Well, this is what we all have to expect from people who claim to believe something when the rest of us know they're just going through the motions for political expediency. When that no longer works, they simply adopt new principles, no matter how contradictory they are from the previous. And they don't care. And if you confront them, they'll rationalise; if you quote something they previously said they'll simply claim you didn't understand what they meant.This is essential to the modern Right, and why it is I don't take any of them seriously. When this kind of stuff comes from opinion leaders and lapped up uncritically by the rank-and-file, the whole is simply not credible.
I ran across that piece by Krauthammer the other day and had a good chortle over it, especially his paean to the freedoms of secularized Europe. I don’t imagine it would take much Googling to find something he’s written in the last several years rubbishing that concept in favour of the faith-based freedom-loving ethos of America being superior to the depraved immorality of “old Europe.” But whatever… like Ti-Guy says, with the Right these days it seems like a case of “You don’t like our principles? No problem! We have others.”
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