What’s the Matter with Thomas Frank
All day Drudge has been running a link to a story that claims that serial-moron Paul Begala believes that Republicans want to kill him. While it’s pretty clear that the quote is taken out of context (he seems to be saying that terrorists want to kill us all), what’s more troubling are the asinine statements from Thomas Frank, author of the book “What’s the Matter with Kansas.”
Frank asserts the following:
Franklin Roosevelt got us in World War II. They dragged the Republicans kicking and screaming. They didn’t want to get in that war. They didn’t have any problem with Hitler.
Wrong on all counts, but the subtext is that taking out a fascist dictator was necessary and proper. Yet then he goes on to say that Saddam Hussein
was a horrible (sic), a dictator, a butcher, a tyrant, a mass murderer — as evil as they come, [but] I don’t think he was a threat to the U.S. at the time.
As evil as they come, but no threat?
This is as clear a representation of the intellectual bankruptcy of the left as you can get. If the lesson of WWII and the Cold War was that totalitarianism unchecked tends toward evil, then the Bush doctrine should be embraced by self-described progressives. And yet their blind hatred for all things W. has led them 180 degrees away from what they purport to be their core values.