Andrew Sullivan, they hardly knew ye

Ultra-conservatives must have been surprised to learn that Atlantic writer and Daily Dish blogger Andrew Sullivan announced a break with the right this week. Surprised because many of them were of course under the impression that he was a delusional lefty all this time. Sullivan is or was what used to be labeled a libertarian conservative– that is, a gay libertarian conservative. He voted for Bush in 2000 and thought Cheney was “sexy.” But Tuesday he blogged that he had had enough of the “rhetorical septic system” of the contemporary U.S. right. He said he was done with the “degeneracy.” His post was heartfelt and sad, which adds poignancy to the earnest sample of outrageous degeneracy served up at RightBias today, for example.

Prolific emailer, columnist and “news editor” Nancy Morgan has penned an essay of ideas for Americans who worry and fear about the future of our country the way Glenn Beck does, who see everywhere signs of our shrinking liberties. The title of the essay: “America’s Great Leap Forward.”

Andrew Sullivan
Andrew Sullivan

When Barack Obama was campaigning for president in 2007, his backers frequently compared him to former president John F. Kennedy. After a year in office, however, President Obama’s words and actions align more closely with China’s despotic Chairman Mao than with JFK’s. 
When Mao Tse Tung conquered China in 1949, his secret goal was to dominate the world. When Obama was elected President, many started referring to him as President of the World. Both Obama and Mao had carte blanche to set out a path of radical change.

The similarities between Chairman Mao and President Obama are too numerous to ignore. Like Obama, Mao’s philosophy of how to ‘change’ China was clear from the outset. “…the country must be…destroyed and then reformed.” “People like me long for the destruction because when the old universe is destroyed, a new universe will be formed. Isn’t that better?” Quick – who said that? Mao, or Obama’s buddy Bill Ayers? Answer: Both.
All of Obama’s actions as president to date reflect the same mindset – the destruction of traditional values, the unwillingness to learn from history, the utter reliance on theory instead of reality. And the belief that man takes precedence over God and thus has the ability to shape reality according to man’s whim.
Hubris and a charismatic personality allowed both Mao and Obama the freedom to implement costly social and economic ‘change.’ Change which is not change at all, but another futile attempt to revive the failed model of socialism. 

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