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July 22, 2009


President Obama could end this controversy by simply releasing his birth certificate. I suspect he isn't doing so precisely because he is smart enough to see that this matter helps him by driving his opponents nuts.

A weak parallel would be George W. Bush purposely mispronouncing the word "nuclear" in order to drive his opponents off the wall.


Are the Clinton years really the latest version of partisan "losing of minds" you can reference?

Nothing uttered by Democratic leaders druing the past 8 years years could have possibly been labeled worthy of "Bush Derangement Syndrome"?

Incidentally, I'm not sure what Brendan meant when he wrote, while discussing Clinton, "Things spiraled out of control soon afterward." Perhaps he's referring to the widespread myth that Clinton indulged in extra-marital oral sex in the Oval Office and then lied about it to the nation and under oath.

MartyB, what's the equivalent myth regarding the Bush administration that achieved equivalent elite support from Democrats and the liberal establishment? I can't think of anything comparable.

"Bush Derangement Syndrome"?
MartyB | July 22, 2009 at 07:25 PM
No; Republican derangement.
"Nothing uttered by Democratic leaders during the past 8 years years could have possibly been labeled worthy of":
More importantly, as David reminds us, Clinton lied about blow jobs.

"Myth" may be an understatement.

Its more a conspiracy theory.

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