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105 Words on Political Pundits

Yesterday I heard a conservative commentator tell the BBC that President Obama is an “ideologue” who has dreamed of imposing a new dovish nuclear doctrine on the U.S. since 1983, when Obama was 22. But would this same conservative commentator refer to Jonathan Krohn, the kid who addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference at the age of 13, as an ideologue? In the rarified air of conservative political punditry, longtime Republicans are “principled” while longtime Democrats are “ideologues.” The opposite might be true on MSNBC or Air America.

It’s the responsibility of all mature citizens to avoid stepping in the bullshit. I think Thomas Jefferson said that.

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2 comments on “105 Words on Political Pundits

  1. Is there a “like” button on here? I think that is one of the best sentences I have read in a long, long time: It’s the responsibility of all mature citizens to avoid stepping in the bullshit. Amazing! So true! I think Thomas Jefferson did say that. Nice, John. Nice.

  2. Alexis, that compliment would be flattering coming from anybody; coming from you, whose tastes and judgments I value so much, it is downright humbling. Very nice of you to say. Thank you.

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