May 01, 2010

Gratuitous Straw-Man Observation

The One at Michigan's commencement today:

"But what troubles me is when I hear people say that all of government is inherently bad," said Obama, who received an honorary doctor of laws degree. "When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening foreign entity, it ignores the fact that in our democracy, government is us."

Me, too, Sir. But, um, exactly whom did you have in mind? The sort of people who put "Question Authority" and "Patriotism Is The Last Refuge of a Scoundrel" bumper stickers on their cars? Or the sort who say, "Whoa, I voted for a moderate and all I got was this lousy radicalism"?

Sorry to be confused, but I didn't get the memo on that.

Posted by Robert at May 1, 2010 09:07 PM | TrackBack

I think he means the people who used to believe that dissent is the highest form of patriotism.

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at May 2, 2010 05:28 PM
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