30 August 2008

On Senator Obama and Post-Partisanship

Some in the blogosphere have questioned how the most Leftist member of the United States Senate can possibly be defined as "post-partisan." I should think that his campaign's attempts to silence its critics make it clear exactly how Senator Obama is post-partisan.

As this NRO editorial states:

Kurtz has obviously hit a nerve. It is the same nerve hit by the American Issues Project, whose television ad calling for examination of the Obama/Ayers relationship has prompted the Obama campaign to demand that the Justice Department begin a criminal investigation. Obama fancies himself as “post-partisan.” He is that only in the sense that he apparently brooks no criticism. This episode could be an alarming preview of what life will be like for the media should the party of the Fairness Doctrine gain unified control of the federal government next year.

In other words, Senator Obama's goal of eliminating "partisan bickering" is to be achieved by eliminating dissent. Seems pretty simple to me.

As Leslie Bates might say:

What are your questions on this block of instruction?

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