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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
WND's Mercer Loves Monarchy, Not Democracy
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Ilana Mercer really, really doesn't like democracy.

In her May 20 WorldNetDaily column, Mercer declares that "If forced to choose between the mob (democracy) and the monarchy, the latter is far preferable and benevolent," emphasizing her point by calling American revolutionary Thomas Paine "an 18th-century Che Guevara."

Mercer went on to praise the British royals' service in war, adding: "This is precisely what the Bush girls ought to have done in Iraq or Afghanistan, but didn't. Both the queen's grandsons, I venture, show more mettle than most members of America's pampered political dynasties."

Mercer also perpetuates a falsehood:

The democratically elected ruler has no real stake in the territory he trashes during his time in office. It was no mere act of symbolism for the Clintons' staff to have vandalized the White House on the eve of their departure.

In fact, as we've detailed, a GAO investigation could not find any evidence that Clinton's staff left the White House in any worse condition than the first Bush administration left the White House for Clinton, and a review by the General Services Administration determined that "the condition of the real property was consistent with what we would expect to encounter when tenants vacate office space after an extended occupancy."

Mercer has previously expressed her love for homogeneous societies, her fondness for an error-prone, immigrant-hating researcher, her love of Michael Vick's dogfighting, and waxed nostalgic for racism-driven immigration policies.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:45 AM EDT

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