[lbo-talk] Bipartisan imperialism

Marv Gandall marvgand2 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 9 09:27:17 PDT 2017

Why are liberals now cheerleading a warmongering Trump? Owen Jones The Guardian Sunday 9 April 2017

So now we know what it takes for an unhinged, bigoted demagogue to get liberal applause: just bypass the constitution to fire some missiles. It had seemed as though there was consensus among those against Donald Trump. This man was a threat to US democracy and world peace. . “This republic is in serious danger,” declared a conservative writer on the eve of the Trump triumph.

That this megalomaniac “pussy-grabbing” ban-the-Muslims ex-reality TV star would soon control the world’s most lethal military arsenal was chilling. Opposition to him would be uncompromising, a reflection of the Republican intransigence that Barack Obama faced from day one. It took less than three months to shatter these illusions. All it took was a man widely castigated as a proto-fascist to bomb without observing due process.

Let’s examine what is now being said about Trump…

Full: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/09/liberals-donald-trump-syria-missile-strikes?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=221103&subid=8195153&CMP=GT_US_collection

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