In a “cri de couer” published in the Wall Street Journal last week, Liz Cheney rallied her fellow conservatives to the true cause, warning darkly that “if we don’t defend our freedoms now against the onslaught of President Obama’s policies, we won’t have to wait until our sunset years for American freedom to be a distant memory.”
Among other things, she writes:
“President Obama is the most radical man ever to occupy the Oval Office….
The president has so effectively diminished American strength abroad that there is no longer a question of whether this was his intent. He is working to pre-emptively disarm the United States. He advocates slashing our nuclear arsenal even as the North Koreans threaten us and the Iranians close in on their own nuclear weapon. He has turned his back on America’s allies around the world and ignored growing threats.”
It’s one thing to disagree with and criticize a political opponent. However, it takes a special type of paranoia-laced arrogance to publicly claim that your opponent, the twice-elected president of the United States, has taken it as his mission to undermine and weaken the country. People who believe and say such things disqualify themselves as credible participants in government.
And if ever backed by power, that degree of self-righteousness becomes very, very dangerous.
– Jay Bookman