Obama the Duce

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Maybe every president is a totalitarian fruitcake, but this speech is skin-crawling. Touch but the hem of his garment, and through the power and glory of coercion, he will cure cancer, fix the economy, educate children from birth(!) through college, and dry every tear. And as the Soviet Congress (or is it the 1930s Italian Parliament?) applauds The Leader, he calls for more nationalism, even claiming that “America invented the automobile.” In fact, of course, it was Karl Benz.

8:50 pm on February 24, 2009