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Anti-“Anti-Colonialism”

By on 10.18.10 | 12:43PM

Andrew Ferguson has reviewed Dinesh D'Souza's new book, The Roots of Obama's Rage, in the Weekly Standard. He goes into the many layers of problems with D'Souza's argument that Obama is motivated purely by some kind of "anti-colonialism." One insight in Ferguson's piece is that D'Souza-style suspicions about the presidency are common to the left: 

Like Ronald Reagan before him, George W. Bush was reviled for eight years by Democrats driven mad by a sputtering rage-the "most right-wing president in history"!-but it's only a matter of time until they rediscover him as a mild-mannered figure, the signer of campaign finance reform, funder of African AIDS relief, would-be grantor of amnesty to illegal aliens; an able if sometimes misguided man whose public service stands in stark contrast to whatever revolting Republicans have come after him. The Dubya renaissance will begin the moment President Christie takes his hand off the Bible and begins his Inaugural Address. 

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