Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Maybe the artist thinks this is flattering. I don't.
He looks like the kind of growth that sends you
running in headlong panic to your dermatologist.
THAT FIXED & SICKENING GRIN. Has there ever been a president of the United States who was actually evil? I know the reflexive answer is Nixon, the currently popular answer George W. Bush, and the up-to-the-moment conservative answer Barack Obama. But I believe the only correct answer thus far is Jimmy Carter. Obama still has an opportunity to rise above error, arrogance, ideology, prejudice, and ignorance to become president of more than his blindly adoring worshippers. Carter, on the other hand, has repeatedly proven himself a kind of slowly devouring cancer of the soul, which is a thing he has come to resemble even physically. A sort of walking, talking melanoma. Hats off to Ed Morrissey for taking this stand:
If Jimmy Carter believes that the “overwhelming” portion of criticism towards Barack Obama is due to racism, does he also believe that the overwhelming portion of criticism towards Israel is anti-Semitic? Wouldn’t that apply to a man who hangs out with people who target Israeli citizens for terrorist attacks? After all, Hamas regularly issues anti-Semitic harangues and smears, and yet Carter has no problem cozying up to them and claiming that their criticism of Israel is legitimate.
From now on, using Carter’s own logic, we should note each of his remarks on the Middle East by saying they come from “Jimmy Carter, known anti-Semite.” Two can play this game.
Points, too, to Mark Steyn (and his demurrer) for a single perfect bullseye:
Quote of the day so far comes from Mark Steyn on Bill Bennett's radio show this morning: "dissent is the highest form of racism."
And, in line with our usual modesty, a reminder that we have been onto this vicious little creep for a long long time.
[And a graphic flashback because we just couldn't resist. It seems so, well, appropriate.
Truthfully, Charles Laughton looks sweeter...]
Brizoni, where are you? Do we have to wait for him to, uh, you know, before you weigh in with the Teddy Kennedy treatment?
I hope not. I really do.