Obama’s America

Who Are the Real Insurrectionists?

Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness For 120 days in summer 2020, violent protesters destroyed some $2 billion in property and injured 1,500 police officers in riots that led to over 35 deaths. Because blue-state mayors and governors saw BLM and Antifa instigators as useful street soldiers, most of those arrested were never tried in court. …

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Our ‘Face in the Crowd’

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJMedia Elia Kazan’s classic A Face in the Crowd [2] is a good primer on Barack Obama’s rise and fall. Lonesome Rhodes arises out of nowhere in the 1957 film, romancing the nation as a phony populist [3] who serially spins yarns in the most folksy ways — confident that he should never be held to …

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2014: Obama’s America

Scandals now come so fast that each new mess makes us forget the previous one. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online The summer of 2014 will go down in history as the season when America fell apart. Let’s take a tour of the disasters.  Germany in 2008 enthusiastically hosted candidate Barack Obama for …

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Illiberal Immigration ‘Reform’

People who call for “comprehensive immigration reform” seldom mean it. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online The last thing a liberal proponent of immigration reform wants is liberal immigration reform. Remember that paradox, and the insanity at the border makes some sense. Each day a worried politician or pundit, with creased brow and …

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Our Roost, Obama’s Chickens

From the Middle East to Russia to our own southern border, Obama’s bills are coming due. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Often, crazy things seem normal for a time because logical catastrophes do not immediately follow.A deeply suspicious Richard Nixon systematically and without pushback for years undermined and politicized almost every institution …

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Don’t Mess with Messiahs

Whenever things go wrong, it’s the fault of those obstructionists in Congress. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online In Obama’s most recent — and embarrassing — public whine, he lashed out at the once-obsequious press. In his now customary first-person I/me/my/mine lament (e.g., “They don’t do anything, except block me and call me …

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The Federal Octopus

Federal agencies now exist not for the public good but for their employees’ benefit and Obama’s agenda. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online When IRS Commissioner John Koskinen arrogantly told Congress that he had no apologies for an agency that has targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny, had a top-ranking bureaucrat take the Fifth Amendment, …

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The New Children’s Crusade

Almost everything we are told about illegal immigration is both a lie and amoral. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Sometime around 1212, mystics in Europe cooked up the idea that kids could part the seas, reach the Holy Land, reclaim Jerusalem, and convert the infidel Muslims. Thousands of children in Northern Europe …

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War Was Interested in Obama

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJMedia  Leon Trotsky probably did not quite write the legendary aphorism that “you may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.” But whoever did, you get the point that no nation can always pick and choose when it wishes to be left alone. Barack Obama, however, …

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