After all, the ends justify the means.
UPDATE: Here’s more on the hope and change policy for America from The American Spectator:
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The erosions of conservative rights will be incremental. Each one will have its own justification. Each one will be supported by the establishment media. Each one will be timed so as to allow the general public to become accustomed to it, to accept it as unremarkable, or even to come to regard it as a public good for the sake of keeping conservative “troublemakers” from fomenting disorder.
And the Obamessiah, still speaking frequently to stadia full of admirers, will provide a tone of reasoned moderation, combined with further appeals to hope, in order to justify it all.
These are the sorts of things Alinskyites do. These are the sorts of tactics used by ACORN, at whose conferences Obama himself regularly taught seminars on “power.” These are the sorts of policies favored by the academic left, Obama’s old milieu — the policies that favor speech codes and stolen campus newspapers and the firing of faculty for “offensive” remarks.
…Conservatives have fought things like this for years already, of course. But they’ve never fought it while the left controlled so many of the levers of power, and certainly not when the left was led by such a charismatic and near cult-inspiring leader who was so smart, so well steeped in these stratagems, and so fully supported by a Fourth Estate up whose legs warm feelings run every time he waxes eloquent.