Ed Driscoll

Good and Hard, 21st Century Style

“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”

— H. L. Mencken, 1916.

“The founding fathers, in their wisdom, devised a method by which our republic can take 100 of its most prominent numskulls and keep them out of the private sector where they might do actual harm.”

— P.J. O’Rourke, 2002.

“Kerry defends liberties, says Americans have ‘right to be stupid.'”

— Reuters, yesterday.

“Barack Obama Pulls a Move Almost Worthy of Saddam Hussein.”

— Bryan Preston at the PJ Tatler, yesterday.

“Uh oh: Chuck Hagel vows to be ‘be the kind of leader you expect and deserve.’”

Twitchy, today.

Related: “Video: 1,400 days since Senate Democrats’ last budget.”