Obama Launches meme, Jonah Goldberg shoots it down

The narrative spinners in the Obama machine have recently deployed the term "Social Darwinism" as a weapon with which to define what Romney and the GOP would bring to the victim class. A clever tactic, for it provides a talking point, lending a veneer of intellectual sophistication to those who seek to whip up fears among potential voters dependent on taxpayer largesse, and get them out to the polls. They want you to die, as the former Congressman put it. It turns out that the veneer itself is synthetic.  In the Weekly Standard, Jonah Goldberg, a genuine intellectual historian as well as a pundit, peels back the tactics deployed by both the media and political arms of the progressive machine as they launched the meme into the media maw.  Before the handlers let the term escape the president's lips, they loosened up the soil for a couple of months, planting uses of the term in friendly venues. The term "Social Darwinism" turns out to be an intellectual fraud itself,...(Read Full Post)