Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A Farcical Pile-Up


A Farcical Pile-Up
By George Neumayr

The Democratic presidential campaign has become a farcical pile-up of left-wing contradictions. The Clintons, having bred their own PC destroyers, now scramble to use the bluntest weapons possible against them.

The low tactics are beyond parody. For example, the Clintons' planned MLK weekend festivities include trying to disenfranchise black culinary workers by encouraging a lawsuit against them for holding caucuses at their place of business. (Noting this irony on television, the head of Nevada's Culinary Union said the suit is nothing more than payback for its endorsement of Obama.)

Perhaps even more astonishing than that is the drug charges against Obama are peddled by affirmative-action surrogates who normally do somersaults for checkered black politicians but now turn prim on an upwardly mobile one.

Arrayed against a dignified family that looks like a reassuring episode of The Cosby Show, who do the Clintons unleash against the Obamas? None other than BET founder Robert L. Johnson, who before Hillary's purring gaze this week cast a successful black man as a former drug dealer, then added lying to his malice by denying the obvious import of his statement.

The most formative period in the Clintons' lives were the 1960s -- years of fairy tales, drug use, and empty eloquence. But at the end of their march they find before the final door an incarnation of the dream which they must destroy in order to enter it. The essential egotism of their project from the beginning is exposed for all to see: raw power, not idealistic principle, fueled it, and it is altogether fitting that these icons of a destructive generation choose as their last victim one who embodies its best hopes.

No one is more authoritarian than a successful revolutionary, to which this most corrupt couple in American political history provides vivid proof, displaying an ugliness greater than that of the establishment figures they overthrew.



Anonymous bobcat said...

This was a great - and true - funny, funny read, Donal!

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No one is more authoritarian than a successful revolutionary."

What a gem of a quote! Does it belong to this author, or was it Huxley, Orwell, or Voltaire? I KNOW I'm not the only one who absolutely LOVES simple truths expressed so plainly. This has to be the bane of a liberal's existence!
Great article DONAL. You do have an eye for talent.


3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I almost forgot that there IS INDEED one notable exception to the above quote/rule.
George Washington and the American Revolution. What a miracle.


3:34 PM  

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