Andy McCarthy on Stanley Kurtz’s “Singularly Stellar” Service To the Nation

I think there can no longer be any doubt: Andy McCarthy is suffering from delusional disorder:

I’d like to be on record about this before Tuesday.  We don’t know what is going to happen.  The polls, if they mean anything, appear to be tightening, and I am still hopeful that Americans will grasp the degree to which our liberty and security would be imperiled by an Obama presidency.  But let’s not kid ourselves.  This is uphill, and even if Obama is beaten, the resulting hand-across-the-aisle McCain administration will almost certainly be working with a Congress of significantly wider Leftist margins.  Things are going to get hard, no matter what happens Tuesday.

So before we lapse into dire straits or merely difficult ones, I want to take a moment to salute our colleague Stanley Kurtz.

As shown yet again today, the work Stanley has done over the last several weeks to educate the country about Sen. Obama — the job the McCain campaign wouldn’t do — has been singularly stellar, and often carried out under very trying circumstances.  Whether Obama wins or not, Stanley has done a tremendous service to the nation.  Months and years from now, if and when the reality of Obama cures the national infatuation with the hope of Obama, people will want to understand what happened and who this guy really is.  They will go back, again and again, to Stanley’s work.  There may end up being a lot of remorse if Obama is elected, but there will be no excuse that we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into.

Let’s zoom in on that third sentence in the first paragraph of the above paste (emphasis mine):

The polls, if they mean anything, appear to be tightening, and I am still hopeful that Americans will grasp the degree to which our liberty and security would be imperiled by an Obama presidency.

Scott Horton had some words of comfort for Sarah Palin when she expressed the same concern for Americans’ “freedoms” in an Obama administration, and I think they may help allay some of Andy McCarthy’s fears about our “liberty and security” should Obama become president (name substitution mine):

Does Sarah Andy mean a state:

  • That snatches its victims off the street, denies them all form of legal process and whisks them away to secret “blacksites” where they can be tortured using all the techniques described in Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon?
  • That arrests and prosecutes its political adversaries for imaginary crimes so as to eliminate them from the running in election cycles in which they could do some damage?
  • That destroys the careers of professional military men because they got promotions under a prior regime and therefore considers them disloyal?
  • That believes it can detain and hold its enemies forever without any charges or any evidence against them, denying them access to courts to prove their innocence?
  • That constantly manipulates the population’s fear whenever its public popularity slips and elections begin to approach?
  • That believes that it can make no errors, and that those who point to its errors are traitors?
  • That systematically spies on millions of its citizens in direct violation of a criminal statute which forbids such surveillance?
  • That signs new laws with its fingers crossed in the form of signing statements, so that no one knows whether the laws—or any part of them—will actually be enforced?
  • That lies to its people about threats from abroad in an effort to build popular support for a series of wars and then cites the existence of those wars as a reason to suppress dissent?
  • That nationalizes the debt of predatory capitalists so they suffer no punishment for their misconduct and then nationalizes major financial institutions, converting the nation’s free market system into a socialism in which crony capitalists are a privileged elite?

Sarah Andy, you have no need to fear the future.

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