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.
Acrimony, slander and rage led us inevitably to Election Day 2012. Campaign mouthpieces on both sides hurled accusations and counteraccusations ranging from honest to ludicrous. Now, it’s time to get out and vote. As I’ve warned you before, the Democrats are planning to do so twice.
Obama is ready for his closeup. Playing pretend President. And the Democrats’ creepiest campaign yet. All this, plus, Halloween, jihadi-style! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
Mormonism doesn’t work for me. But here’s the really cool part: I don’t spend time thinking about LDS doctrine, nor do I have to. Mormons are welcome to believe whatever the heck they want; the last time I checked, that’s the American (not to mention Constitutional) way.
Thanks to the magic of the U.S. Constitution, the possibility exists that Election 2012 may well make the George Bush-Al Gore battle of 2000 look like a disputed ballot for homecoming queen.
As last week drew to a close, a new viral ad hit the Web. In it, a young woman named Lena Durham — otherwise noteworthy for acting in, writing, directing and producing some witless, juvenile shlock named “Girls” for HBO — describes in sexual undertones voting for Barack Obama.
Phone call for you, Mr. President. And Allred the ambulance-chaser is off the case. All this, plus: Time to move on, Ted. Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
Some funny material came out of the Presidential elections. But I don’t let the laughter distract me from the bigger picture. Barack Obama was trying a little too hard to distract us from the very real failures that have defined his own tenure. Not funny.
As I write this, the hours tick inexorably toward the final Presidential debate of the 2012 electoral season. Someone tell me how it turns out. I’m tired of these debate dog and pony shows.
Nice costumes, ladies. Barack blames it on the girl. And: the ever-changing Benghazi bologna. All this—plus—mom jeans! Presented in 1080 hi-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
I wasn’t expecting much Tuesday night. I knew President Barack Obama would be declared a winner by the effete elite if he managed to show up and not vomit on himself. Both candidates behaved like slightly less-creepy versions of Joe Biden from last week; although Obama appears to have missed a few days of rehearsal.