What It Means, and Why It Matters

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Aug 30, 2010 12:55 PM
Hugh Hewitt interprets the tremendous support for the Palin/Beck gathering on the Mall last weekend: It's a way for regular people to tell the elites "enough!" -- that it's time to "rewind and restart" the last two years.  In my view, what we are witnessing is a collective gag reflex from the body politic at the policy poison we've been force-fed over the past two years.

Indeed, the Obama administration regularly affronts the good sense and good judgment of more than two-thirds of Americans; the most recent example?  Its decision to report to the UN the federal government's suit against Arizona's immigration law as an example of the protection of "human rights."

When Jeanne Kirkpatrick decried the "blame America first" orientation of the left, this is exactly what she meant.   The Obama administration can't bring itself to discuss the links between terrorism and radical Islam, but is willing to denounce one of the United States for a law that does nothing but attempt to protect a state's security and sovereignty from illegal immigrants.

America repudiated the "blame America first" approach before, and will do so again.  Soon.  And it can't come soon enough.