Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Liberal Hypocracy In Action...

First and foremost, Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Here are two items I stumbled across in a recent issue of National Review that are worth reprinting....

Frank Rich of the New York Times calls Sen. John McCain "unpatriotic" for criticizing President Obama.  Forty years ago, McCain was getting his teeth broken off in a North Vietnamese prison while Rich reviewed avant-garde theater for the Harvard Crimson, but never mind; Obama is The One, McCain has criticized him, therefore McCain is unpatriotic.  A few days later John Brennan, a deputy national-security adviser, said that "politically motivated criticism" of the administration's anti-terror policies will "serve the goals of al-Queda."  Now even Bill Nye the Science Guy has chimed in, applying the term "unpatriotic" to climate-change skeptics.  It wasn't so long ago that Hillary Clinton declared herself "sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you're not patriotic"; Al Gore and John Kerry, among many others, expressed similar sentiments.  The slogan "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" turns out to have been the lowest form of opportunism.


Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama paid tribute to a Navy corpsman -- only he said "corpse-man" each time he got to the word.  We all make mistakes, and even brilliant, Nobel Prize-winning presidents might tell an Austrian reporter, "I don't know what the term is in Austrian." (Obama probably doesn't know the term in German, either.)  A hot book in the 1980s was Reagan's Reign of Error, which was supposed to prove what a doofus the president was.  Humility on all sides is called for:  even when Reagan is in office; even when Dan Quayle or George W. Bush is in office. is an independent site and is not affiliated with any official web sites, associations, or organizations associated with President Reagan. Any views expressed or content included on this site do not necessarily reflect the views, positions, or opinions of any of the organizations or individuals named, linked, or advertised.

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