Friday, June 05, 2009

Ah, remember the good old days, when any criticism of the President was considered to be anti-American, if not downright treasonous?

I remember. It seems like that was pretty much how the Republican Party saw the world in the first eight years of this decade. Man, you said anything critical of even the policy of the Bush administration and it was a pretty good bet the Conservatives of this country were going to demonize you. Dissent was not to be tolerated, period.

Well, now that President Obama has made what many are calling a Very Important Speech in Egypt, the rules of the game are now changed. See what James Inhofe (Crazy Person - Oklahoma) said regarding the current President of the United States, while that President is still abroad. From Washington Monthly:

Sen. Jim Inhofe said today that President Barack Obama's speech in Cairo was "un-American" because he referred to the war in Iraq as "a war of choice" and didn't criticize Iran for developing a nuclear program.

Inhofe, R-Tulsa, also criticized the president for suggesting that torture was conducted at the military prison in Guantanamo, saying, "There has never been a documented case of torture at Guantanamo."

"I just don't know whose side he's on," Inhofe said of the president.

My, how times have changed. I wonder what happened? Oh, yeah. A Democrat is now the President. Funny how the rules change like that, isn’t it?

Actually, no, it isn't funny at all. Expected, yes. Funny, no.

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