BTW, I'll pass on reading Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism. He's the only person I know with the lack of necessary shame and self respect required to put that kind of nonsense in print.
The idea that Hitler was a "progressive" or a "socialist" defies all objective reality, but that won't stop him from repeating it incessantly.
Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
Actually his record is quite straightforward, both domestically and in Vietnam as well.Godwin is an idiot.I'm not going to defend LBJ - his record is obviously mixed,Only the Democrats needed pushing, but we can see why Johnson's tactic worked.but he pushed and signed the CRA and VRA, and that's to his credit where the rubber meets the road.
Actually it's liberals who have the spotty record.And the fact is both parties at that time supported equal rights for blacks - the exception was white racist Southerners in the former CSA, and no one would confuse those guys with liberals.True enough. But what is also true is that Democrats, or 'liberals' have, to this day, called everyone opposed to their policies "racist", among other terms, and have poisoned the the spirit of the country.But what you can't do is pretend that the liberal enclaves in America then or now weren't large supporters of the Civil Rights movement. Outside the South, nearly every legislator, liberal or conservative, voted for the civil rights legislation and supported it. It really was a regional thing, and a sad and enduring stain on my part of the country.
Anyone see the bull**** photo op of Obama with medical personnel in white coats today? The white coats were so fake.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Yes, The President is fine kissing and hugging someone who's had Ebola and recovered from it -- why with all the antibodies in such a person, with respect to Ebola, he couldn't kiss a safer person!
However .. he doesn't want to quarantine those incubating Ebola, waiting for the virus to appear in saliva 24 hours prior to the person experiencing definite symptoms, thus exposing the population at large to that person for a risk of infecting others when the 24 hours right before the person is certain they're experiencing symptoms occurs and they're the most dangerous in spreading the disease.
So, Mr. President, would you like to go on TV and kiss and hug Nurse Hickox while she may be incubating the virus?
I thought not.
You'd expose the general population to her in deference to your "don't panic" attempt to keep from spooking Wall Street, but, oh no, you won't dog-and-pony show a kiss and a hug with her!
It's not just because the Secret Service in conjunction with the CDC won't let you ..
.. It's because you yourself know better than to do something that dangerous.
When the election is over and we open our eyes, it will sadly be too late to wonder what the hell just happened.