We have to [celebrate Obama's Nobel Peace Prize] — at the risk of suggestions of treason — because ... why?The embedded link is to this item. The italics are Prof. Esenberg's.
Not only had I not said a single word about celebrating anything, but as commenter AnotherTosaVoter perceptively observes:
Your party has no credibility when it comes to outrage over being called traitorous for disagreeing with the President. You know it — though for partisan reasons you may not admit it on this blog — to be true that your party used patriotism as a political cudgel without giving a second thought from 2001 to, well, now.To which Prof. Esenberg responds:
I acknowledge that people on my side of the political divide have unfairly criticized opponents as unpatriotic ...Just not as often as ATV thinks, or something. So what was the point of all that, who knows. But the complete retraction is appreciated.
Now perhaps when President Obama is conclusively demonstrated* to have adjusted U.S. foreign or military policy to the specific pleasures of the Norwegian parliament, that might be somewhat interesting.
* A nut-right blogger shrieking at a tea party doesn't count.
eta: Liz Cheney — America must 'dominate the world.'
Talk about a chip off the ol' Marvel supervillain block.