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February 7, 2009
Britain to America: 'What have you done?'
Melanie Phillips, British writer and the author of Londonistan, has written a scathing piece on America's new President Obama. Titled "America -- What Have You Done?" the article appeared in Saturday's Spectator.
Phillips is a no nonsense writer. Londonistan, with its frank discussion of the Islamization of England, earned her accolades for its honesty -- and death threats from Britain's Islamic community.
In Saturday's article, Phillips turns her keen eye to American politics. Here are two excerpts:
President Obama has had, by general consent, a torrid First Fortnight. To put it another way, it has taken precisely two weeks for the illusion that brought him to power to be exposed for the nonsense that it so obviously was. The transformational candidate who was going to sweep away pork-barrel politics, lobbyists and corruption has been up to his neck in sleaze, as eviscerated here by Charles Krauthammer. Despite the fact that he came to power promising to ‘ban all earmarks', his ‘stimulus' bill represents billions of dollars of special-interest tax breaks, giveaways and protections -- which have nothing to do with kick-starting the economy and everything to do with favouring pet Democrat causes....
I have argued before however that, given Obama's radical roots in the neo-Marxist, nihilist politics of Saul Alinsky, it is the undermining of America's fundamental values that is likely to be this President's most strategically important goal. I have also suggested that, since this agenda is promoted through stealth politics which gull the credulous middle-classes while destroying the ground upon which they are standing, his second-tier appointments should be closely scrutinised.
Melanie Phillips is a solid, no holds barred writer. Many American Thinker readers already follow her work. Saturday's article is especially instructive.
Hat tip: AT reader "merry