April 15, 2013

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Buried in this op-ed by former Bush speechwriter Matt Lattimer about Margaret Thatcher is this incredibly juicy nugget.

A few years later, when (William F.) Buckley questioned the wisdom of the Iraq war and George W. Bush’s 2008 surge, he was all but drummed out of the conservative movement. “If you had a European prime minister who experienced what we’ve experienced, it would be expected that he would retire or resign,” Buckley once said of Bush. For such apostasies, Bush aides threatened to ban Buckley from the radio airwaves. (I know because I was there.)

Wow! Can you imagine what the reaction on the right would be if Obama aides had "threatened to ban" say, Rush Limbaugh, from radio? This should be a big scandal shouldn't it?

Kind of makes all of that wingnut screaming about the FAIRNESS DOCTRINE!!1!11 during Obama's first term extra ironic, eh?

It's always projection with these people. Always.

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