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Krauthammer: one of the dumbest editorials. Ever.

This sounds like an exaggeration:

Liberalism under siege is an ugly sight indeed. Just yesterday it was all hope and change and returning power to the people. But the people have proved so disappointing. Their recalcitrance has, in only 19 months, turned the predicted 40-year liberal ascendancy (James Carville) into a full retreat. Ah, the people, the little people, the small-town people, the “bitter” people, as Barack Obama in an unguarded moment once memorably called them, clinging “to guns or religion or” — this part is less remembered — “antipathy toward people who aren’t like them.”

Sounds bad. What exactly is he complaining about?

–Resistance to the vast expansion of government power, intrusiveness and debt, as represented by the Tea Party movement? Why, racist resentment toward a black president.

– Disgust and alarm with the federal government’s unwillingness to curb illegal immigration, as crystallized in the Arizona law? Nativism.

– Opposition to the most radical redefinition of marriage in human history, as expressed in Proposition 8 in California? Homophobia.

– Opposition to a 15-story Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero? Islamophobia.

Let’s see: what about those racist posters seen at tea-party rallies and the questioning of whether the President is an American citizen? Racial profiling? Denying citizens the rights that others have by popular vote? Denying citizens religious freedom?

You see, if you speak out against these things, you are being an elitist of some sort.
Why any reputable newspaper prints Krauthammer’s garbage is beyond me; it is simply pathetic.

Note: this is not a Democrat vs. Republican sort of thing; African Americans were instrumental in getting Prop 8 passed and many were bitter about it.

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September 1, 2010 - Posted by | morons, political/social, politics, politics/social, racism, religion, Republican, republicans, republicans politics

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