Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Bigger Lie: Andrew Sullivan's projections

It is gratifying and sad at the same time ("sorrow and joy are one" to borrow Auden's phrase) to see the intellectual dry rot at the core of American liberalism finally exposed in the public square. Andrew Sullivan has long been an example of this inexorable decline and he has shown himself once again to be a product of his time with his piece "The Big Lie" The irony of writing a column describing "the Right"'s construction of a deliberately false narrative to destroy our president and then hyperactively naming it after Nazi Germany's most infamous program of racial propaganda seems lost on him. In Sullivan's pretzel logic President Obama is stymied not by his actions or political views but by " a deliberate, simple and systemic campaign to kill Obama's presidency in its crib" that stems from... well, what?Andrew Sullivan does his best to prop up Obama's Even as the "Occupy" protests have devolved into uneasy coalitions of trust fund kids, shadily-funded community organizers and homeless opportunists.

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