Thursday, January 24, 2008

"What progressive wouldn't want a "progressive Reagan"? " R.J. Escow and the idiocy of the Obamanites

Escow is providing cover for Obama's Reagan comment by saying "Here's what Obama was really saying, if you listen to his full comments: That Ronald Reagan took ideas that were out of political favor and re-injected them into the mainstream, thereby changing the course of political history."

Actually, Mr. R.J., if you really read Obama's comments instead of getting them second hand you'll find out that he specifically said that " He put us on a fundamentally different path, because the country was ready for it. I think they felt like with all the excesses of the 1960s and 1970s and government had grown and grown, but there wasn’t much sense of accountability in terms of how it was operating. I think people—he just tapped into what people were already feeling, which was we want clarity, we want optimism, we want a return to that sense of dynamism and entrepreneurship that had been missing.”

Obama is specifically saying that the 60's and the 70's created unaccountable excesses in government and that they sapped the spirit of entrepreneurism in the United States. That's a hell of a lot different than saying that he mobilized people.

You have to be the biggest fucking idiot on the planet to suggest that what we need is a "progressive Reagan". We want someone who was a figurehead who couldn't effectively govern, who was conservative to the point of pseudo-fascism and manipulated people in order to advance the corporate and Christian interests that his handlers wanted to see in place.

Yes, of course, a "Progressive Reagan". I wrote a post last week parodying Obama's Reagan comment by saying that Obama has endorsed Hitler in the spirit of rising above partisanship because he created the Autobahn and got Germany out of the Depression. It looks like you could equally say that Hitler was a positive figure because he mobilized the German people and advanced ideas that were out of favor, therefore revitalizing German political life.

And who doesn't want a Progressive candidate who can mobilize people like Hitler did?

1 comment:

kimchinam58 said...

Now that's funny, I don't care WHO you are...