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"Every movement that seeks to enslave a country, every dictatorship or potential dictatorship, needs some minority group as a scapegoat which it can blame for the nation's troubles and use as a justification of its own demand for dictatorial powers. In Soviet Russia, the scapegoat was the bourgeoisie; in Nazi Germany, it was the Jewish people; in America, it is the businessmen."
- Ayn Rand, "America's Persecuted Minority: Big Business" (1961)

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Barack O'Brien Dumps Reagan Into The Memory Hole

Now Playing: Winston Smith Takes It On The Jaw from Utopia's "Oblivion" - the Orwell reference made a listen mandatory.

Amid the endless, tired regurgitations of shopworn collectivism that was today's Democrat Debate was a subtle yet interesting omission. In response to a question about using Clinton-era advisors on foreign policy, Obama/O'Brien makes a strange temporal leap:

Moderator:"Senator Obama, you have Bill Clinton's former National Security Advisor, State Department Policy Director, and Navy Secretarial[sic] among others advising you. With relatively little foreign policy experience of your own, how will you rely on so many Clinton advisors and still deliver the kind of break from the past that you're promising voters?"

Obama:"...I want to gather up talent from everywhere... I think that there are a lot of good people in the Clinton years, the Carter years, George Bush 1, who understand that our military power is just one component of our power, and I revere what our military does."

Ummm, anyone we're forgetting from that time frame? Anyone who might have some foreign policy expertise? Someone, say, from an administration that inherited a foreign policy rat nest and not only cleaned it up but, after an enormous struggle, engineered the successful, history-altering defeat of the Soviet empire?


Nope. The Clinton years, the Bush 1 years and the Carter years - that about covers it.

I can only assume that the prospect of bringing even Reagan's name into the picture presents a crisis of comparison so intolerable that it demands an Orwellian memory-wipe.

...And these recidivistic socialist clowns want to play President again - at a time when we're in a fight for the survival of Western Civilization.



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