember, the unexamined life is not worth living.
National Review Online says Scandal is not an agenda. The editors go on to explain why the scandals engulfing the Obama Administration, by themselves, are likely to be insufficient in massively swaying the next two national elections.
Basically, the editors call on conservatives to do something they should be doing all the time: to present compelling and attractive alternatives to failed existent policies and to plans for continued Democrat intrusion in the future. (On the other hand, the President, to his benefit, avoided articulating any sort of agenda in the run-up to the 2012 election.) Implicitly, the NRO call means conservatives must engage the low information/low commitment voter. After all, a powerful agenda goes beyond merely rallying the base.
Naturally, attractive conservative candidates are also useful. Then you’ve got something.
But as the Scandal is not an agenda headline was read, the first thought was about the Obama Administration itself. That is, the thought the headline inspired was that these scandals were in no way a part of the agenda of the Administration.
Of course not. Everyone knows that. Instead, they are a natural consequence of the Obama agenda.
It’s interesting how the media, specifically the New York Times, can twist itself into knots as it regards race and the Trayvon Martin case (emphasis added):
Mr. Zimmerman, 28, a white Hispanic, told the police that he shot Trayvon in self-defense after an altercation.
Would the Times describe President Obama as a white black? Or a white African-American? No, I don’t think so, either.
How about a black citizen of France? An African-Franco?
And what’s up with the race hustlers and bomb-throwers, to include Spike Lee? Are any of them interested in making things better, or is it more about blaming others and seeking victimhood? (I think I know the answer).
The definitive take is at National Review.
We need love and not hate.