September 09, 2009

America's last True Conservative reacts

If you had to guess how Andrew Sullivan (no link, per editorial policy) reacted to his fantasy baby-daddy Obama's speech, would you say:

A) "God, that sucked."

B) "Hm. Well, that wasn't anything we haven't heard before."

C) "I guess he managed to hold his own after a brutal month."

D) "OMG THAT WAS TEH BESTEST. SPEECH. EVAR!!!!11!one!1!eleventy!!!"

I'll tuck the answer below the fold...

Yeah, like you didn't already know:

A masterful speech, somehow a blend of governance and also campaigning. He has Clinton's mastery of policy detail with Bush's under-rated ability to give a great speech. But above all, it is a reprise of the core reason for his candidacy and presidency: to get past the abstractions of ideology and the easy scorn of the cable circus and the cynicism that has thereby infected this country's ability to tackle pressing problems. This was why he was elected, and we should not be swayed by the old Washington and the old ideologies and the old politics. He stands at the center urging a small shift to more government because the times demand it.
He even managed to compare Obama with Edmund Burke and Adam Smith, saying:
It is a defense of limited but strong government. It is not anti-conservative.
Sure, Andi. Keep telling yourself that. I guess as long as people like Bill Maher keep having you on their shows as a "Conservative," you can keep on believing your own bullshit.

I'm surprised he had any time to write this stuff, considering all the time he must spend scrawling "Andrew Obama" and "Barack Sullivan" on his Trapper Keeper.

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