J Street goes around the bend and attacks liberal friend of Israel Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.). Perhaps this is some new strategy -- vilify someone from the only group (left-leaning Democrats) who might buy their message.
Fareed Zakaria goes neo-con. Now, after vilifying George W. Bush and advocates of the freedom agenda Obama should have championed, Zakaria concedes: "This sort of striving for democracy is what Arab intellectuals have yearned for, speaking of the freedom deficit in their lands, which is quite true. And, of course, George W. Bush set forth to fix the problem with what he called a forward strategy of freedom in the Middle East. . . . But give President George W. Bush his due. He saw the problem and he believed that Arabs were not genetically incapable of democracy, and he put America's moral might behind the great cause of Arab reform."
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) goes for the Bush freedom agenda, calling for a "free and open democratic process" in Egypt.
What goes up, often must come down in politics. As the public realizes Obama isn't showing any leadership on our fiscal mess, his poll numbers slide back below 50 percent.
The chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee goes where Obama won't: "The U.S. and other responsible nations must work together to support the pursuit of freedom, democracy, and human rights in Egypt and throughout the world."
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner goes to Davos to tell the world, "I know there are people who would like to make very deep cuts that would undermine the recovery." And they know a president who is unwilling to stop spending money.
If a Mitt Romney 2008 supporter goes looking elsewhere, will he find a more desirable candidate? "An array of Republican heavyweights who backed Mitt Romney's 2008 presidential bid are not yet committed to - and in some cases, downright skeptical of - the former Massachusetts governor's all-but-certain 2012 campaign. . . . Romney's loss of support may be most significant in South Carolina, which every Republican nominee has won since 1980. The most glaring absence, so far, is [Sen. Jim] DeMint, who hasn't committed to Romney. . . .DeMint told POLITICO last month that while Romney was near the top of his list he had 'an open mind' and noted that there are 'others who are looking at it.'" How in the world willl the super hawk on spending endorse the author of ObamaCare "lite"?
Elliott Abrams goes back to the question George W. Bush asked in 2003: "Are the peoples of the Middle East somehow beyond the reach of liberty? Are millions of men and women and children condemned by history or culture to live in despotism? Are they alone never to know freedom and never even to have a choice in the matter?" Abrams answers that "the revolt in Tunisia, the gigantic wave of demonstrations in Egypt and the more recent marches in Yemen all make clear that Bush had it right - and that the Obama administration's abandonment of this mind-set is nothing short of a tragedy."
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