David Horowitz is not a stupid man, but he does say stupid things, and, apparently, he thinks his audience is stupid.
The reason we don't attack him is obvious, but no one will say it out loud. I will: It's because the color of his skin is black. It is because Obama is a minority that nobody will hold him to a standard or confront him with what he has done.Who are these timid Republicans that fear to criticize Obama? Is Horowitz one of them? Even before he took office, Paul Broun was comparing Obama to Hitler. Trent Franks called him "an enemy of humanity." Michele Bachmann speculated about his "anti-American views." Other prominent Republicans have made Stalin comparisons, called him a tyrant, a dictator, "a low-level socialist agitator," and hinted that he's the Antichrist. These days, the crowd-pleasing favorite is to say he needs to be impeached for something, though they're not sure what.
Those are only the politicians. Maybe it's non-politicians that have been cowed into silence by Obama's color. Does Rush Limbaugh tremble in fear? How about Mark Lewin, Glenn Beck, or Michael Savage? Does Fox News only sing Obama's praises lest they be--gasp!--criticized? No. They seem to be just as critical of Obama, if not moreso, as they are of other Democrats. Perhaps it's only the common man who fears to criticize the president. Republicans would never be brave enough to form a group named after a popular hot beverage and gather in public waving signs that feature Obama's face PhotoShopped as h Joker, as a witch doctor, or into an old Nazi poster. They would never call him the "lier in chief," a "half-breed muslin," or a "theef." The average conservative on the road is far too fearful to put a bumper sticker on his SUV that says "Buck Ofama," "Stop the Obama-nation of America," or "Don't Re-Nig in 2012."
Of course, Horowitz doesn't believe the things he says. This is pure pandering. He's telling is audience that they are the lonely few, the brave truth speakers. The real stupid radiates out from anyone who would believe that.