That does sound just like him, doesn’t it?

Bob Herbert, that is, as quoted by Cal Thomas in the San Antonio Express-News:

Writing in the New York Times, columnist Bob Herbert says: “However you want to define the American dream, there is not much of it that’s left anymore. Wherever you choose to look — at the economy and jobs, the public schools, the budget deficits, the nonstop warfare overseas — you’ll see a country in sad shape….We have become a hapless, can’t-do society.”

And I’m sure Herbert has no clue that it’s exactly because of what he and his kind believe in — a Big Daddy Government that does everything for its citizens and paying for it with the fruits of their labors whether the people want it or not, sapping the strength and vitality right out of the American way of life and the “American dream.” It’s not so much what John F. Kennedy said in his inaugural address now as it is “Ask what your government can do for you.” Liberalism has fallen so, so far in the last 50 years, and it really is a shame, too. I’ve heard it said that JFK would probably be considered a neoconservative today, and that does sound about right, though I don’t know that he’d be so willing to use military power to export American ideals as so many accuse neocons of doing.

I do wonder, though, if Herbert was so glum from, say, November 2008 to at least January 2009. I think I already know the answer to THAT…


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