Sunday, August 3, 2008


A Nixon-era fossil remnant of Rockefeller Republicanism speaks:
There are certain kinds of signals. As a native of the south, I can tell you, when you see this Charlton Heston ad, 'The One,' that's code for, 'he's uppity, he ought to stay in his place.' Everybody gets that who is from a southern background. We all understand that.
Does the phrase "psychological projection" mean anything to you, Mr. Gergen? Allahpundit sez:
If you take this logic to its conclusion, there’s literally no non-racist way to accuse a member of a minority group of having an outsized ego.
Gergen is one of those vagabond Southern white liberals (e.g., Howell Raines) who love to put down everyone else as "racist," since in the liberal mind, the denunciation of racism constitutes public validation of their own moral virtue. (Thomas Sowell's The Vision of the Anointed explains how this liberal psychodrama works.)

Gergen is a profoundly deceitful creature, whose official biography begins by listing his job in the Reagan administration, even though (a) during both the 1976 and 1980 GOP primaries he worked against Reagan; and (b) he is not now, and has never been, a Reaganite. One recognizes in Gergen a too-familiar type in Washington, people who have convinced themselves they are engaging in "public service" as they backstab their way up the career ladder. Gergen has never served anyone's interest but his own.

ADDENDUM: I realize this assessment might seem harsh to those who don't know anything about Gergen's background, but his "reputation for opportunism" is well established, as this 1993 profile demonstrates.

1 comment:

  1. I'll have one with sauerkraut and mustard.