The conservatives on the right are ranting and raving about the Muslim Brotherhood doing well in the elections in Egypt. Blaming Obama and the left for supporting the “Arab Spring”
Now I am no fan of the Muslim Brotherhood (though to be fair there are signs they are moving more centrist now that they have a role to play in government and not just opposing a dictator).
But, and it’s a big but. That’s democracy. Egypts first free elections in decades. And those that claim to support Democracy…well… should support the result of the democratic process.
But of course- many of the conservatives in this country still see Ronald Reagan as a hero. A man who took to new heights the US policy of supporting some of the most brutal dictators in the world, supporting juntas and assassination of leaders who had been freely and fairly elected by their people- because the dictators were less communist, or less socialist, or more willing to play the dance with washington.
Maybe time for a new republican tagline: Democracy- but only if it is in line with OUR interests.