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Inscrutable reflections from Reformed Conservative Kathleen Parker, who ends this dithyramb by actually bringing in “the shrinks” from her sexual hygiene show on CNN, “Parker Spitzer,” and soliciting their explanation as to why the Prophet Obama “can’t seem to connect with the American people”:
Of course I knew it all along. President Obama is a Kenyan anti-colonialist and that’s why he doesn’t get us. He’s a ticked off African.
So goes the latest in Obama-theory, originated by the usually rational conservative thinker Dinesh D’Souza and endorsed by none other than Newt Gingrich, Republican anarchist and onetime speaker of the House of Representatives.
Cue soundtrack to “Twilight Zone.” Or “Psycho.” Or, I dunno, Tarzan summoning an elephant stampede to quash yet another pestilential imperial invasion.
Actually, scratch that. Call in the shrinks and bring out the couch….
(September 15, 2010)
New York Daily News
Once again, the celebrated liberal columnist Errol Louis confuses the now defunct USSR and Nazi Germany with the USA:
Until recently, I shared Mayor Bloomberg’s prediction that the current wave of anti-Muslim demagoguery being fanned by pols like Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and Rick Lazio would die down after the midterm elections. Now I’m not so sure.
The tide of anti-Islamic rhetoric-from subtle religious putdowns to open bigotry and even physical attacks-echoes America’s history of organizing social movements and political parties around the idea of doing combat with one national enemy or another.
In the name of battling The Enemy, political leaders can ignore or preempt seemingly less-important national priorities and instead mobilize billions of dollars and millions of lives in service to the great cause.
(September 9, 2010)
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