Jonah Goldberg

Trying To Keep Up With Obama’s Scandals…

by Steve MacDonald November 21, 2014

From this weeks Goldberg File – Jonah Goldberg’s point on the problem of trying to keep up with Obama’s Scandals…(emphasis mine) It is always remarkable to me — which is why I am remarking upon it — how the only way this president can be rescued from a bad news cycle is if an even […]

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Obama fatigue is setting in…

by Steve MacDonald October 31, 2014

Setting?  I was fatigued by Obama’s voice before the beginning of the end of Recovery Summer 2009.  Probably sooner.  Obama was the cure for my Bush era “we don’t hear enough from the office of the President” period.  While Bush didn’t say so much about what was going on, the ‘O’ on Obama was for […]

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Notable Quote – Jonah Goldberg – War! Huh!

by Steve MacDonald September 18, 2014
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Prager U – What is Social Justice

by Steve MacDonald March 24, 2014
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In this week’s video, author and columnist Jonah Goldberg tells you how to stump your left-wing friends: Ask them to define the term “social justice.” That should be easy, right? After all, the term is everywhere: on websites and college campuses, in the mission statements of businesses and charities, and in United Nations reports. But […]

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NH Medicaid Expansion and the ‘Third Way’

by Steve MacDonald March 16, 2014
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For some reason, this paragraph from Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism made me think of the Medicaid Expansion cabal of NH Republican State Senators…(and all Democrats). The “Middle Way” sounds moderate and un-radical.  Its appeal is that it sounds unideological and freethinking.  But philosophically the Third Way is not mere difference splitting; it is utopian and […]

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Jonah Goldberg – The Ironic Presidency

by Steve MacDonald March 14, 2014
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This weeks G-File is pretty awesome.  You really should go to National Review and sign up for it.  Until then, here is this weeks pilfered remarks, which represent less than 20% of the whole. … Consider the fact that Obamacare is now simply untethered from law or policy. This week the administration announced that you […]

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Notable Quote: Jonah Goldberg – Culture Contradictions From the Left

by Steve MacDonald February 14, 2014
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Jonah Goldberg has another G-File out, and as usual, it is worth quoting… Not surprisingly, the further left you move the more the attitude towards American culture becomes hostile; that it needs to be changed, reformed, broadened, folded, spindled, and mutilated. Meanwhile, the conservative view is that American culture (i.e. traditional culture, broadly speaking) is […]

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Sequester Vs. Bridgegate

by Steve MacDonald January 14, 2014
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  We don’t need to recycle the whole sordid history of the sequester and the shutdown to remember that this White House sincerely, deliberately, and with malice aforethought sought to make things as painful as possible for millions of Americans. Traffic cones on the George Washington Bridge are a stain on the honor of New […]

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Notable Quote – Jonah Goldberg II

by Steve MacDonald November 8, 2013
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  One final point on his “apology.” Last night, Obama said again that he and his administration could have been “more clear” about what would happen under Obamacare. This is a small obsession of mine. The White House didn’t tell the truth unclearly, it told a lie very clearly. This is a huge distinction. It’s […]

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Notable Quote – Jonah Goldberg

by Skip November 8, 2013

The difference, however, is that conservatives tend to see government as a necessary evil, and therefore see policymaking with some humility. Liberals tend to see government as a necessary good, and see ordering people to do things “for their own good” as a source of pride, even hubris. From a conservative perspective, telling people how […]

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Goldberg File – King Obama

by Steve MacDonald October 25, 2013
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If you don’t get Jonah Goldberg’s ‘Goldberg File’ you should.  Just ask his couch, one of his biggest critics, and it will tell you to subscribe (which you can do here).  Why?  It is clever, insightful, funny, and did I mention Funny?  And that’s just the couch.  Here’s the opening to this weeks installment. Last […]

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Notable Quote – Jonah Goldberg

by Steve MacDonald March 1, 2013

From Today’s G- File Anyway, the interesting thing about the sequester is how it exposes the shallowness of his (Obama’s) moral-equivalent-of-war rhetoric (or, if you prefer, his equally ridiculous elision of “community” or “family” with “government”). When military units have a hardship, they make do. When communities come up short of money, everyone pitches in. […]

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Jonah caught the stupid point – ignored the far more important point

by Skip January 14, 2013

Far be it for me to correct NRO’s Jonah Goldberg, best selling author of TWO books on Progressives (“Tyranny of Cliches” & “Liberal Fascism“) when commenting on something in the news, but I think he went for the “ha-ha” and missed the “ewwww”:  From the Washington Post’s profile of Bloomberg: NEW YORK — Michael Bloomberg, […]

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Heere’s Willie! Obama uses Bill Clinton at his own risk.

by Mike June 10, 2012

Over at National Review, Jonah Goldberg postulates, only slightly in jest, that Obama is running out of viable surrogates! After all, When Obama hits the road and attacks Romney, it just reminds voters that he can’t run on his own record. Joe the Gaffer has caused his share of grief already; Tiny Tim Geithner would […]

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Brett Kimberlin and my Kitchen Floor

by Steve MacDonald May 28, 2012

I missed most of this weekend, and continue to, including the blog burst on Brett Kimberlin.  I am removing and replacing vast swaths of ceramic tile (some broken some not) from my kitchen floor and replacing them with a lovely pattern, using some contrasting color…blah blah blah.  (My wife watches a good deal of Home […]

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