Thursday, March 28, 2013

John Podhoretz is a blithering idiot

The talentless beneficiary of nepotism pontificates once again in Commentary that it is a bad idea to talk about President Obama’s exhaustively documented left-wing
The notion that Obama is a dangerous extremist helps him, because it makes him seem reasonable and his critics foolish. It also helps those who peddle it, because it makes them notorious and helps them sell their wares. But it has done perhaps irreparable harm to the central conservative cause of the present moment—making the case that Obama’s social-democratic statism is setting the United States on a course for disaster and that his anti-exceptionalist foreign policy is setting the world on a course for nihilistic chaos. Those are serious arguments, befitting a serious antagonist. They may not sell gold coins as quickly and as well as excessive alarmism, but they have the inestimable advantage of being true.
Obama is certainly a socialist and probably a Marxist. He is the most ideologically radical president the United States has ever had. Saying so does not harm the conservative movement, no matter what this Manhattan mediocrity says.

The truth is the truth.

Podhoretz is calling everyone who has written about Obama’s extremism a liar and a fool. This includes Stanley Kurtz, George Will, Aaron Klein, Brenda J. Elliott, Rush and David Limbaugh, Mark Levin, David Harsanyi, Trevor Loudon, the late Andrew Breitbart and so many others.

Why does anyone listen to this halfwit?

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