It seems David Frum’s “axis-of-evil” has been replaced with a new enemy – the “axis-of-the-expendable,” or populist talk radio, once his greatest media ally but now his greatest embarrassment. The neocons loved when talk radio rallied the masses to support their war “ but in true elite fashion, now that they”re no longer needed, neocons are washing their hands of these rabble rousers and their rabble.
For all the yammering by talk-radio nitwits and GOP chicken hawks about “supporting the troops,” it’s quite ironic that these same pundits and politicians have had little to say about the many high-ranking troops who support Obama’s decision to close Guantanamo Bay. Throughout, the Bush presidency, I made the point time and again that thanks to talk radio, being a “conservative” now meant never questioning your government so long as a Republican was in charge. To not support the president in a time of war was not only unpatriotic, but anti-military, we heard time and again. Last week these same pundits and politicians not only refused to support their president and his decision during a time of war, but on torture and Guantanamo Bay “ they loudly and boldly opposed the military.
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