Bobos In Paradox

Dissent: It’s the highest form of patriotism. But patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

As others have pointed out, two of the most popular cliches among the left form quite a paradox. The Hill reports that Jennifer Granholm, Michigan’s Democratic governor called the Senate “un-American” for voting against the auto bailout. (AKA further socialization of the automobile industry.)


Back in late September, during that week’s Federal bailout, Rich Lowry wrote:

Pelosi unloads on House Republicans. Why is it always OK for Democrats to call Republicans “unpatriotic”?

Ramesh Ponnuru had the perfect reply: “Because it has no sting.”



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