Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Always Lookin for the Anti-Obama Angle

UPDATE II: From the Washington Post, The GOP loves freedom, but not for Egypt:

"The conservative mantra has been: Obama Is Always Wrong. Therefore there must be something wrong with the way he handled Egypt - even if it appears, from what we've seen so far, that the result is a historic opening for democracy in the world's most troubled region.

The other possible explanation for the lukewarm conservative reaction is a lack of faith in our most cherished democratic values - at least where majority-Islam countries are concerned. . .

[Republicans] and some others seem to believe that only political parties of which the United States approves should be allowed to participate in Egyptian elections. . .

These conservatives are arguing that the world's 1.2 billion Muslims cannot be trusted to govern themselves. That's not what I call loving freedom."

UPDATE: From This Modern World, Introducing: The Conservabot 9000!, "for a coherent aggregation of conservative opinion on the Egyptian uprisings:"

Have you noticed the mixed messages on Egypt from the Republi-cons. That's because they are still lookin for the anti-Obama angle. Listen as Palin tries to find that angle:

Read the Washington Post, Sarah Palin needs her own wake-up call, which also examines her nonsense on the press:

"[T]he cornerstone of our democracy is a free press. But implicit in that is the expectation that journalists will hold people in positions of authority and influence accountable and responsible for their words and actions. An expectation that Palin thrives on flouting. . . And when she does answer questions, she does so from sympathetic inquisitors or from the comfort of her Fox News security blanket."