Dinesh D’Souza has made his name as a conservative commentator and evangelical rising star, author of a book claiming that President Obama is carrying out his father’s “anticolonial” agenda, a filmmaker behind a documentary also claiming that Obama is carrying out his father’s “anticolonial” agenda, and president of small NYC-based Christian college, King’s College. But this week D’Souza had to scratch off that last accomplishment, because he just caught caught going into a South Carolina Comfort Suites motel room with a woman not his wife. And his mistress is married too!
I have no sympathies for The King’s College in this matter. They knew very well that they chose a demagogue, not a scholar or administrator of good repute, to run their school. That should demolish any esteem or prestige that the school had prior to hiring D’Souza. D’Souza isn’t the only assclown on this list.
Sarah Palin is a spoiled little girl who uses the language of the patriot to manipulate people into supporting her, and lining her pockets with cash. (Martin) Bashir is a man who was born elsewhere and was drawn to this country by the freedoms that many of its people take for granted.
Decision Points is a classic recipe for a benign dictatorship, a uniquely American form of dictatorship, to be sure — from its rigid understanding of morality (good versus evil) to its distorted valuation of life (only American lives matter; Bush is not concerned about the loss of civilian life in the countries he attacked) — that gives comfort to many in a time of economic and cultural stress.
Of course that’s not what Michelle Obama said, but beyond that typical Palin mangling of the truth, let’s examine the utter classlessness of her remarks. She’s a leading if undeclared contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012; in many ways comparable to Sen. Barack Obama in 2006. Can anyone imagine Obama mocking Laura Bush for something she might have said on the campaign trail two years earlier? Of course not. But there’s no bottom when it comes to what Republicans, especially Palin, will say about the Obamas. There are new rules, folks.
The G.O.P. star is touring California, but no major Republican candidates are turning out for her.
-Joan Walsh in Salon