[lbo-talk] BobboSphere is not disillusioned with Obama

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Wed Aug 3 09:24:09 PDT 2011

On 8/3/2011 9:18 AM, Doug Henwood wrote:

On Aug 3, 2011, at 9:59 AM, Julio Huato wrote:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/08/02/1002524/-Why-I-am-not-disillusioned-with-Barack-Obama [clip] The fractious and divided American left should get used to the idea...

Doug: Do you approve of this piece of nonsense, or are you forwarding it the way a pathologist might want to share an interesting lesion (a "fascinoma," I once heard) with colleagues? *****

Doug is rather kind to "this piece of nonsense." The writer first notes that "the left" is divided, and _then_ argues that this collection of unrelated individuals and groups shouod, as though it possessed a single mind, get used to this or that. The writer hasn't even begun to think of what would be involved. He is clearly not interested in the least of attempting to build a left but only interested in a peg on which he can hang his maunderings.

Julio believes that by endless preaching one can change the minds of the congregation. Even if that were true, it would still be silly because there is no congregation in the pews to listen to his persuasions.


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