Monday, May 17, 2010

David Frum: Douchebag.

Useless, unreadable wank David Frum rouses himself just long enough to bash out the following bit of inanity:

It especially enrages [Marci] Mc-Donald that "opponents of [the Harper government's] pro-Israel policy are routinely branded as anti-Semites" (page 358-359). But if this branding occurs (and McDonald offers no instances or examples), ...

Oooooh, oooooh, pick me, Mr. Kotter! Here's Stephen the Corpulent himself (emphasis nad-whompingly added):

Stephen Harper equates criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism.

"Unfortunately, Israel at 60 remains a country under threat – threatened by those groups and regimes who deny to this day its right to exist," he told a Toronto celebration marking the anniversary.

"And why? Look beyond the thinly veiled rationalizations: Because they hate Israel, just as they hate the Jewish people." ...

The Prime Minister also told radio station CFRB: "My fear is what I see happening in some circles is anti-Israeli sentiment, really just as a thinly disguised veil for good old-fashioned anti-Semitism."

And ... KAIROS, anyone? Can David Frum just crawl back into whatever bottle he crawled out of?


thwap said...

It's crushing dishonesty like that that makes Frum a complete waste of time.

His career (like so many other stooges') is an indictment of our political culture.

Scotian said...

Yet Frum has shown himself to recognize the insanity within the modern GOP in terms of how far out of touch it has become with reality and has been cast out by the GOP for daring to be public in his criticism. Which in turn speaks volumes for just how extreme the GOP has become.

David Frum, too sane for the American right yet too insane for Canadian politics (outside of Harper's inner circle anyway who clearly share so many of his beliefs). What a lonely place he lives in.

(The above is not intended as any sympathy for Frum, he made his bed and he can lie in it, I just find it telling that he can be so understanding of just how extremist his beloved GOP has become where the mainstream of American society is concerned yet fail utterly to see how extremist the Harper CPC is from the mainstream Canadian public's reality.

Anonymous said...

Upton Sinclair put it best: "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it."