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Thursday, November 8, 2012
Alan Caruba: Obama's Re-Election Means America is Committing 'National Suicide'
Topic: CNSNews.com

Alan Caruba -- he of the global warming denialism -- is not taking President Obama's re-election well, arguing in his Nov. 6 CNSNews.com column that America is committing "national suicide" in doing so.

After lamenting that "Romney, sadly, lacked sizzle," Caruba went into an all-too-familiar conspiracy-laden smear attack of Obama:

Obama has never had any real sense of how people feel about things that are important to them. Why should he?

He was raised in a communist cocoon in which family, friends, fellow students, teachers, and mentors ensured he would never be exposed to the fundamentals of free market capitalism that has been the bedrock of the nation’s prosperity. I have written repeatedly that he just does not like America and that this explains his view that our nation is not an exceptional place in which to live.

His mother was attracted first to an African and, after being divorced, to an Indonesian, both Muslims. And then she abandoned Obama to the care of his leftist grandparents. His academic life led him from Occidental College to Columbia University, and then onto Harvard Law School, all leftist strongholds and, yet oddly few of his fellow students even remembered him.

[...]

Despite four years of his campaign and his first term not enough Americans understood that Barack Obama is as alien to America as if he had come from some very different, very foreign place.

Caruba also writes:

In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior:

"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship."

As we first documented in 2004 -- when this quote started popping up in chain emails -- the professor's last name is Tytler, not Tyler, and according to Snopes, there's no evidence Tytler actually said this.

How apropos that Caruba's conspiracy-mongering ends with an inaccuate quote from a chain email.

Here's Caruba's big finish:

John Adams, Founding Father and the nation’s second President warned: "Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."

Today, conservatives in America are wondering if the 2012 election was a vote to commit national suicide.

Looks like Caruba's going to need more than a little healing -- and a lot of education in basic research -- to recover from this election.

UPDATE: Caruba's column is also posted at Accuracy in Media.


Posted by Terry K. at 10:40 AM EST
Updated: Thursday, November 8, 2012 5:22 PM EST

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