Bill Kristol Coins '9/11 Generation,' No One Accepts This Coin
New York Times "lightning rod conservative" columnist Bill Kristol wrote this morning that Barack Obama is a fraud. Like most things Bill Kristol writes about, this is old by four news cycles. He lies about which church services he attended once, in the past! And his preacher is like a terrorist or sump'm! After a wry introduction involving Ben Affleck and a nightclub, the always deft Kristol dispels any notions that America's Youth may be "Generation Obama." Instead, they are the "9/11 generation."
But what does that mean?:
So in fact, "Generation Obama" is just a fancy name for young activists for Obama. But the (remarkable) conceit is this: The "next great generation" of Americans can appropriately be called "Generation Obama."
Now I'm actually a believer in the next generation, which one might call the 9/11 generation. Many of its members seem more serious and impressive than we baby boomers were when our elders were foolishly praising us, 40 years ago, as the best-educated, most idealistic generation ever. Many of the best of this young generation are serving their country -- either in the military or otherwise. Some are in politics, working for various causes, liberal and conservative, and for various candidates, Democrats and Republicans. But surely there's something creepy about a campaign claiming them as "Generation Obama."
Yes, "Generation Obama" is the creepiest thing of all time! It is at least 75 million Ron Paul Liberty Dollars creepier than the "9/11 generation." The 9/11 generation is a title that is completely free of Creep.
Either is less creepy than the "Zach Braff Generation," however.
Generation Obama? Perhaps Not. [NYT]