[...] initial refusal to recognize the role of Islamism in the Hasan killings last November, or more recently arguing in favor of the Bush Administration’s willingness to name the [...]

@ CK MacLeod:

This time there's no question you're right. I've changed it again.

I can't remember how I had the original last line. The rest of that stanza is a straight lift from the song.

@ Sully:
was better before you changed the last line... I know I know I KNOW I always say that, but it's fine work from beginning to all but the last lines, which fall flat, esp. in the new version.

New Lyrics for Nat King Cole

Tar balls coasting on an oily tide,
Stock slike nipping at their rears
Quid pro quos being laid by their side,
And folks aroused by job loss fears.

Everybody knows Barack and his Chicago crew,
Can't dodge John Q's sharp turn right,
They have not a clue, What oh what will they do,
To get to sleep election night?

They know the chickens are coming home,
To the roosts from which they sadly roamed,
As every mother's child asks, Why oh why,
Did we ever believe that Obamabird could fly?

And so I'm offering this simple phrase,
To kids from one to ninety-two,
Although its been said many times, many ways,
Don't trust promises too good to be true.

There are now 1100 comments on the DR article 95% either favorable,or she wasn't harsh enough. Very little disagreement from the WSJ group on a negative take on Obama.

@ Sully:
Sorta like that, except for the "defend the right to" part of it.

@ factualizing frog:
Homosexual organizations are aware of the executions of teenage homosexuals in Iran and have spoken against it. They are unaware of honor murders of gays in Palestine. They don't know that Palestinian homosexuals have fled to Israel and been granted asylum there. They don't know that Israel has annual gay pride parades not only in Tel Aviv but in Jerusalem. And most of all, they don't know that Israel drafts openly homosexual men and women into its armed forces.
Ignorance is bliss. Hate Israel. Hate. Hate. Hate.

@ factualizing frog:

Sort of like they detest the intention of Islamicists to kill them; but they'll defend to the death Islamicists' right to kill them.

@ George Jochnowitz:

Uncle, you need to look around more. You'll find that homosexual advocacy organizations are well aware of Islamist intolerance. They campaign against the horror of the Iranian regime.

However, George, even homosexual people make decisions on grounds other than how a regime treats homosexuals, kind of like real people, more than one-dimensional.
(Sometimes even leftists are more than one-dimensional.)

Here's something more about how leftists know nothing about honor murders. Homosexuals are routinely murdered by their relatives everywhere in the Islamic world. Gay rights organizations are always anti-Israel. Spanish gay-pride parade organizers are now banning Israel.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/international/report-madrid-bans-israelis-from-gay-pride-march-over-gaza-flotilla-raid-1.295214

Queers for Palestine = Turkeys for Thanksgiving.

fat frog's burden,
I don't know what you're talking about. I was born in Brooklyn and lived there until I was 14. Are you suggesting that mafiosi murder their daughters for going out on dates? Do you think that Hasidim do so? They don't.

@ George Jochnowitz: Every person ever lived in Brooklyn knows about honor murders.

Alien shmalien.
If you're on the left, you know nothing about honor murders, suicide bombers, or the international connections of terrorists.

The Amirault case, plus she is consistently one of the best commentators on media and politics, yes she makes an occassional slip up now and again, this was certainly as insightful as Adjami's contributions

She received a Pulitzer for uncovering the travesty of a sham of that
false child abuse investigation in Massachussetts that everyone from
Harshbarger ot Coakley were a party to the coverup.

@ CK MacLeod:

has Rabinowitz written other things that weren't?

@ first lesson is free:
It was a bust, no matter how you chose to look at it.

@ narciso:

I doubt that Churchill's unceasing attempts to get the US to allow the Crown to retain dominion over British possessions in Asia aren't remembered and taught to students in Asia.

@ CK MacLeod:

it qualifies as something about which we no nothing.

or it could be that some one might think that the name of Churchill are too closely associated with Imperialism, colonialism and prejudice.

or it could be that Churchill was simply an ugly old stoat and nobody liked looking at him.

It was in keeping with his family legend of his grandfather being persecuted by the Brits back in '49, under the 'hardline' regime
of Ernest Bevin, doubtful that they were really that interested, he carries all the ressentiments of Fanon, Malcolm, Lumumba probably
toward the West

@ first lesson is free:
Still qualifies as an oddly insensitive act, one of the first merely symbolic acts of the Administration, around the same time as the gift of a Walmarty DVD sampler and an iPod with pre-loaded Ø's greatest speeches as against, what was it, a great desk fashioned from the timbers of the Repulse or some such.

Or do you think they just ran out of space at the WH, and Malia just fell in love with the antique coffee shop table JukeBox with the hard-to-find Chubby Checker 45s - so the Churchill bust had to go?

One of his first reforms was to rid the White House of the bust of Winston Churchill—a gift from Tony Blair—by packing it back off to 10 Downing Street. A cloudlet of mystery has surrounded the subject ever since,

follows your posted quotation from Rabinowitz......

wonderful nut job stuff this.

there's a job on FOX in there somewhere.

So far,there are about 800 comments(WSJ) on Dorthy's opinion,I have spent several hours today,checking them out. Many.believe that she is way too kind to Obama,him being a threat to the American Way of Life,also many believe that Obama does not "qualify" legally,to be President.
My interest in this, is one paragraph,which I will deconstruct here and now.
"Those qualities to be expected in a president were never about rhetoric; Mr. Obama had proved himself a dab hand at that on the campaign trail. (1)They were a matter of identification with the nation and to all that binds its people together in pride and allegiance. (2)These are feelings held deep in American hearts, unvoiced mostly, but unmistakably there and not only on the Fourth of July.
(3)A great part of America now understands that this president's sense of identification lies elsewhere, and is in profound ways unlike theirs. (4)He is hard put to sound convincingly like the leader of the nation, because he is, at heart and by instinct, the voice mainly of his ideological class. (5)He is the alien in the White House, a matter having nothing to do with delusions about his birthplace cherished by the demented fringe.

In #s 1&2,add the word SOME before people and American,and I agree with her sentiment.

#3,"a great part of America" Correct if a great part of America is around 30% of America

#4 He is hard put, etc etc, to that 30%.

#5 He is an Alien,To that same 30%

What Dorthy won't recognize is thatThere are others who are bound by the idea that the nation is held captive by Hybris and Imperial overreach,and they are a legitimate voting block. They are in need of representation just as is The Silent 30%.
Those who reject the myths of exceptionalism need a representitive too.

I don't even believe Obama is the first of his kind,I believe FDR was far more Radical and antiexceptionalist than poor cautious Obama.

It will probably never happen,but I'm a great believer in the virtues of Divorce. Those who agree with DR should be allowed to have their own nation. The easiest way is to grant the South and the West to the Rabaniwitzians,the EAST and the Far West go to the Antiexceptionalists,and we split the Midwest.