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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Is Obama a Brute or a Pushover?

Is Obama a Brute or a Pushover?: "The first is that he’s a dangerous leftist who threatens American freedoms. This story is told not only by the angry voices on talk radio, but by senior Republican leaders like Newt Gingrich. “The modern left is essentially proto-totalitarian,” Gingrich told the editors of National Review on Oct. 7. And President Obama “is a person of the left. The minute you accept that, you understand almost everything.”

The second story is the one we heard after the award of the Nobel Peace Prize. In this version, the president is a man without accomplishments—all talk, no action.

Obviously, these stories cannot both be true. Republicans will have to choose. Which fits the facts better?"

I don't know if Mr. Frum considered that neither is also a choice.

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