As Likable as Michael Barone Is

AND AS THOROUGHLY knowledgeable as he is about the political scene in America, he seems to exhibit clear signs of the political Stockholm syndrome that overtakes people who spend too much time inside the Northeast Liberal Establishment Media Bubble (NLEMB). In an Examiner article, referenced by Glenn Reynolds, (to whom a tip o’ the tam-o-shanter), Barone goes all inside baseball on a semantic point of argument between himself and Barney Frank.

In the comments, there’s a firestorm of acrimony, because Barone mentions almost in passing, “Chairman Frank, whom I’ve known and admired since I was in college.”

I have to agree. Ecumenity aside, Barney Frank is an enemy of the people and deserves execution for treason for his behavior in the housing bubble alone, without regard to the rest of his tenure in Congress. But then, I think that of most nationally-elected Democrats. If they’re not actively involved in making political war on the People and Constitution of the United States, giving aid and comfort to our enemies, they’re passively complicit in supporting a program of treason by participating in partyline votes. It’s kind of like felony murder: If you commit a crime during the commission of which somebody is killed, you’re guilty of murder, even if you never actively moved to kill the victim. If you vote in favor of Democrat treason, you’re a traitor. Deal.

The “T” word, Alger? Over the top much?

Not at all. Go read Kim du Toit’s essay on why Democrats are traitors. In a nutshell, it’s because, in subverting the Constitution to pass their agenda, they are, in effect, making war on the U.S., the People, and the Constitution.

WHAT. EVerrr.

But worse… Well, no. Not worse. But perhaps more aggravating in Barone, who really ought to know better, is his even engaging in the semantic pattycake with Frank in the first place. The contretemps is over whether the Porkulus bill should be properly referred to as a Stimulus or a Recovery act.

It. Doesn’t. Matter.

Everybody knows that the naming of bills and acts is one of the most cynical acts of political fuck-you-ism practiced by legislators. Politicians lie when they name bills, and it’s one of the main sources of frustration with the would-be ruling class that they can’t seem to tell the truth to save their lives. It’s like, “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH.” No, chairman, you wouldn’t recognize the truth if it bit you on the ass. Which, as they say, is about to happen, come November.

In the comments to the article, somebody advised Barone to get help. I’d second that notion. Almanackally, he is too valuable a resource to have him go off the rails chasing useless ecumenity with people who, in the final analysis, aren’t fit for office.

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