Friday, March 25, 2011

Uh Oh: Dissent is unpatriotic again

That is, of course, now that a Democrat is back in the White House. For eight long years, we were told by indignant, self-righteous statists that protesting or criticizing George W. Bush's actions in Iraq and Afghanistan was a patriotic act. For a reminder, just cue Her Shrillness, Hillary Clinton, who loudly talked about this concept in 2005. Do give a listen to this famous 16-second sound bite before continuing...

Let us fast-forward to 2011.

Now that Barack Obama has jumped in to his own little war in Libya, that whole "dissent is patriotic" thing? Yeah, to hell with that, say the statists.

MSNBC host Cenk Uygur - a more annoying twit you will have trouble finding - declared yesterday that it is "unpatriotic" to oppose Obama's Libya actions. His guest, Democrat congresscritter Gary Ackerman, stated that to criticize Obama regarding Libya is to "cheer for the wrong team."

These people are simply unbelievable.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson


Anonymous said...

I think the point being made in the clip is that Republicans are being inconsistent with their stance: with their guy in office, criticism was unpatriotic, but with the other guy in office, it is now acceptable. Again, the hosts are pointing a Republican inconsistency.

However, what Sen. Ackerman said was rooted in political bitterness. He could have been more generous by complimenting the Republicans for their dissent. But that would not have scored him any political points with the Left.

Darren said...

It may not be cheering for the wrong team, but it's definitely racist :-)

Darren said...

No, anonymous, you're entirely incorrect. It's not patriotic or unpatriotic to dissent, but rooting for your own country to lose *is* unpatriotic. There were plenty on the American Left who were rooting for us to lose, at least in Iraq; I don't see any of us on the Right rooting for us to lose--whatever that means, because we *still* don't know the mission--in Libya.