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Old 06-09-2009, 02:39 AM
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...from core figures of the American Right, this time from the recently retired (1992-2008) editor-in-chief of the Republican Party News Organ, the Washington Times.

Mr. Obama's revelation of his "inner Muslim" in Cairo reveals much about who he is. He is our first president without an instinctive appreciation of the culture, history, tradition, common law and literature whence America sprang. The genetic imprint writ large in his 43 predecessors is missing from the Obama DNA. He no doubt meant no offense in returning that bust of Churchill ("Who he?") or imagining that a DVD of American movies was appropriate in an exchange of state gifts with Gordon Brown. Nor did he likely understand why it was an offense against history (and good manners) to agree to the exclusion of the Queen from Saturday's commemoration of the Anglo-American liberation of France. Kenya simply routed Kansas.
That someone in such a powerful position could write this -- could have held such a position for so long while holding such attitudes -- and could continue as a powerful and respect grandee of conservatism, suffering few if any social consequences, is a powerful message in itself. Stupid, brutish racism percolates merrily in the central political life of the USA, not least because it is so popular with stupid brutish racists.
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