A Question

Here’s an issue I would like the Corner to clear up for me. Is their idea about Barack Obama’s crypto-radicalism that he’s wildly different from other Democrats, such that, say, Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin and Patty Murray are immune to these kind of accusations? Or is the idea that Obama, in secretly being a radical left-winger, is just typical of mainstream progressive politicians? I mean, given that Jonah Goldberg believes that contemporary American liberalism is a form of fascism, accusing particular liberals of having tenuous ties to obscure radicals seems a bit odd. It’s like harping on Hitler’s ties to Franco (except, of course, that in National Review-land Franco is a great hero). I mean, isn’t the real story here that Bill Ayers is a fascist?