I’m not quite sure if it’s hypocrisy, or if it’s just another disgusting example of liberal opportunism, hence the wishy-washy name of this post. Whatever it is, it sure left me feeling icky.
Oh, you’re wondering what the “it” I’m talking about is, right? I’m talking about the magical way in which liberals have suddenly changed their observances of Memorial Day now that one of their own is finally in the White House — and it’s not a change for the better. It’s a change that reveals that all of their high flown rhetoric about honoring the war dead was nothing more than an effort to make the war look as awful as possible in order to harm President Bush.
Incidentally, the reason I learned about this sudden disinterest in the war dead came about because I sent my blog friends an email regarding today’s and yesterday’s Doonesbury cartoons,* both of which take pretty nasty swipes at Obama (as well as a nasty swipe at Bush). Mike, at Flopping Aces, responded by sending me the link to his post about changing liberal Memorial Day observances.
Bottom line: liberals are pleased to have Bush out of the White House, but not as pleased as they thought they’d be to have Obama in the White House.
*I haven’t actually read Doonesbury in more than a decade. I only read it today because someone had the papers at a swim meet I was attending. My approach when I’ve got a hard copy of the paper is always to turn to the comics first.