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Thursday, April 08, 2010

"at least then you'd know you were in a fight...."


... early on when people asked, "Would you rather McCain had won?" someone said, "At least then you'd know you were in a fight." And even though right now we are seeing Obama turn the Democratic Party into the Republican Party - only a more successful version, since it seems to have no real opposition - our ability to be outraged by outrages has dissipated with the knowledge that these horrific policies are occurring at the hands of officials with a (D) after their names. As if it was never the policies we objected to after all for eight long years. As if that (D) makes it all okay. But, dammit, it's not okay...

via Greenwald, Adam Serwer:

...From a civil libertarian point of view, we're in a much worse place than we were during the Bush administration, when Democrats were willing to oppose Bush's expansive claims of executive authority. Now we have only muted criticism from Democratic legislators and hysterical cries from Republicans that Obama isn't going far enough...

Oh, we still know we're in a fight, alright, but many people just can't seem to figure out what they're fighting. But it's all really pretty clear. Don't pay attention to the color of their skin, or the length of their hair, or their party affiliation. Don't pay attention to what they say. Look at what they do.

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