Everyone is upset for Rudie Giuliani’s recent tirade on Obama, but it’s hard to see why this is such a fuss. Obama’s philosophy is on display for all to see. It depends, like all liberalism, on feats of concealment and dissimulation, as the raw, unvarnished liberal truth is a hateful, cynical, unpatriotic, and ungenerous tirade from top to bottom. It’s a Marxist critique that sees little good in the present and the past. And his supporters’ fanatical defense of him from all criticism shows that it’s also anti-democratic and cultish in the worst ways.
I wrote along these lines once before:
Obama ran as the biracial healer of America’s still unhealed racial wounds. But in reality, for most of his life he only identified with one half of these groups, and that group, especially since the 1960s , has defined itself in terms of its righteous victimhood and alienation from the majority. This was not always true. Guys like Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Booker T. Washington did not talk or think this way. They loved America and wanted to be fully part of it. In their eyes it was mostly good, but it had some problems. This is not true, however, of the Kanye Wests, Reverend Wrights, and Al Sharptons of the world, and nor is it for Obama.
For Obama, America has been mostly bad until now, and only acquired an ounce of moral legitimacy by rejecting that past, which includes his election. But in his eyes sustaining that legitimacy depends upon the majority’s continuied obeisance to him. Dangerous.