Monday, November 12, 2007

Right-wing Columnist Berates Middle School Magazine

She hates all things left of Barry Goldwater and hangs out with the Townhall Club, that pool of festering hate-mongers who adore Dick Cheney. Now she is attacking a social studies magazine that is widely used by middle school teachers and students to gain insight into national and international issues.

This most recent attack, not surprisingly, has a pro-Israel bent: she is angry with the magazine because they do not denounce the Iranian president's remarks on Israel while suggesting that the bush Administration is warmongering: “Some members of the Bush Administration want to take military action against Iran.” But nary a word on Ahmadinejad’s threat to annihilate Israel or to see a world “without the United States.” She writes for the e-zine Jewish World Review.

It would be interesting to see if the editors of Junior Scholastic Magazine would allow her to write an article: I bet it would be dripping with praise and admiration 'for this wonderful administration we currently have serving our nation.'

Ms Charen rarely criticizes the Bush Administration but is the author of two anti-Democrat, anti-liberal books: Useful Idiots: How Liberals Got it Wrong in the Cold War and Still Blame America First (2003) and Do-Gooders: How Liberals Harm Those They Claim to Help — and the Rest of Us (2005). No wonder she is so outraged at criticism of her most-favored president.

Coincidentally, as I was reading this article in The Blade, I was listening to C-Span and a caller from Florida who was berating C-Span for becoming so 'liberal' and so pro-Democrat. The upshot, I think, is that there are fewer and fewer folks in America who cling to the worship of Bush and Cheney and those that still do find themselves increasingly in the minority. They are shouts of despair, cries of loneliness. I think of the horseshoe makers in their last throes, scolding the automobile.

The last throes....where have I heard that phrase used?

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