Does Barack Obama like America? The people around him certainly seem to have their reservations. Michelle Obama said — twice, at separate campaign events — that her husband’s ascending to the presidency meant that “for the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country.” She was in her mid 40s at the time, her “adult lifetime” having spanned decades during which she could not be “really proud” of her country. Barack Obama spent years in the Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s church as the churchman fulminated: “God Damn America!” The Reverend Wright’s infamous “God Damn America!” sermon charges the country with a litany of abuses: slavery, mistreatment of the Indians, “treating citizens as less than human,” etc. A less raving version of the same indictment can be found in the president’s own speeches and books. His social circle includes such figures as Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who expressed their love of country by participating in a murderous terrorist campaign against it.
Let’s be blunt, regarding the Weather Underground: They killed exactly 58,203 fewer people than did the Vietnam War, but we keep having Henry Kissinger on TV talking about shit, so until that miserable decrepit meatsock is frogmarched into the Hague you will pardon me if I yawn whenever anybody brings up Bill Fucking Ayers again.
Also hey, hey, LBJ.
If we must re-fight the Vietnam War every goddamn election, let’s at least have the fight over Richard Nixon and whether we should dig up his moldering corpse just to set it on fire.
For the record I am in favor of doing it twice.