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John Podhoretz

Comedians and impressionists used to be two different showbiz animals entirely, but now there's no such thing as a comedian who doesn't do impressions.

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John Podhoretz

Insulting the electorate and accusing it of spiritual weakness and sinfulness are not the ways to get yourself the job of president.

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John Podhoretz

Memories of the last nine years have turned Ground Zero from a site of horror, to a reminder of grief, to an occasion for ludicrous artistic posturing - and now to something very close to parody.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Podhoretz

The presidency is not an entry-level electoral job.

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John Podhoretz

Obama lost his ability to push his agenda through Congress when he received what he himself called a 'shellacking' in the November 2010 elections. That shellacking was primarily the result of massive policy overreach when he had a Democratic Congress in his pocket.

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John Podhoretz

The sad truth is that you can have peace processes all you like, but if one side is committed to war, then it's war.

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John Podhoretz

She needs to seem tough, and whatever Hillary's weaknesses, tough is a pretty good word to describe her.

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John Podhoretz

Your race and gender don't change, but you can choose to change your political affiliation at will.

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John Podhoretz

There's no light at the end of the tunnel in the Republican message, no promise of better things to come. There's only the present stagnation, followed by a slow decline.

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John Podhoretz

The most passionately anti-Obama Republican politicians and activists consider themselves the truest and purest of conservatives, and often unleash their scorn and fury on others who also call themselves conservative but differ on strategy and tactics.

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John Podhoretz

Nixon was an awful president in many ways, including in some of his foreign-policy choices. But he left no doubt that foreign policy and America's leadership in the world outside its borders was of paramount importance to him.

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John Podhoretz

Conservatives must avoid the siren song of schism, or all is lost.

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John Podhoretz

It has never made any sense to argue that, unique among the people of the world, Arabs are more concerned on a day-to-day basis about the treatment of people they don't know than they are about how they're going to put food on their own tables, or whether their sons will ever find a job.

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John Podhoretz

Obama's victory in November 2008 was a historic political accomplishment.

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John Podhoretz

Nixon in 1968, unlike Obama 2008, was elected as a minority president with only 43 percent of the vote. Yet, in 1972, he won what, in some measures, was the most lopsided election in American history with 61 percent.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Podhoretz

You want a culture where citizens are free to express themselves and so live in the openness necessary to the functioning of a successful economy? Israel has a free press, much of it openly hostile to the parties in power.

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John Podhoretz

Obama's coalition would have consigned him to the political margins as little as 12 years ago, but the nation's demographic changes are moving far more quickly than most Republicans anticipated.

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John Podhoretz

For the record, I am not an admitted homosexual, nor am I a homosexual, though I do know the lyrics to every show tune ever written, which might perhaps account for the confusion.

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John Podhoretz

I don't feel alienated from American culture, but I understand people who do.

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John Podhoretz

Is victory sweet because your side wins - or is it really because the other side loses?

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John Podhoretz

Why, listening to Obama talk about his economic triumphs over the last three years might make you want to move to the country he was describing. Too bad that country exists primarily in his own head.

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John Podhoretz

The great mystery is why robots come off so well in science-fiction films when the human characters are often so astoundingly wooden.

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John Podhoretz

Back in 1995, Bill Gates himself didn't understand that the internet was the direction computing was going.

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John Podhoretz

Romney has adopted almost every position conservatives want their candidate to espouse: He's pro-life, he wants to repeal ObamaCare, he wants to cut taxes and cut the federal budget, and he wants an unapologetic foreign policy dedicated to the proposition that this too will be the American century.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Podhoretz

That distinctive presidential conduct is now gone forever, banished to the snows of yesteryear by Barack Obama. From the beginning of his presidency to the present, he has spoken specifically and in unprecedented fashion of Republicans as his rivals, his stumbling blocks, the primary cause of his troubles.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Podhoretz

While negativity is politically useful, it is also demoralizing unless it is accompanied - and to some extent overshadowed - by elevated and inspiring ideas about the American future.

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John Podhoretz

The 2004 presidential election that saw George W. Bush win with 51 percent of the vote was the last one Republicans will ever win with the overwhelmingly white and male coalition they have now.

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John Podhoretz

Every great political campaign rewrites the rules; devising a new way to win is what gives campaigns a comparative advantage against their foes.

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John Podhoretz

If you want to know why Republicans and conservatives are in a political crisis, you need only consider the fact that the Right's deeply held view now boils down to this: Taxes should not go up on the wealthy, and your health benefits should be cut.

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John Podhoretz

Pop culture is a reflection of social change, not a cause of social change.

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John Podhoretz

I think making a pretense of civility toward Eric Alterman is like making a pretense of civility to a scorpion.

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John Podhoretz

Romney is right that the Obama vision is too centered on government. But his is too centered on the promotion of business and wealth creation at the expense of everything else.

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John Podhoretz

Obama's presidency hasn't been dedicated to achieving economic growth in the short term, or about creating jobs.

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John Podhoretz

Christopher Nolan's astounding third Batman feature, 'The Dark Knight Rises,' represents the true maturation of the superhero movie - and provides the key to understanding the bottomless craving moviegoers have for these films, 34 years after the Christopher Reeve Superman gave birth to the genre.

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John Podhoretz

Obama's explanation for the slowdown in economic growth is that the public sector is hurting, and that's where Washington must step in and act.

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John Podhoretz

Imagine his delight after it 'leaked' that he will propose raising taxes on the wealthy by $320 billion over the next 10 years, including increases to the capital gains and inheritance taxes.

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John Podhoretz

Many people crave security and stability rather than risk-taking, and that doesn't make them any less American. They are the workers rather than the job creators, and all societies need both.

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John Podhoretz

You know, you just know, that after the president goes out there and announces he wants to make community college free for all Americans - as though anything government does is 'free' - or is unilaterally and unconstitutionally legalizing millions of undocumented immigrants, he comes back to the offices, pulls out the presidential BlackBerry, and gleefully follows along as the Right goes completely ape over these wild policy decisions.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Podhoretz

When Obama was inaugurated, he and his team had an insight - though whether the insight was conscious or not I don't know. But it was this: The TARP $700 billion price tag was a new kind of model.

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John Podhoretz

The Middle East Media Research Institute has spent decades detailing the diseased messages emanating from Palestinian TV and textbooks, instructing children in the glories of suicide terrorism against innocent Israelis.

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John Podhoretz

Some candidates need to say provocative things that make noise to break through the media muffle and get themselves noticed.

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John Podhoretz

Obama has seen to the passage of the most radical legislation in recent American history and so-called 'progressives' should be thanking him for it - even as many of the rest of us rear in horror from its implications.

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John Podhoretz

I was wholeheartedly attracted to the conservative atmosphere that permeated the city of Washington.

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John Podhoretz

America may be in a dour condition, but it is not going to elect a dour president.

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John Podhoretz

All non-incumbent campaigns promise hope and change, but Obama took the promise to a new level of absurdity. He suggested that a vote for him would literally transform the Earth.

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John Podhoretz

Obama is defining himself in a way that will destroy him.

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John Podhoretz

In 2013, there were 6,261 black homicide victims in the US — almost all killed by black civilians.

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John Podhoretz

Obama is talking to voters as though he is their boss, or their principal, or their father. He is not any of those things. He is their employee. And employers don't like it when their employees yell at them - even if their employees have it right.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Podhoretz

The idea that the rest of the world was somehow being held hostage by the Arab-Israeli conflict once had a minimal basis in reality. In the first 20 years of Israel's existence, every Arab country was in an active state of war with the Jewish state.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Podhoretz

The classic rule of thumb is that if you are an intellectual ideological magazine, you do better in opposition than you do if your views are reflected by people in power.