It is truly a sad day when someone like Christopher Buckley attributes a quote to P.J. O’Rourke that rightfully belongs to Thomas Jefferson.
As for his pathetic reasons for supporting Insane Obama, I think his personal god must be Janis, the god that had two faces. Buckley is definitely being two faced in his article. While he claims to be a small government man he is shilling for a man who is the exact opposite.
Until now Christopher Buckley wasn’t even on my radar. I think I’ll just place him back where he was previously, in obscurity. That is where he rightfully belongs. Anyone who takes him seriously is one of the kooks his father was trying to separate from the appropriate right wingers.
I, for one, was pleased by the endorsement. If I was forced (gun to my head and all that) to vote for one of the major party candidates, it would have to be Obama. McCain’s imperial ambitions are too frightening.
I could understand, not approve of but understand, a blind Republican backing.
However, what bothers me is little Buckley says:
He is, it seems clear enough, what the historical moment seems to be calling for.
Little Buckley is embracing the Obama dream.
Obama is probably the lesser evil because he could lead to a reaction and might not be as war mongering. And if he is war mongering, then conservatives won’t be blamed and mindlessly pulled along. We paleos then might be able to move in on neocon territory, since they’re sure to embrace whatever wars Obama proposes.
The neocon has yet to see a war he doesn’t like. Obama might well be the awakening of conservatives that we’ve been waiting for, because I don’t think conservatives will buy what Obama sells (perceived as a Democrat, liberal, and yes black). Pendulums swing both ways.