Jonah Goldberg of National Review is promoting (link) a reader's letter that suggests that Republicans laugh at and mock Barack Obama because he has a "glass jaw". Can the reader imagine William F. Buckley promoting such a childish, anti-intellectual plan? Wouldn't Buckley instead want to engage Obama in debate instead of engaging him in kindergarten taunts?
In fact, before the election, I pointed out that Obama did indeed have a glass jaw. However, I wanted people to take advantage of it in the right way: by pressing him on his flawed policies and his lies. Not by acting like five-year-olds. See this, this, and this for examples.
Please take a few moments and contact Goldberg and ask him to promote engaging in debate, such as with our question authority plan. Ask him to renounce sleazy, childish tactics and instead attempt to raise the level of debate in the U.S.
You can email him at JonahNRO *at* gmail.com or send him a tweet at @JonahNRO. Please contact your friends via social networking sites and ask them to do the same.
As a further sign at how childish the reader's letter is, Glenn Reynolds is linking approvingly to Goldberg's post (pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/92705).
Thu, 01/28/2010 - 21:01 · Importance: 4