Thursday, February 26, 2009

In a Single Column, Thomas Sowell Compares Obama to Two Mass-Murdering Dictators, One Traitor



Oh, sure, Thomas Sowell (Condi's colleague at the Hoover Institute!) starts off his latest column about Barack Obama innocently, even charitably enough, calling him a pragmatist, a word which will surely send his fans scurrying for their dictionaries. And then –zing!– the kicker:

Anyone familiar with history knows that Hitler and Stalin were pragmatic.


Subtle! Also, Obama is neatly dressed and intellectual, and you know who else was? Alger Hiss, that's who, so put that in your elitist East Coast pipe and smoke it, OK?

The whole point of this, naturally, is that Sarah Palin will save us all. No, really! And finally, Sowell concludes that the Republicans should avoid at all costs "the sort of person who appeals to the intelligentsia."

Somehow, Tommy Baby (as Michael Steele would no doubt call him), I don't think that's going to be a problem.

13 comments:

Madduane said...

I'm not so sure there are any, but since you'd have to be stupid to be a black Republican anyway, and since the prominent examples hold up to that supposition, you have to wonder if a rank & file African American Republican would just suck all the smart out of any room they were in.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

A controversial statement! But yes, you are correct.

Matty Boy said...

I guess people in old media are going to have to get Godwin's Law explained to them, even though it is 20 years old.

First reference to Hitler loses.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Uncle Tom Sowell.

HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...

A worse insult would have been comparing Obama to George W. Bush.

Cynica said...

Madduane, I feel the same way about gay and female republicans.

Lady Wesley said...

"Also, Obama is neatly dressed and intellectual, and you know who else was? Alger Hiss, that's who, so put that in your elitist East Coast pipe and smoke it, OK?"

OMG, I thought your little Alger Hiss joke was too funny, until I read Sowell's article and discovered it's Sowell's joke. Only it's not a joke.

Lulu Maude said...

The GOP seems to be unleashing a few house negroes to compare Obama to creepy people. The Daily Show had a couple of them Mon. night.

Kathy said...

Repug "minorities" think the party is Grrrrreat! because they are treated so very kindly by the Repugs. How many of them know they are "tokens" and how many really believe the Repugs are "real nice folks"?

Karen Zipdrive said...

These token Blacks the GOP is foisting off on us all have obvious Stockhausen Syndrome.
Simply put, ANY minority or anyone who earns less than $250,000 a year has no business being a Republican.
When will these idiots learn?

g said...

Like Hitler and Stalin, Obama also uses a fork and knife. Think about it. It must mean something, huh?

jsgoodfella said...

You are taking an unfair extrapolation of what Sowell was saying. He was referencing how conservatives who praise Obama for his pragmatism, which says nothing of the effectiveness of his policies. Saying that Sowell has take quality y of Hitler and compared it to Obama does not mean he will also take quality x of Hitler and also make a comparison(when you mention Obama being well dressed). He was referencing the conservative intelligentsia's reaction to Palin.

Sorry, but Sowell stands as one of the most important and skilled economists of the 20th century.

jsgoodfella said...

*actually quality y of Alger Hiss.

Anyway, this had little of substance to it.