JEFFREY LORD: Clash Of The Crusades: The Obama ideological crusade finally meets its match. “These are not disagreements — they are crusades. Which is why they generate so much fear and loathing.”

Related item here. “Suddenly those meek Milquetoasts seem to have grown a spine. . . . Whence all this newfound bravado? True, ‘Oz never did give nothin’ to the tin man that he didn’t, didn’t already have,’ but there must have been some catalyst to awaken their inner warriors. . . . I would argue the primary reason for renewed confidence among the GOP is the fact they bring a one-game winning streak to the contest. It ain’t much but even a mere moment of momentum can be momentous. Because they won on the sequester, they have found courage for the battle at hand.”