In yesterday’s post about DC Opportunity Scholarships, I made an oblique reference to Rahm & Co.’s fear mongering. That they are all a bunch of hypocrites (for accusing President Bush of doing the same thing they openly admit doing now) goes without saying.
I only point it out so that my liberal friends understand that whatever moral high ground they thought they occupied for 8 years, well, they don’t occupy that territory anymore.
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism, right?
Jonah Goldberg, one of my fav. pundits, opined on just this line of thinking (Democrat party fear mongers) in his column yesterday. An excerpt:
Imagine a child falls down a well. Now imagine I offer to lend the parents my ladder to save her, but only if they promise to paint my house. Would you applaud me for not letting a crisis go to waste? Or would you think Iâ€™m a jerk, for want of a harsher word not printable in this space?
I ask because Iâ€™m trying to come to terms with Rule No. 1 of the Obama administration.
â€œRule 1: Never allow a crisis to go to waste,â€ White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel told the New York Times right after the election. â€œThey are opportunities to do big things.â€ Over the weekend, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told an audience at the European Parliament, â€œNever waste a good crisis.â€ Then President Obama explained in his Saturday radio and Internet address that there is â€œgreat opportunity in the midst ofâ€ the â€œgreat crisisâ€ befalling America.
Bush & Rove and all the rest never admitted that what they were doing was scaring people in order to enact their agenda. The ardently insisted that such was not the case.
Whether you believe that or not, one thing is certain: Emanuel & Clinton & Obama openly admit that they are taking advantage of the crisis to promote their agenda.
Just because you agree with Obama’s agenda and disagreed with Bush’s does not make you noble, or what they are doing, good.
It makes you a hypocrite.
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