New on NewsReal – Barack Obama Is Too Much Like Jimmy Carter, Says…Eric Alterman?

My latest NewsRealBlog post:

Conservatives frequently make unfavorable comparisons between Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter, but it’s a rarer occurrence to see leftists do the same. So when a lefty zealot like Eric Alterman does precisely that in his latest Daily Beast article, it’s bound to raise eyebrows, though it shouldn’t—where The One reminds right-wingers of Carter through his international and economic ineptness, Alterman sees Obama aping some very different traits from his predecessor:

The gregarious Massachusetts pol, House Speaker Tip O’Neil, could hardly have been more eager to work with a Democratic president after eight years of Nixon and Ford. But when they first met, and O’Neil attempted to advise Carter about which members of Congress might need some special pleading, or even the assorted political favor or two with regard to certain issues, to O’Neil’s open-jawed amazement, Carter replied, “No, I’ll describe the problem in a rational way to the American people. I’m sure they’ll realize I’m right.” The red-nosed Irishman later said he “could have slugged” Carter over this lethal combination of arrogance and naivety, but it would soon become Carter’s calling card.

Alterman doesn’t know just how right he is. The Left can never entertain the possibility that they might be wrong on questions of fundamental principle. Progressive ideology holds itself to be the culmination of man’s intellectual and moral development thus far, enlightenment from which there could be no fundamentally different deviation. John F. Kennedy said the days of “grand warfare of rival ideologies” were behind us, replaced with “more basic discussion” of “technical questions.” If someone rejects the key tenets of the progressive agenda, it must be because he either doesn’t yet understand it properly, or is blinded by his personal biases or interests. Someone simply can’t be enlightened and well-informed, and still reject leftist policies.

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Democrat Tax-Cut Propaganda Obliterated

Michael Eden at Start Thinking Right has a must-read article destroying the Democrats’ lies on tax cuts. Be sure to take the time to read the whole thing to learn all sorts of good stuff, not the least of which being the discovery of which radical right-wing corporate stooge said the following:

“Our tax system still siphons out of the private economy too large a share of personal and business purchasing power and reduces the incentive for risk, investment and effort – thereby aborting our recoveries and stifling our national growth rate.”

Around the Web

The Weekly Standard’s Matthew Levitt writes on the damage done by Jimmy Carter’s Hamas hobnobbing.

Green funerals? Because you can’t take carbon credits with you when you go, I guess.

Dennis Prager explains
“How Liberals Lost a Liberal.”

Debate advice for Barack Obama, courtesy of our friends at IMAO.

Their crap candidate went nowhere, so now Ron Paul’s sheep are starting their own
“gated communities” named after the Holy One. Coming up next: compounds?

Overall,
Ed Morrissey likes the new Ben Stein film on intelligent design and academic freedom, Expelled.

Yet
another activity you need photo ID to do in Wisconsin, aside from voting.

Maybe Pat Robertson Wasn’t That Far Off…

So what’s Cindy Sheehan’s best buddy up to these days?

Thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets of Caracas in protest at the president’s decision to close the country’s oldest private TV network. [Hugo] Chavez’s supporters say Radio Caracas Television (RCTV) backed a 2002 coup which briefly ousted him. But the country’s opposition say the decision to close the network is an attempt to silence Mr Chavez’s critics […] The government claims that the channel is breaching the constitution by rallying support for the opposition.

Don’t worry, though—Jimmy
told us Chavez got elected fair & square, remember?

(Hat tip:
Boots & Sabers)