Friday, April 25, 2008

It Is To Laugh

Doug Kmiec writing at Slate says he is an Obama supporter. He also give evidence that he is a Republican. He actually has reasons or rationalizations or a rich fantasy life. Come to your own conclusions.

Today I endorse Barack Obama for president of the United States. I believe him to be a person of integrity, intelligence, and genuine good will. I take him at his word that he wants to move the nation beyond its religious and racial divides and that he wants to return the United States to that company of nations committed to human rights.
Twenty years of church going with his mentor Reverend God Damn AmeriKKKa has prepared Obama for this historic role. And Doug, about taking politicians at their word. They have a name for people like that. Born Yesterday. Straight off the Boat. A mark.
In various ways, Sen. Barack Obama and I may disagree on aspects of these important fundamentals, but I am convinced, based upon his public pronouncements and his personal writing, that on each of these questions he is not closed to understanding opposing points of view and, as best as it is humanly possible, he will respect and accommodate them.
Yeah Doug, but what has he actually DONE that convinces you? You know a politicians job is to be good with words so as to pull the wool over the eyes of the rubes. Actions speak louder than words. Well OK. I'm stupid. I'll go for words. Care to quote me from one of his pieces from the Harvard Law Review when he was at Harvard or during his tenure on the Law Review? Can't do that Doug? Why not? Oh, Obama didn't write one single article or comment in the Law review? All he had was his name on the mast head? Well there is prestige in that.
As Americans, we must voice our concerns for the well-being of our nation without partisanship when decisions that have been made endanger the body politic. Our president has involved our nation in a military engagement without sufficient justification or a clear objective. In so doing, he has incurred both tragic loss of life and extraordinary debt jeopardizing the economy and the well-being of the average American citizen. In pursuit of these fatally flawed purposes, the office of the presidency, which it was once my privilege to defend in public office formally, has been distorted beyond its constitutional assignment.
So there is the crux of it Doug doesn't like the war in Iraq. After all it has served no useful purpose except to be a Roach Motel for jihadis. Nothing useful there.
Sept. 11 and the radical Islamic ideology that it represents is a continuing threat to our safety, and the next president must have the honesty to recognize that it, as author Paul Berman has written, "draws on totalitarian inspirations from 20th-century Europe and with its double roots, religious and modern, perversely intertwined. ... wields a lot more power, intellectually speaking, then naïve observers might suppose." Sen. Obama needs to address this extremist movement with the same clarity and honesty with which he has addressed the topic of race in America. Effective criticism of the incumbent for diverting us from this task is a good start, but it is incomplete without a forthright outline of a commitment to undertake, with international partners, the formation of a worldwide entity that will track, detain, prosecute, convict, punish, and thereby stem radical Islam's threat to civil order. I await Sen. Obama's more extended thinking upon this vital subject as he accepts the nomination of his party....
Sen. Obama needs to address this extremist movement with the same clarity and honesty with which he has addressed the topic of race in America.

Well maybe he can go to the reverend God Damn AmeriKKKa for advice on what to do. After all Barack Hussein Obama could not disown him on the race question. Maybe Uncle God Damn, his good friend Calypso Louis Farrakhan and their buddy Momar Kadafi could help with answers to the most important questions of our time.

Don't read the whole thing. It is a waste of time.

Why do I subject myself to such suffering you ask? It is my lot in life.

Cross Posted at Classical Values


Foobarista said...

There are an amazing number of people who basically say "I like Obama's looks, love his voice, and think he's smart, so I'll ignore everything he actually says and hope he'll 'grow' into the Presidency - and be someone I can agree with".

Megan McArdle, among others, is doing the same thing.

M. Simon said...

Megan used to be one of those oh so rational libertarians when she was Jane Galt. Go figure.