What Milbank is up to here is not commentary nor is it opinion. It’s a brazen and un-American attempt to protect Obama from perfectly legitimate criticism of his failed record, extremely unpatriotic (by Obama’s own definition) deficits, and an abject and dangerous failure to understand how the American style of free markets work to make us all prosperous.
To make a leap from something Sununu apologized for and Romney’s speaking of the truth to nut-job conspiracy theorists is no different than making a leap from Obama’s anti-capitalist, anti-free market, oppressive equality clap-trap to communism.
Were I to dare write an opinion piece doing to Obama what Milbank just did to Romney, you can bet McCarthyists like Milbank would freak out and scream RacistLiarExtremist!
But here’s the thing. The line between Obama and the likes of extreme leftists like Bill Ayers and the Occupy movement is plain as day and not at all a piece of fiction like the McCarthyist smear Milbank just hurled. We don’t have to make anything up to tie Obama to violence and lunacy because Obama endorses and enjoys barbecue with it.
Late last week, it was obvious the left was resurrecting this tactic. Let’s just hope that, unlike John McCain, Romney doesn’t fall for Milbank’s tired old McCarthyist Handbook.