Sunday, January 20, 2013

Remember when dissent was patriotic?

That was so George Bush.

There will be no holiday from his habit of treating Americans who don’t agree with him as enemies, as he proved when he rolled out his gun-control package.

“There will be pundits and politicians and special-interest lobbyists publicly warning of a tyrannical, all-out assault on liberty — not because that’s true, but because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves,” he claimed.

See, dissent is evidence of sinister motives. We’ve heard it before, during the fight over ObamaCare and the campaign on raising taxes. We will hear it on climate change and immigration.

Only the president is pure, above politics. So when he unleashes his campaign team to function as the spear tip of White House policy, The New York Times actually calls it “a grassroots effort.” Watch for TV ads like those that accused Mitt Romney of being a felon and causing cancer.

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