By now you’ve heard about Obama’s 1983 nuclear disarmament op-ed in the student newspaper at Columbia. Because it’s a turgid piece of Leftist collegiate writing, Tom Elia has gone through and excerpted some of the more telling passages.
What’s so horrifying is that in the 26 years since he wrote that piece, Obama seems to have learned nothing. I started to rethink everything when the Soviet Union collapsed. It took me a while to figure out that Reagan was right and his critics wrong, but I finally made the intellectual leap. A rotten system can be outspent, humiliated and corralled and then it will collapse. Alternatively, faced with a rotten system, one can kowtow and back-off, something that often ends looking remarkably like Europe in 1938 and onwards.
Obama epitomizes my blog’s current motto: “Conservatives deal with facts and reach conclusions; liberals have conclusions and sell them as facts.” It’s obvious that no facts have ever impinged on Obama’s political ideology. Scary.