The Corner

Hackett On The “Un-American” Right

In one of those congratulations-on-your-loss interviews on the radical-left Pacifica network, Ohio’s Paul Hackett keeps finding that Bush and conservatives are “un-American.” I thought liberals hated that word.

AMY GOODMAN: You have called George Bush the greatest threat to this country. Why?

PAUL HACKETT: I think that any president, be he or she democrat or republican, who cultivates a sense that political dissent is unpatriotic, is dangerous. And I believe that this administration has cultivated a — almost a — forgive me, I’m so tired — he has cultivated a sense that political dissent is unpatriotic, and that is completely un-American.

And later, he does it again:

Well, I think everybody by now knows I’m pro-choice. And I think that is the only choice. I mean, the very simple way I explain that is I don’t need Washington, D.C. coming into my personal life, telling me, you know, how to live my personal life or dictating to my wife what choices she makes with her doctor. And not only is that un-American, it’s contrary to the Republican Party, as best known by perhaps Barry Goldwater.

Tim Graham — Tim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

Most Popular

Politics & Policy

Basta La Vista, Baby

Dear Reader (And especially Martha McSally’s dog), As I often note, I increasingly tend to see the political scene as a scripted reality show in which the writers don’t flesh out the dialogue so much as move characters into weird, wacky, confrontational, or embarrassing positions. It’s a lot like The ... Read More

Betsy DeVos Strikes a Blow for the Constitution

The Department of Education has issued its long-awaited proposed regulations reforming sexual-assault adjudications on college campus. Not only will these rules restore basic due process and fairness to college tribunals, but they also — given how basic the changes are — highlight just how ridiculous ... Read More
Politics & Policy

ABC News Makes a Serious Mistake

Today, across Twitter, I began to see a number of people condemning the Trump administration (and Betsy DeVos, specifically) for imposing a new definition of sexual assault on campus so strict that it would force women to prove that they were so harassed that they'd been chased off campus and couldn't return. ... Read More