Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Politics of Hating the President

The Un-Americanization of Democrats and Liberals

Writing in The American Spectator, Jeffrey Lord reminds those of us who can remember that the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas 44 years ago this November 22nd was the 9/11 of its day.

The assassination, like 9/11, has been used by the Left for its own particular brand of political hate:
[In] its wake, Dallas, the state of Texas and the American Right were excoriated for supposedly being, respectively, the local, state and national focal point of political hate. It made no difference that the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was a Communist sympathizer who months earlier had just missed in his attempt to kill the right-wing ex-General Edwin Walker. What was impressed upon America that horrifying day, and for years afterwards, was that JFK was the victim of a political hate crime perpetrated by the American Right.
With so much American self-loathing from the Left, who is really to blame for supporting radical anti-Americanism?



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