The Borg’s problem, in other words, wasn’t with the bill. It was with the idea that someone can get away with—and even worse, be protected by the state for—thinking gay marriage is wrong. It’s a problem with freedom of thought, and whether you’re for or against gay marriage, this should bother you at least a little bit. At least, that is, if you’re thinking for yourself. . .Full Story»
Michelle Obama had a laugh or two last week while talking about ObamaCare and the silly — and potentially dangerous — things young folks do. She called them “knuckleheads.” But it’s starting to look like the joke may be on her and her husband.
“Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, young people can stay on their parents’ insurance until they are 26,” Obama said. “But once they hit 26 — they’re on their own. And a lot of young people think they’re invincible. But the truth is, young people are knuckleheads, you know?”
If a conservative politician called an exploited intern a “narcissistic loony toon,” his career would be over. But Hillary Clinton will pay almost no price for describing Monica Lewinsky in those terms. The left’s sympathy for Sandra Fluke and its lectures on the dangers of name-calling won’t resurface for Lewinsky. Liberal pols, both those who mistreat women and those who excuse the mistreatment, enjoy a standing exemption from feminism’s customary strictures. Hillary is free to war on Bill Clinton’s women to her heart’s content. . .
Obama doesn’t believe in opportunity so much as opportunism. In Tuesday night’s State of the Union, he made slippery use of the word opportunity as a euphemism for more big government. . . He prefers the word opportunity to freedom, as opportunity implies a large government role in creating it. At the same time, trying to improve his slumping poll numbers with more moderate language, he didn’t want to talk blatantly about government-mandated equal outcomes. But that’s what “opportunity” essentially means under his political philosophy. . .