In a post on Saturday, Victor Davis Hanson echoes something our reader Leah said two-and-one-half years ago when she quipped that “Obama worship is the flip side of Bush hatred“. That sage scholar and pundit observes that soon after Barack Obama launched his bid for the White House, those who spent half-a-decade hating George W. Bush soon became enamored with Barack H. Obama:
Then the mad hatred turned to the mad worship. Do we remember the great campaign of 2008? The madness now metamorphosized, as an obscure, heretofore unremarkable rookie senator became the Great Savior who would deliver us from Bush. Newsweek declared him a god; almost nightly we heard of leg tingles and speeches comparable to the Gettysburg Address. To doubt was racist, to really doubt was un-American. But now there was no shrieking, shrill Hillary Clinton to scream that such dissent was not really un-American.
Via Instapundit. Read the whole thing.
Bush-hatred, Obama adoration, two sides of the same coin.