Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Ignorance of Krauthammer

In addition to the false notion that Obama lacks substance (the guy is a former Constitutional Law Professor) another emerging theme is that Obama's support is like a cult following.

Charles Krauthammer in a column devoted to perpetuating this new narrative highlights his own ignorance when he writes:

ABC's Jake Tapper notes the "Helter-Skelter cult-ish qualities" of "Obama worshipers," what Joel Stein of the Los Angeles Times calls "the Cult of Obama." Obama's Super Tuesday victory speech was a classic of the genre. Its effect was electric, eliciting a rhythmic fervor in the audience -- to such rhetorical nonsense as "We are the ones we've been waiting for. (Cheers, applause.) We are the change that we seek."

(Emphasis Mine)

I guess Krauthammer never heard of Mahatma Gandhi who is known for saying that "We need to be the change we wish to see in the world", a philosophy that helped liberate the world's most populous democracy.

I suppose we will now be told by Kruathammer that the "fierce urgency of now" is "rhetorical nonsense"

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