Obama’s touted evening with “conservatives”

It was at George Will’s house. Present were William Kristol, David Brooks, and Charles Krauthammer.

William (“I like illegal immigration”) Kristol has aimiably and explicitly let on, many times over the years, that he is not a conservative, yet no one heeds him; somehow it suits both liberals and conservatives to keep calling him one.

Charles Krauthammer is openly a social liberal, among other things pro-homosexual “marriage,” who is called a conservative because he is pro-Israel, believes in an assertive foreign police, and advocates a U.S.-led global empire for the purpose of advancing social liberalism everywhere.

As for David Brooks—hey, even Paul at Powerline says that “Brooks arguably is no longer a conservative.”

And as for George Will, puh-lease.

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Here, from Jonathan Martin at Politico, is a more complete list of the conservative dinner guests:

Charles Krauthammer, William Kristol, Larry Kudlow, David Brooks, Rich Lowry, Peggy Noonan, Michael Barone, and Paul Gigot.


And then this:

“One of the things that I don’t like historically about Washington is the way that you’ve got one part of Washington, which is a company town, all about government, and is generally pretty prosperous,” Obama said Sunday in an interview on ABC’s “This Week.” “And then, you’ve got another half of D.C. that is going through enormous challenges. I want to see if we can bring those two Washington D.C.s together.”

Bring the two Washington D.C.’s together! Radical chic! Remember when Leonard Bernstein held a party for the Black Panthers at his Park Avenue duplex? Yeah, baby, let’s bring back those days.

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Gintas writes:

Every one of them is a “court conservative.”

A female reader writes:

Now they’ll be as compromised as they were under Bush!

LA replies:


What a riot!

Paul K. writes:

I noticed one sycophantic power-worshipper who wasn’t among the guests: Fred Barnes. I guess even Obama can only stomach so much.

LA replies:

That’s the funniest VFR comment … all year!

Kidding. If it was December 31, it would still be tops.

Barnes is the worst. The other day, asked what was Bush’s high point, he said his 2005 inaugural! That insane over the top speech about regarding tyranny anywhere in the world as a threat to U.S. national security, that speech so bad and offensive with its endless repetitions of “freedom” that even Bush supporters began to recoil from it. Not Brainless Barnes! Not Follow the Neocons with Unswerving Faithfulness Fred. No Second Thoughts for him!

Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 14, 2009 01:31 PM | Send

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