Our friend Chernyshevski would have understood this. Whether or not the specific thesis holds, the Volgi remains flummoxed that Obama’s troubling—if not damning—association with all sorts of groups on the far left that has gone entirely unexamined by the “centrist” media who seem to have internalized a pas d’ennemies à gauche ethos in their long years of uncritically regurgitating press releases from Greenpeace, Naderites, and the Soros crew.
If so, then our body politic is distinctly lacking in antibodies to a dangerous set of beliefs. We’ll see how far we can go with just talk-radio people and blogs pointing these things out. One would think genuinely centrist Democrats would be alarmed by this—and perhaps they were given the Hillary surge late in the primaries, but at the moment, the dogs of the media have failed to bark—perhaps out of ignorance, ideological sympathy, or just the assumption that someone who shops at Whole Foods like them, went to Ivy League schools, and has such a mellifluous baritone couldn’t be the stalking horse of some very unwholesome groups.
(Via Jonah Goldberg.)
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.