GOP Liked 9/11 Better When It Was Scaring People Into Voting GOP

Monday, August 24, 2009

Over at The American Spectator, Matthew Vadum is decrying President Obama's plans to "desecrate" 9/11. How will he ruin such a hallowed date in our nation's history? Get this -- by making it a national day of service! I know, right? The nerve of that guy.

Anyway, buried within an otherwise predictable "anything Obama does is worse than Hitler" screed is a startling admission:
The plan is to turn a "day of fear" that helps Republicans into a day of activism called the National Day of Service that helps the left. In other words, nihilistic liberals are planning to drain 9/11 of all meaning.
Wow ... really?

Did Matthew Vadum just say 9/11 is a "'day of fear' that helps Republicans"? And that "all meaning" of the deaths of 2,993 people is to help Republicans win elections?

I mean, I knew some ultra-cynical conservatives think that way. But that one thinks it's OK to say publicly?

I guess in a party that welcomes birthers, death panelists, climate deniers and teabaggers, it's not much of a leap to make room at the table for 9/11 opportunists. But it's yet another sad measure of the state of political discourse on the right.