I Wish We Were Not So Clearly Inferior To Maureen Dowd.

Oh, I get it. If you are a socialist, are uneasy with the country you govern and feel the need to transform it into something more to your liking, then you are “high minded”. If you are willing to hide the ball from the country, if you intend on tricking the public, if you out and out lie about the most important things, then you are high minded.

You are high minded, because America is a sick, dysfunctional place. Obama is too good for us:

Maureen Dowd:

The bookstore gave the president a copy of “Freedom,” a new novel by Jonathan Franzen about a dysfunctional family in America. This is apt, since Obama is the head of the dysfunctional family of America — a rational man running a most irrational nation, a high-minded man in a low-minded age.

You are not able to force your will on America; therefore America is the problem. America is crazy:

The country is having some weird mass nervous breakdown, with the right spreading fear and disinformation that is amplified by the poisonous echo chamber that is the modern media environment.

It’s not Maureen Dowd that  is crazy. Oh, no. It is everyone else.

The dispute over the Islamic center has tripped some deep national lunacy. The unbottled anger and suspicion concerning ground zero show that many Americans haven’t flushed the trauma of 9/11 out of their systems — making them easy prey for fearmongers.

Many people still have a confused view of Muslims, and the president seems unable to help navigate the country through its Islamophobia.

Of course, it is de rigeur for the liberal columnist to allege racism, or in this case Islamophobia. Why in the world would we not want a questionable Muslim Imam to plant a Victory Mosque in a building so close that debris fell on it during the attacks. Knowing that the Imam says one thing in America, and another when he speaks in Arabic, why on earth would anyone object?

The dispute over the Islamic center has tripped some deep national lunacy. The unbottled anger and suspicion concerning ground zero show that many Americans haven’t flushed the trauma of 9/11 out of their systems — making them easy prey for fearmongers.

Many people still have a confused view of Muslims, and the president seems unable to help navigate the country through its Islamophobia.

The fearmongers who were telling us that George Bush is shredding the Constitution and had secret torture prisons, and who constantly tell voters  that racists will be in power if they don’t elect Democrats are now lecturing the world on fearmongering.

How nice.

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