Another Honest Liberal
Submitted By Todd on December 2nd at 8:06pm
MSNBC host Chris Matthews wishes he could have phrased his point about President Obama's speech at West Point last night a little better after he referred to the venerated military academy as an "enemy camp."I like Chris Matthews - he's passionate about politics, and he wears his liberalism on his sleeve. That's much better than the usual silent liberal news guys.
Matthews was saying that Obama was not getting the warmest of receptions from the cadets in the audience, and that his decision to make this speech at West Point was "interesting" because Obama "went to maybe the enemy camp tonight."Chris does need to learn that the troops work for the Commander in Chief, and that happens to be Obama. It's also likely that the majority of these young folks voted for Hope and Change, although they've also likely correct course since making that mistake. While most recoil at this sort of talk as an insult to the military, I think it's worse than that. It is an insult to the Democratic Party, an admission of their disdain for the strong defense of the nation. It feeds the growing perception, accurate, I think, of Democrats as "the other," those whose values are out of step with the mainstream of the country.