I asked one of my co-workers – who claims to be a Republican, and supports all things Republican – how it’s possible to laud Ronald Reagan as a great statesman… but malign actors for having political opinions. She had no answer.
That leads me to today’s quick thought:
The current “attack” by the right wing against Sen. Obama is that he’s “radical”. Hannity and the right-wing attack machine has been hyping this big-time. This is just another bit of hypocrisy. The USA’s Republican party (I mean nearly all of the politicians and talking heads, mind you) has been radically right-wing for about thirty to forty years. So from the far far right, I can imagine a moderate seems far to the left. But that’s a wierd bit of relativism there – which is itself another irony.
Besides, can the leftists start saying “We were right?” now? Just in recent memory, we’ve been right about:
* The environment & global climate change
* The problems of sprawl
* The Housing Bubble
* Gasoline usage
* US role in torture
* Political Corruption
* The Iraq War
* Detriments of Globalization
Sure, maybe a few details weren’t quite right, but the broad direction was. So let me repeat that:
The left was correct. We told you so. Although we may not feel too sorry for you, we aren’t saying this to brag, or to make ourselves feel superior.
No. This is more like an intervention.
Will you at least *listen* now?
Before it’s too late?