Obama’s not the only Manchurian Candidate in this race
Speaking of Obama’s less than fully American qualities that Hillary Clinton strategist Mark Penn unsuccessfully urged her to attack during the primaries, an L-dotter says:
Have you ever heard obambi speak of an unqualified love for his country and its greatness? This is a requirement for becoming POTUS.Oh, yeah, like McCain has an unqualified love for America and its greatness? Listen to him:
[O]ur one shared faith is the belief that a nation conceived in an idea … will prove … better than any nation made from a common … culture or to preserve traditions that have no greater attribute than longevity.
If any VFR reader has posting privileges at Lucianne.com, it would be neat if he or she could post the first above McCain quote there. It might make some L-dotters realize that McCain is not the unqualified lover of America they imagine him to be. Or maybe even all three quotes. But don’t mention where you got the quotes.Philip M. writes from England:
You quote the commenter at Lucianne.com:LA replies:
I agree that many conservatives or at least Bush supporters have in recent years frequently indulged in excessive expressions of patriotism, including at times a fascist-like identification with Bush, nationalist boastfulness, and so on. However, I think this excess is in large part due to the fact that the liberal opinion shaping apparatus and other elite institutions in this country are wholly in the hands of leftists who either hate America or seriously dislike it. When the things that ought to be the norm in a society are not supported by the leaders, when hostility or contempt for that norm becomes the norm, then ordinary people understandably become more aggressive in asserting and defending those things that they now, correctly, see as threatened.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 12, 2008 09:03 AM | Send