Two years later, Pelosi is back to backing protest in the Occupy Wall Street movement.
I guess dissent is patriotic only when the target is a Republican administration or a private company.
Then there is war. President Bush got congressional approval and a resolution from the United Nations before sending troops to Iraq. Liberals later described this as illegal and unconstitutional.
Likewise, in 1986, liberals opposed President Reagan's decision to bomb Libya in retaliation for terrorist acts that were sanction by Muammar Gadhafi. Innocents would die, was the fear.
Lo and behold, 25 years later, President Obama shelled Libya without congressional approval or even a U.N. resolution.
While certainly I agree that getting rid of Gadhafi was worth the billion or so it cost, the Libyan mission clarified liberal views on war once and for all.
Indeed, like neo-cons, liberals now want to remove any and all dictators. Suddenly, it is cool to be the world's policeman. All right!
What is particularly amusing to me is how all these previously held political positions were couched in morality.
It was immoral to collect money from large donors until Obama did it.
It was immoral to borrow $4 trillion until Obama did it.
It was immoral to bomb the hell out of a tiny country just to remove a dictator until Obama did it.
Thank you, President Obama, for clarifying just how principled liberals are these days.