Turn the Other CheeksBy Caleb Stegall for FRONT PORCH REPUBLIC
Rod Dreher says Pelosi is right to fret about political violence. He argues that it is evil to “lead people to believe [Obama is] a socialist conspiring to install an oligar(c)hy to rule America,” among other such accusations, and concludes: “it’s maddening to sit here and watch this happening, to feel that the country is being taken by these people and their fat, foul mouths to a terrible place, and to feel powerless to stop it.”
Paging Bob Cheeks.
I consider Rod a good friend, but I think his perspective is out of whack on this one. I thought it was conventional wisdom long before Obama that we are a socialist oligarchy. What do people think Corporate State Capitalism is? And just to be clear, Obama is making it worse, and he is bankrupting the country. In this, he follows a fine tradition of American presidents.
And some people are getting pissed. Well and good I say. And I certainly wouldn’t deprive them of their anger by scolding them for failing to comply with some journalistic or country club standard of niceness.