What’s to say? His nomination was literally celebrated by Iran. He’s an anti-Semite, an apologist for Islamic terror, a willing participant in the gutting of our military, and a man who told an Al-Jazeera reporter that yes, America is in fact the world’s bully.
He is, in fact, a mirror to Obama’s own post-colonialist academic radicalism — albeit one who isn’t “historic,” and so can without concern and in good conscience be dismissed as the dangerous, bigoted crank he is, should the Senate nut up and just do it.
I’m going to put this as bluntly as I know how to: Anyone who votes to confirm this man is at the very least a dangerous incompetent, and at worst, anti-American, anti-Israel, and pro-Islamist.
Deal with it.
It’s bad enough that we have to listen to putative Republicans (hint: if you vote for Democratic Presidential candidates consistently, you are no longer a Republican, even as you make your money being trotted out as one) like Colin Powell throw their support behind this stammering, clueless, Jew-hating piece of warmed over 70s radicalism. But it’s worse still when you realize that it is your existential enemies — states who have committed themselves to your destruction — who are most excited about your potential Defense Secretary (and this coming on the heels of their delight over your choice for Secretary of State).
If the GOP would draw their line in the sand here and now, they’d be able to run on security and foreign policy — as well as the economy — come next election. At which point maybe they’ll put up a candidate who doesn’t spend the foreign policy debate agreeing with nearly everything the leftists are doing to destabilize large swaths of the globe.
Just a thought. Unhelpful though it may be.