Kevin Williamson responds to the Mainstream Media Palace Guards’ denunciations of Rudy Giuliani’s recent statement at a private dinner that he did not believe Barack Obama loved America.
Questions about patriotism and love of country are, according to our self-appointed referees, out of bounds, dÃ©classÃ©, boob bait for bubbas, etc. Those are questions that we are not allowed to ask in polite society. Why? Because polite society does not want to hear the answers.
Does Barack Obama like America? The people around him certainly seem to have their reservations. Michelle Obama said â€” twice, at separate campaign events â€” that her husbandâ€™s ascending to the presidency meant that â€œfor the first time in my adult lifetime, Iâ€™m really proud of my country.â€ She was in her mid 40s at the time, her â€œadult lifetimeâ€ having spanned decades during which she could not be â€œreally proudâ€ of her country. Barack Obama spent years in the Reverend Jeremiah Wrightâ€™s church as the churchman fulminated: â€œGod Damn America!â€ The Reverend Wrightâ€™s infamous â€œGod Damn America!â€ sermon charges the country with a litany of abuses: slavery, mistreatment of the Indians, â€œtreating citizens as less than human,â€ etc. A less raving version of the same indictment can be found in the presidentâ€™s own speeches and books. His social circle includes such figures as Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dohrn, who expressed their love of country by participating in a murderous terrorist campaign against it.
Does Barack Obama love his country? Call me a rube for saying so, but itâ€™s a fair question.
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