Friday, August 27, 2010

"The last refuge of a liberal" by Charles Krauthammer

Today in his Washington Post column Charles Krauthammer comes out swinging against the liberal elite's in this country and their mainstream media allies. He writes that now that liberals have lost the battle of public opinion they bring out the "bigotry charge" or the "race card" or the "Islamophobia" card.

He reminds us of of how Obama viewed Americans in an unguarded moment when he said:

clinging "to guns or religion or" -- this part is less remembered -- "antipathy toward people who aren't like them."

It's hard to hold a dialog with liberals when they not only question your ideas but resort to such attacks.

He ends his column with the following:

It is a measure of the corruption of liberal thought and the collapse of its self-confidence that, finding itself so widely repudiated, it resorts reflexively to the cheapest race-baiting (in a colorful variety of forms). Indeed, how can one reason with a nation of pitchfork-wielding mobs brimming with "antipathy toward people who aren't like them" -- blacks, Hispanics, gays and Muslims -- a nation that is, as Michelle Obama once put it succinctly, "just downright mean"?

The Democrats are going to get beaten badly in November. Not just because the economy is ailing. And not just because Obama over-read his mandate in governing too far left. But because a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites whose undisguised contempt for the great unwashed prevents them from conceding a modicum of serious thought to those who dare oppose them.

As a conservative "Baby Boomer," who witnessed the 1960's in collage, I have seen that contempt up close and personal! This is a MUST READ column. Click on the title for a link.