If anyone doubts the insanity of the right, this should convince you. Eric Cantor gives a speech to the Heritage Foundation bashing the Obama administration's record on national security, particularly the nonproliferation strategy and ends to a rousing chorus of booes and disapproval.
Cantor went wild over the White House’s nonproliferation agenda, vowing to “turn back harmful treaties like START.” What I'm sure Cantor doesn't realize is that eliminating a pillar of the nonproliferation regime would be tantamount to turning over what has historically been a major conservative rallying cry, led by none other than President Reagan himself (whom Cantor reverently invokes in the preamble of this speech). As Reagan’s own Secretary of State, George Schultz recently said, “[President Obama] is doing an excellent job. He has put the vision out there and keeps it out there. The nuclear posture review shows he is being careful about American national security at every step. The conference of world leaders on securing fissile material is the right thing to do. Who is going to disagree with that?” Eric Cantor, apparently. Read more...
After Cantor stirred these neocons into a froth over nukes, Iran, Muslim-hate and the kitchen sink, the Q&A session was spirited.
The seriousness of Cantor's event at the Heritage Foundation was captured nicely by an exchange during the Q&A. An attendee asked why the president should not be considered a "domestic enemy," to the delight of the assembled far-right crowd.
Cantor smiled, but responded that "no one thinks the President is a domestic enemy." The comment generated boos from the Heritage audience.
I'd like to thank Eric Cantor, the Koch brothers and Richard Mellon Scaife for confirmation that they have all lost their minds. The problem, of course, is that they want to take a good chunk of the electorate with them and will stop at virtually nothing in this 2010 cycle to do exactly that.
The Koch PAC, defense PACs, health, pharma and financial PACs are smoking with the smell of big bucks being spread over Republican PACs. They like insanity. It puts them in control, or so they think. They will stoop as low as they need to and stop at nothing to defeat our current President. But "domestic enemy"? Give me a break.