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No More "Mr. Obama Is a Nice Guy"

David Stuart Wrote: Apr 22, 2012 9:25 AM
I'm neither a politician who worries about his office, nor am I famous and worried about my reputation, so I can say this freely and without penalty: Barack Obama is NOT a "nice guy". He is a smug, conceited, arrogant, Marxist, Chicago-style thug who puts his arm around you and smiles to your face as he sticks a knife in your back. Michelle Malkin has it right.
There is a reflexive desire among a certain species of moderate Republicans to be perceived as "civil" by liberal opponents who believe that the mere existence of free-market, limited-government conservatism is an indecent affront to humankind. All aboard the U.S.S. Lost Cause.

This disastrous, bend-over bipartisanship is a hard habit to break. In 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain rode the "Barack Obama is a nice guy, but vote for me" wave to crashing defeat. In 2012, McCain's endorsee, Mitt Romney, has made "Barack Obama is a nice guy but in over his head" a standard stump-speech talking point.

Conservatives of good will who've...