Friday, April 25, 2008

The Unspoken Assumption

What I find most disturbing about B.O.'s pronouncement (and subsequent, dissembling attempts at explanation) that small-town Americans cling to guns and religion because they're frustrated with government is the implication (not noted by any pundits I've heard since) that if people were pleased with government they would gleefully surrender their guns and abandon their religion.

What does that tell you about how Obama views the power, seductiveness, and overwhelming allure of The State?

Monday, April 14, 2008

Perspective Inversion in Obama-Rama

Senator Barack H. Obama spoke about how small-town folk cling to certain attitudes out of bitterness. Switching on the old tu quoque machine, let's see if we can come up with a parallel observation...

“You go into these big cities in California and, like a lot of big cities in Europe, Communism has been gone now for 16 years. And it’s not surprising, then, that they get bitter, they cling to victim disarmament or Big Government or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-citizen sentiment or anti-business sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

How many liberals do you know that fit this description?