I’m Still In Mourning about Benazir Bhutto, But…

I am gratified that more progressives are catching on to what Barack Obama is really advocating with his “new kind of politics.” Yes, he does constantly disrespect progressives. Yes, he is attacking Hillary and Edwards from the right, not the left. Yes, he is “reaching out” to people who could not care less what he does or thinks, and who would cut off their own hands before helping him in any way. Yes, he will not be the one to explain to the public how the conservato-fascists are wrong and the progressivo-liberals are right; he will not be the one to drag America back into the light; he will not be the new FDR we need in these horrible times.

Thank you, Paul Krugman, who has brought the danger of this rhetoric into sharp focus.

[via Avedon at Atrios’ place]

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5 responses to “I’m Still In Mourning about Benazir Bhutto, But…

  1. Southern Beale

    Tennessee learned with Harold Ford Jr. that no matter how far to the right a Democratic candidate goes, there’s still a big chunk of people who vote for an African American, no matter what.

    Sad that in this day and age we haven’t progressed further than that, but this is reality.

  2. Southern Beale

    Make that “… who WON’T vote ….”

  3. Sadly, I agree that they will not. Nor, I’m afraid, will they vote for a woman.

    It will be Edwards, the handsome white southern male, who will be the Democratic nominee…

  4. Southern Beale

    It will be Edwards, the handsome white southern male, who will be the Democratic nominee…

    Thankfully, I don’t have a problem with that! Better Edwards than Joe Biden or another “centrist.” Edwards at least has the right idea: no more pandering to a bunch of folks who would never vote for you anyway. Time to stand for something!

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