The Corner

Deval Patrick Says GOP Opposition to Obama ‘Almost Seditious’

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, speaking at a law school forum, said that GOP opposition to the Obama program “is almost at the level of sedition.”

Patrick later said the phrase was a mere “rhetorical flourish,” but this isn’t the first — or the fifth — time a prominent liberal politico has accused conservatives of approaching sedition in opposing Obama administration policies. See, the “almost” part is key, because then it isn’t offensive, right?

I wonder when the governor and the rest on the left will figure out that this country’s now mostly-defunct sedition laws were used to harass Thomas Jefferson and the Reds, and little else.

UPDATE: I should have said Thomas Jefferson, the Reds, and anybody Woodrow Wilson didn’t like. Liberal fascism.

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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