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]