Obama has selected Yale’s Elizabeth Alexander to compose and read a poem. I still remember watching Maya Angelou read “On the Pulse of Morning” at Bill Clinton’s inauguration in 1993 — and thinking that American culture really was in a state of irreversible decline, as she indulged in that multicultural cataloguing of “the Asian, the Hispanic, the Jew,/ The African and Native American, the Sioux, / The Catholic, the Muslim, the French, the Greek,/ The Irish, the Rabbi, the Priest, the Sheikh,/ The Gay, the Straight, the Preacher,/ The privileged, the homeless, the teacher.”Oh yeah, "multicultural cataloguing" is a definitive sign that our culture is in "irreversible decline."
In the same article, he also manages to call the left "intolerant."
The left may be many things - even, as Kristol says, "hysterical," but intolerant? In comparison to the "Jesus Is My Homeboy"/"Barack the Magic Negro" Republican Party? Please.