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  • An Exceptional Debate: The Obama administration’s assault on American identity

    02/23/2010 2:57:19 PM PST · by Delacon · 12 replies · 646+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 8, 2010 | RICHARD LOWRY & RAMESH PONNURU
    It’s almost a commonplace on the left that conservatives are “nihilists” for their opposition to President Obama. It’s opposition for opposition’s sake, an unprincipled exercise in partisan obstruction — mindless, toxic, destructive. When directed at Obama, “no” is an indefensible word, devoid of philosophical content. Another, different charge has traditionally been leveled at conservatives — that they are “radicals.” This criticism was made of National Review right at the beginning. Conserva­tives want to tear down the state, overturn precedent, reverse the direction of history. They are imprudent and incautious in their pursuit of a blinkered ideological agenda, in other words...