Tuesday, December 02, 2008

David Horowitz calls out conservative anti-Obama garbage - sort of

David Horowitz is starting to frighten me. Has he been replaced by aliens? This latest missive from his blog actually sounds... almost sensible!!

Conservatives need to get a grip. My email box is full of right wing trash talk (sorry, I'm peeved this morning) about Obama's fake birth certificate, his alleged covert Islamism and Hillary's scandals. Worse, we were running a frontpage story on this last wild goose until I canned it.

You can read more here. But, as with all things Horowitzian, you have to read the fine print...

I don't agree with his reasoning on the certificate scandal: if it turned out Obama wasn't a natural born citizen, then yes, he'd have been disqualified from running, and even if elected, should not be allowed to serve. I don't care if that disenfranchises however many million Americans - it's the law, and it makes sense.

But given that Obama was born to an American woman, even if he had been born overseas he'd have still been an NBC, however much paperwork later. So yes, this a dead, dead, dead issue, and people need to stop harping on it. He's on the right side of this one, even if his reasoning's off.

As for the ongoing 'Hussein' tripe... yes, he's right there, too. I wish he'd been a little more right on that issue back during the election, and the lead up to it, when it came to what got printed on Frontpage and what didn't. C'est la Dr. Ho.

But this is the kicker: And the Hillary thing. Get real. Please. Obama was elected in large part by a leftist crusade for hope and CHANGE. Now, as president-elect he has just formed the most conservative foreign policy team since John F. Kennedy, one well to the right of Bill Clinton. Where is your gratitude for that? What is more relevant in his Hillary Clinton pick -- her prickly past or the fact that except for Joe Lieberman, she is the Democrat most identified with support for the Iraq War?

Now, the most conservative foreign policy team EVAR since JFK? Maybe he meant to put 'Democrat' in there, somewhere. Or maybe he missed the last 8 years of relative time. Or the 12 years before Clinton? Nixon, anyone? Once again, reality takes a weird u-turn before hitting David's brain.

But this is the crux of the matter as David sees it. For all the worries about what he might do, and whom he might appoint, the far left - which davey just loves, loves, LOVES to excoriate as a way of flagellating himself for his radical past - has been massively disappointed. This makes Dr. Ho happy as a clam. And when Dr. Ho is happy, all his fellow conservatives ought to be happy to... just like, when he's NOT happy, they ought to be frowning as well. Or there's something wroGn with them... isn't there?

He continues: So this is President Obama's way of saying, ok now that I'm in office I'm going to put my anti-war commitments aside and put the defense of the country first. Which, again, is sensible... though not what those of us who want us out of Iraq as soon as feasibly possible might want to see.

But David Horowitz, still championing that colossal blunder in the increasingly-farcical War on Terror, does not want us out of there until the "job" is done. And he thinks Hillary is going to support seeing it through.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you overlook a "prickly past" in Horowitz Land.


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