Acknowledging my capacity for self-deception about whether political trends are favorable to the causes I support, I can’t help thinking/hoping that I detect some impatience in the press with the Republican habit of letting politics start at the water’s edge. It’s not just that so many GOP politicians have more or less stopped even pretending that aren’t rooting for our enemies to succeed, as long as that embarrasses the President they hate. It’s their utter lack of intellectual integrity. When you spend years asserting that the Beloved Leader prevented any terrorist attack on American soil after 9/11 – ignoring the anthrax attacks and, reasonably, treating the Shoe Bomber incident as a failed attempt – and then describe the Underpants Bomber incident as a “terrorist attack” and condemning the President for not preventing it, you’ve pretty much jumped the shark, I’d say.
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