But, please, Bill Kristol, tell us how Barack Obama is dismissing your sage views on matters most important:
“Part of our sensible and healthy reaction is that there shouldn’t be a 13-story mosque and Islamic community center next to Ground Zero (especially when it’s on a faster track to be built than the long-delayed memorial there). But Obama (like Bloomberg) doesn’t feel he even has to engage the arguments against the mosque–because he regards his fellow citizens as emotionally traumatized victims, not citizens who might have a reasonable point of view.”
No, he just treats citizens who are against the mosque for what they are: low-information emotionally-stunted dipshits who are being whipped into a frenzy by fearmongering cowards who have always counted upon the gullibility and bloodlust of the mob.
Yeah. That’s right. We’ve seen this movie before and didn’t much care for it. Nope. Not at all.
So, like Bill Kristol above, I’d also like to add one comment:
Fuck off and die, Bill Kristol. Seriously, just fuck off and die, you evil piece of shit.
I have nothing to add, except: Go read the whole thing.
UPDATE: As TBogg commenter “RPorrofatto” reminds us, I left out “affirmative-action recipient” from the list of Bill Kristol modifiers above:
I remember back in the late ’90s when Ira Katznelson, an eminent political scientist at Columbia, came to deliver a guest lecture to an economic philosophy class I was taking. It was a great lecture, made more so by the fact that the class was only about ten or twelve students and we got got ask all kinds of questions and got a lot of great, provocative answers.
Anyhow, Prof. Katznelson described a lunch he had with Irving Kristol back either during the first Bush administration. The talk turned to William Kristol, then Dan Quayle’s chief of staff, and how he got his start in politics. Irving recalled how he talked to his friend Harvey Mansfield at Harvard, who secured William a place there as both an undergrad and graduate student; how he talked to Pat Moynihan, then Nixon’s domestic policy adviser, and got William an internship at The White House; how he talked to friends at the RNC and secured a job for William after he got his Harvard Ph.D.; and how he arranged with still more friends for William to teach at UPenn and the Kennedy School of Government.
With that, Prof. Katznelson recalled, he then asked Irving what he thought of affirmative action. “I oppose it,” Irving replied. “It subverts meritocracy.”