The pompous windbag has died

William F. Buckley, Jr. died today. Dylan Matthews says:

He was an important figure, no doubt, but he wasn’t a good man, he wasn’t a sensible or fair opponent, and it’d be a shame if he’s remembered as such.

Despite his charming image, Buckley was a nasty racist who supported segregation & apartheid and defended Joseph McCarthy’s witch hunts. He brought conservatism to the mainstream, laying the groundwork for Bush and his ilk. Hopefully his ideas will die with him.

One response to “The pompous windbag has died

  1. That is what I love about liberals, they are just such nice people! Hopefully they can reach the point where nobody disagrees with them; the ultimate in intellectual diversity.

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