Google+
Close

The Corner

The one and only.

Obama Makes History--in Many Ways



Text  



It’s a great and historic moment. We have the  first black presidential nominee of a major party in the United States. As Jonah notes, however,  it’s unfortunate that the nominee is a liberal with  little experience and poor judgment.     And it won’t be the only first. In addition Obama will be

  • the first presidential nominee known to have a terrorist as a friend and working associate
  • the first presidential nominee to vote against a measure designed to prevent a form of infanticide
  • the first  Commander-in-Chief nominee  to dismiss as an elitist a veteran who spent 5 1/2 years being tortured by the enemy 
  • the first presidential nominee to favor giving habeas corpus rights to foreign terrorists
  • the first presidential nominee known to have a pastor who exclaimed “God damn America “
  • the first presidential nominee to state that he will talk without precondition to the leaders of state sponsors of terrorism
  • the first presidential nominee to support giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants
  • the first presidential nominee to assert that he’s embarrassed that his countrymen don’t speak French or German
  • the first presidential nominee to compare the U.S. infrastructure unfavorably to that of a communist country
  • the first presidential nominee to have a more extreme position on life issues than NARAL
Is whatever societal benefit that may be derived from electing the first black president worth having a president who has established the other firsts?


Text  


Sign up for free NRO e-mails today:

Subscribe to National Review