Month: September 2010

May Another Man Take His Place

Lakeland, where I live, is close to Orlando, where possibly the most obnoxious, nasty, and uncouth congressman in the nation lives. He’s so over the line that he became national news even before his run for reelection. His name is Alan Grayson, who first received widespread media attention during the healthcare debate when he declared that the only plan for healthcare that Republicans had was for people to “die quickly.” Note the picture of Grayson with his chart on the… Read more »

Lessons on How to Self-Destruct

This election season is turning into a nightmare for Democrats. They were promised that if they jumped on board the healthcare express, their reelection was assured. All of America would be rejoicing over the wonder of this legislation. Well, it hasn’t materialized; in fact, the opposite has happened. So what’s an incumbent Democrat supposed to do? While commentators like to debate the affiliation of the Tea Party with Republicans and anticipate how that link is going to hurt Republican chances, they… Read more »

Historical Parallels: From Kansas-Nebraska to Obamacare

Big Government has published another of my posts, this one on the historical parallel that exists between an event in the 1850s, just prior to the Civil War, and what we are seeing today in our political scene. Please check it out at: http://biggovernment.com/asnyder/2010/09/27/historical-parallels-from-kansas-nebraska-to-obamacare/

The Week in Review

Let’s review the political highlights from last week. Economic advisor Larry Summers announced he is leaving the administration, making him at least the third high-level economic advisor to seek greener pastures. Of course everyone who leaves says they would be doing so regardless of the current economic situation, which remains a quagmire. Are they actually running away from what they have created? But not to worry—there are still great minds the president can lean on for economic advice: The one… Read more »

Redeemed Beauty

We’ve never seen men and women as they were intended to be. We’ve never seen animals the way they were before the Fall. We see only marred remnants of what once was. Likewise, we’ve never seen nature unchained and undiminished. We’ve only seen it cursed and decaying. Yet even now we see a great deal that pleases and excites us, moving our hearts to worship. If the “wrong side” of Heaven can be so beautiful, what will the right side… Read more »

Are You Serious?

On Thursday, there was a “debate” in Nevada. I have to put that in quotes because one of the debaters failed to show up in person, thereby saving himself the embarrassment of having to answer questions. His name is Harry Reid. He was there—on video. That allowed him to say what he wanted without any real give-and-take with people who might ask hard questions. When his video ran, the audience largely allowed him his say; there were no unseemly outbreaks… Read more »

The Republicans' Pledge to America

Just words. That’s the criticism I hear already about yesterday’s unveiling of the Republican plan if they can retake Congress. Well, all good things begin with words, which lay out the rationale for action. Let’s see what some of those words are. The document starts off with a statement of principles. I’m always attuned to that; I want to know what is guiding the specifics that follow. It mirrors the Declaration of Independence, agreeing that our Creator gave us unalienable… Read more »