Friday, May 20, 2011

Liberalism and its Discontents

Never thought I'd be telling my reader to go read a Ted Rall piece.

But this description of how his criticism of Obama from the left is being kept out of the press by editors who don't want to see criticism of The One is fascinating. You should read it, but here are some quotes from people who refused to run Rall's work:

"I am familiar with and enjoy your cartoons. However the readers of our site would not be comfortable with your (admittedly on point) criticism of Obama."

· "Don't be such a hater on O and we could use your stuff. Can't you focus more on the GOP?"

· "Our first African-American president deserves a chance to clean up Bush's mess without being attacked by us."

And there's one guy quoted in here that made me gape with disbelief:
"So what should I think about [the war in Libya]?," asks Kevin Drum in Mother Jones. "If it had been my call, I wouldn't have gone into Libya. But the reason I voted for Obama in 2008 is because I trust his judgment. And not in any merely abstract way, either: I mean that if he and I were in a room and disagreed about some issue on which I had any doubt at all, I'd literally trust his judgment over my own. I think he's smarter than me, better informed, better able to understand the consequences of his actions, and more farsighted."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The scariest part of the whole darn thing is when he calls Bill Maher a libertarian.

That being said, it is sad that he didn't quite realize that the power hungry liberal left is just as eager to use phone taps and curtail civil rights as the power hungry right. They like the same thing: power. Where it comes from and who had it last don't matter.

Anonymous said...

I think that last guy that left you gaping in disbelief is actually Barry himself. Yes, he IS that full of himself I believe! LOL

What an imbecile - Soetoro is far from smart. Far from it.

tanksoldier said...

They are just as fanatical in their belief, their FAITH, as any bomb-wearing jihadi.

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