Final Arizona Thought
January 11th, 2011

Here’s Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, diagnosing the hole in America’s soul:

“And unfortunately, Arizona, I think, has become sort of the capital. We have become the mecca for prejudice and bigotry.”

Umm, isn’t Mecca kind of the mecca for prejudice and bigotry? I mean, Mecca won’t even allow non-Muslims inside the Mecca city limits. They have road blocks and religious police on the lookout for intruders and everything. Just saying.

Perhaps Sheriff Dupnik will help relieve some conservatives of their knee-jerk belief in the innate wisdom and goodness of all law enforcement officers.

Update: Jacob Weisberg is even sillier than Ezra Klein. He blames Arizona on . . . GOP opposition to Obamacare:

First you rile up psychotics with inflammatory language about tyranny, betrayal, and taking back the country.

Weisberg is confused–he’s mistakenly inserting his own crazy critique of Bush for the crazy conservative critique of Obama.”Tyranny, betrayal, and taking back the country” were the explicit complaints of the left about the Bush administration. Remember the people on the left who frequently claimed that they thought Bush would cancel elections? Remember “Bush lied, thousands died”? Remember Howard Dean’s rally cry of “take our country back”?

Even the craziest people on the right don’t think that Obama is fixing to be president for life or that he somehow lied Obamacare into existence. The right’s complaints about Obama are more along the lines of “statism, socialism, and bringing back the constitution.”

  1. Nick January 11, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Just wait until the 2012 election season really gets underway and the media starts screaming about any criticism of Obama by the GOP. I thought 13 issues of Newsweek in under a year pondering Obama’s greatness in 2008 was tough to take, but this is going to be worse.

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