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.