[lbo-talk] A liberal geek defense of Ron Paul

shag carpet bomb shag at cleandraws.com
Sat Dec 31 08:35:25 PST 2011

At 11:14 AM 12/31/2011, Doug Henwood wrote:

>On Dec 31, 2011, at 11:08 AM, shag carpet bomb wrote:
> > as for people being mad at Obama as some sort of sign that they're not
> Liberals... I'd say that anyone who is disappointed in Obama is obviously
> a Liberal. A liberal actually takes these jokers seriously! Actually
> thought Obama would be different? Actually projected all those hopes and
> dreams on the guy? THAT's a liberal!
>It was not completely fanciful to expect that Obama would have been a
>little stronger - more a Teddy Roosevelt Progressive, with some modest but
>sensible regulation coming off the Second Gilded Age, if not an FDR New
>Dealer. Even against that modest expectation, he's been a disappointment.
>Also, a lot of liberals are civil libertarians, and must be shocked that
>Obama has turned out to be worse than Bush on those sorts of issues. I
>can't say I'm shocked, but I am surprised that he's *this* repressive.

but you're not mad or angry at him. that's the key. you aren't all worked up about it, as if there was some sort of betrayal.

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