Ben Crystal Archive
Ben Crystal is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power. Email this author.
One day,one of your employees walks into your office, proclaiming he has a great idea. His plan is insane, unworkable and even dangerous. You start to deny his request. But he grins and says: “I’m not asking you. I’m telling you. Since you hired me, I can do whatever I want.”
It never occurs to liberals that conservative opposition to President Obama’s daily drumbeat of disgrace and dishonesty is actually a product of revulsion at his tendency to behave like a cheap knockoff of one of those old guys who used to own the Soviet Union. And it never occurs to some liberals that MSNBC’s poor showing is actually a product of a lineup comprised of racist filth, talking hairdos and the essentially-unwatchable daytime filler the network features instead of actual news.
Rangel gets “arrested.” Obamacare online is a rousing…failure. And what’s in a name, Jesse? All this — plus — IT’S A GORE-NADO! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
Michele Bachmann mentions “end times,” and Democrats go ballistic. It strikes me that some folks can’t wait to pounce on gaffes made by prominent Republican women. I’d call that a “war on women” were it not for the fact that the Democrats seem to be fighting pretty much everyone these days — except al-Qaida.
The Democrats staged this entire “shutdown” circus in an effort to distract attention from the sideshow freak that is Obamacare. President Barack Obama and his accomplices forced this shutdown rather than give up on an entirely unworkable con of which they personally want no part.
Obamacare gets off to a Democrat start. Don’t pick fights you can’t win, Obama. And — Harry hates kids (still). All this — plus — colorin’ with Ol’ Jellybeans! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
The Democrats wouldn’t negotiate. Instead, they slandered their opposition as terrorists, anarchists, cannibalistic pedophiles or whatever. The Republicans wouldn’t back down from their stand against the fraudulently passed and fraud-laden Obamacare. Meanwhile, they all exempted themselves from the main bone of contention.
According to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, those who rise against imposing Obamacare on an unwilling America are “anarchists.” But an actual anarchist believes in the complete termination — generally by violent means — of all government. That sounds like a sequel to one of the “Mad Max” movies.
Carney misses the curve ball. Wrong book, Mr. President. And: The idiot in front of the idiot box. All this — plus — Abortion Barbie goes big time! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
By the time you read this, the countdown will have passed T-minus four days and counting. If those stalwart stewards of the public trust — your Congress and mine — can’t figure out a way to close the gap between the Democrats and the overwhelming majority of Americans, then the government will close for business at midnight on Sept. 30.