Not mine, mind you. I send John Hawkins down to round everything up for me. If I were to attend in person, the whole mystery persona would be shot! Look what happens to Ron Paul, for example, when people actually look under that rock. Yeah, there goes my putsch strategy. So that’s right out. But Right Wing News has just released the top 20 quotes from CPAC 2010. I’m not even saying they’re even all safe for work–they’re not.
That’s the other reason I don’t go to CPAC. Because I’m the last cultural conservative, remember?
This was first published on January 6, 2009.
“Israel’s preemptive war.” “A few small missiles.” Palestinians “living in concentration camps.” America “rightfully to blame.” It’s all here in this rich, rich vein of vapid isolationism, utter stupidity, and contempt for the only functioning democracy in the Middle East . . . The line between Left and Right isn’t straight; it’s circular, and the ends meet right smack between this moron’s ears.
No, it’s not “merely anti-Israel” — you can’t be that morally blind about Israel’s moral position in this situation and not be an antisemite; and given the track record, this is not exactly a new insight. As blogger Rougman comments at the post, “I guess he doesn’t want to leave that Nazi vote on the table come 2012.” They never do.
So what’s scarier — that this wretched gnome is member of Congress? Or that so many people, otherwise capable of being taken seriously, were so seriously taken with Ron Paul?