Saturday, September 25, 2004

Victor Davis Hanson: A Thousand Tons Of Reason

Many people call Dick Cheney "The Hammer" because the tone of his voice and the seriousness of his speech give such weight to what he says. Cheney may be "The Hammer" when it comes to speaking, but in the world of writing Victor Davis Hanson's words weigh a thousand tons. In a column in National Review, VDH lays out the fall of not only Dan Rather and CBS, but an entire generation of thought. It is a hammer blow, a crushing dissection of the current Democratic Party, the elites that drive its values and the arrogance that is bringing it to its knees. Read this article, email it to your friends and when the pillars of post modern liberalism finally come crashing down, use it to show your shell shocked liberal friends that they were warned.

If a column by VDH is the equivalent of a thousand tons of reason, an article by Mark Steyn is death by a thousand cuts. In his article, Kerry's Looking For American Failure- And He's It, in the Chicago Sun Times, Steyn slowly eviscerates Kerry. A choice excerpt:

What a small, graceless man Kerry is. The nature of adversarial politics in a democratic society makes George W. Bush his opponent. But it was entirely Kerry's choice to expand the field, to put himself on the other side of Allawi and the Iraqi people. Given his frequent boasts that he knows how to reach out to America's allies, it's remarkable how often he feels the need to insult them: Britain, Australia, and now free Iraq. But, because this pampered cipher has floundered for 18 months to find any rationale for his candidacy other than his indestructible belief in his own indispensability, Kerry finds himself a month before the election with no platform to run on other than American defeat. He has decided to co-opt the jihadist death-cult, the Baathist dead-enders, the suicide bombers and other misfits and run as the candidate of American failure. This would be shameful if he weren't so laughably inept at it.

Mark Steyn has emerged as one of the premier writers on the American Political scene this election. He has an extraordinary ability to bring humor and logic to his columns. He has been featured many times on A Time For Choosing.

Another must read column this morning is, Disgraceful, by Bill Kristol in The Weekly Standard. He recaps what has been one of the most disgraceful weeks by a presidential candidate in modern history. John Kerry has taken his party and himself to a new low this week with his statements regarding the war in Iraq and his lack of respect for the Prime Minister of Iraq. His behavior has been discussed in previous posts on, A Time For Choosing, here.

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