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Saturday, August 14, 2010

What Goes Around

Four years ago, when the liberal left was still making its bones red-baiting anti-war activists, their rising star in the DNC was exposed by Harper's magazine for having sold his soul to Wall Street two years previous. Two years ago, when this Black Messiah became their candidate for the Oval Office, they went into high gear as professional progressives, providing cover for his commitment to warmongering.

What I remember in particular during this period was blogging liberals expressing admiration for warmongering racists like Richard Nixon, Billy Graham, and Teddy Roosevelt, in order to prove how tough liberals are. Then when President Obama started going after unions and public benefits in order to finance globalized warfare, some of these self-identified progressives established themselves as the loyal opposition; still Democrats, still imperial, but angry about being cut out of the militarized gravy train.

Now that it has dawned on them that Goldman Sachs' golden boy has betrayed them, they get in a fit over such things as being marginalized by the White House press secretary. Maybe someday they'll discover that what goes around comes around.


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