Peter Fonda Turns On Obama

As most hardcore liberals do, Peter Fonda addressed his dissatisfaction with an administration policy by reverting to the ignorant tactic of name-calling. Fonda, an “environmental enthusiast”, called President Obama “…a f**king traitor…” because of his handling of the Gulf oil spill.

Personal attacks are a common reaction from the left when faced with a differing opinion on almost anything. Debate is dismissed because a religious-like belief in their own infallibility of ideas cannot face the reality of rational discussion. “Rabid” is not too harsh a word to describe a typical far-left reaction to disagreement over an issue.

It was not that long ago when the far left became rabid over being called “traitors” by some on the extreme right for not backing the war on terror. Going back further, the anti-war Hippies of the 60’s sneered at being called traitors, convincing themselves, and preaching, that dissent is the highest form of patriotism – until Obama was elected, that is. What a change of heart that brought about.

It is somewhat ironic (or, maybe, even hypocritical?) for Peter to choose the accusation of “traitor” to hurl at Obama since his big sister, Jane, has often been accused of being a traitor. She earned the moniker “Hanoi Jane” for her ignorant behavior during the Vietnam War. The book Aid and Comfort: Jane Fonda in North Vietnamby Henry and Erika Holzer provides a reasonable and documented argument that she did, indeed, commit treason and was not charged because of the political turmoil of the time.

Peter, however, has no such documentation or rational reason to call Obama a traitor. It is just a pompous, self-serving, exaggerated charge that brings attention to his personal cause, derails legitimate discussion, and inflates his ego. Big Sis taught him well.

David J. Hentosh


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