More Ugly Questions


Did you enjoy your “peace dividend”?

Did you enjoy your “stimulus” money?

Do you think its wonderful that our Congresspersons and other federal officials constantly strive to make “our” lives better?

Isn’t a great example of bipartisan statesmanship that all our leaders got together to save “our” economy by giving billions to the New York banks and stock speculators?

Isn’t it good that both parties get together when necessary to kill dangerous people—as at Ruby Ridge and Waco?

Who* said: “Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle."  (This was before there was TV.)

How many serious books have you read this year?  (Books by Glenn Beck, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Mitt Romney, or Stephen King don’t count.)

Why is "Sojourner Truth" the second best known figure in American history among school children?  Who is first?

Remind me again, why did "we" invade Iraq?

What was Michelle Obama's salary in Chicago?

Can you name two plagiarists who were until recently members of the U.S. Senate?

(This may all seem like old news.  But Americans, especially Republicans, have such short memories that they have to be reminded over and over again.  Test: Do you remember Scranton?  Two years from now will you remember Pawlenty?)

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Clyde Wilson

Clyde Wilson

Clyde N. Wilson is a contributing editor to Chronicles. A retired professor of history at the University of South Carolina, he is the author of numerous books, including Carolina Cavalier: The Life and Mind of James Johnston Pettigrew and Defending Dixie: Essays in Southern History and Culture. He is the editor of The Papers of John C. Calhoun.

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