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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review January 25, 2010/ 10 Shevat 5770

Arrogance When Up, Denial When Down

By Arnold Ahlert




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | I'd like a nickel for every Massachusetts Democrat who, after seeing Scott Brown win "Ted Kennedy's seat," said or thought to themselves, "I don't understand it. Everyone I know voted for Martha Coakley."


The saving grace of liberalism is a combination of arrogant hubris when they're up, and utter denial when they're down. Only people hermetically sealed in their own universe could offer some of the pathetic excuses liberals offered for Brown's victory. Those excuses ran the gamut from, it's all Martha Coakely's fault, to (I kid you not) it's all George W. Bush's fault.


A riff on a familiar phrase for terminally obtuse leftists: it's the liberalism, stupid.


And nothing, but nothing, illuminates the liberal mindset more than their unbridled contempt for the intelligence of ordinary Americans. The president himself is so tone deaf he thought he could score political points by making fun of a guy for buying a pickup truck. Such "humor" resonates with elitist liberals because most of them have never owned such an "undignified" vehicle—because most of those elitists have never had a real job in their entire lives.


Liberals' "vehicle" of choice is government—expansive, oppressive government which must be used as a club to batter the unenlightened into submissive compliance with "progressive" thinking. Along the way, some "messy intangibles," aka free-market capitalism and individual freedom, must be "tempered" lest they interfere with the leftist agenda.


Americans aren't buying it, especially when it becomes painfully apparent Democrats themselves are literally buying fellow Democrats to support the healthcare monstrosity. They're not buying it now that's it's become painfully clear that, for all the fiscal irresponsibility demonstrated by Republicans, Democrats are even worse.


Much worse.


And the public is sure as hell not buying it when it has become frighteningly clear that the nation remains a sieve when it comes to national security, due to liberals' never-ending love affair with political correctness.


As Scott Brown reminded us in his victory speech, only liberals would prefer spending taxpayer dollars on lawyers for terrorists than the weapons to defeat them. Only the lunatic left thinks that America is safer when Christmas bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has the "right to remain silent" instead of a date with a CIA interrogator who might have gotten him to spill the beans about additional plots against this country. These are the same lunatics willing to put the entire city of New York at risk for no other reason than demonstrating their "moral credentials" to a Muslim word that couldn't care less.

Letter from JWR publisher


Predictably, for American leftists suffused with a delusional sense of superiority, there are calls for Barack Obama and Democrats to "double down" and ram their agenda through Congress, despite its obvious repudiation by one of the bluest states in the country.


This is one American who says, "go for it." Keep letting the country know—in no uncertain terms—that you don't give a damn about what most Americans think, or what they want. Keep it up until next November. Keep it up until every seat in the nation occupied by a liberal becomes as "safe" as "Ted Kennedy's seat" was on Tuesday. Keep it up until even your "thrill up a pants leg" media shills start running for their lives.


Keep it up until the national catharsis Americans were sold to believe happened in 2008 really happens in 2010.


Question of the day for clueless Democrats: has any political party ever pitched a shutout in a national election?

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Previously:


01/20/10:
Connecting the Educational Dots
01/19/10: The Next Tea Party?
01/15/10: The Myth That Keeps on Giving
01/13/10: Airport Security Begins Away From the Airport
01/11/10: Secrets and Lies
01/08/10: Embracing Bigotry — or Rejecting Bullying?
01/06/10: Hanging by an Ideological Thread
01/04/10: Our ‘Wonderama’ Bureaucracy
12/30/09: A Day Off
12/28/09: Dangerous Myths
12/25/09: I, Me, Mine
12/23/09: A Very Harry Christmas
12/21/09: My Opinon
12/18/09: The Party of Repeal
12/15/09: Privileged Exemption
11/30/09: ‘Settled’ Science and Unsettled Children
11/30/09: American Sharia Law
11/23/09:The Trial (Travesty) of the Century
11/04/09: American Vampires and Their Political Enablers
11/01/09: ‘Opting Out’ of Insanity?
10/28/09: Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer. Brain Required
10/26/09: Communism: Nazism With Better PR
10/21/09: Just Asking
10/16/09: Cost Projections vs. Actual Costs, or Hope and Change vs. Reality
10/14/09: News you can use …
10/07/09: Incremental Insidiousness
10/05/09: MIA: Common Sense and Common Decency
09/30/09: Iran: Bad Options and Unpreparedness
09/21/09: Crying Racism: the Last Refuge of Scoundrels
09/11/09: 9/11 Cannot Be Sanitized
09/08/09: ‘Truthers’ and Consequences
09/01/09: A ‘Paper Trail’ Challenge for the Mainstream Media
08/31/09: Drowning in Amorality
08/26/09: The Republican Recovery Program

© 2010, Arnold Ahlert

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