Monday 12 July 2010 - Filed under Dumbassery
Krissah Thompson via The Washington Post on a new grass roots movement to promote progressivism and combat the tea party (as if the Obama administration needs help with signing in to law progressive bills):
In an effort to replicate the tea party’s success, 170 liberal and civil rights groups are forming a coalition that they hope will match the movement’s political energy and influence. They promise to “counter the tea party narrative” and help the progressive movement find its voice again after 18 months of foundering.
In my view, it was never a “progressive movement” that catapulted Obama to the White House, but anti-neo-con GOPism. We, at heart, are not a progressive nation. One needn’t look any further than the dismal approval rate for Obamacare to see that. A full half of the nation feel his economic policies are poor, with most disagreeing with the stimulus package along with the government co-opting of GM and his seeming endless need to spend and add to the already enormous federal deficit. Most American voters still trust the GOP more than demotards on almost every key issue, despite the shitty mess they left.
Obama’s problem is not one of marketing, which this new group maintains, but one of policy. It is not that he hasn’t gotten his message out, Or that it is not progressive enough, but that we, as a people, have rejected it. It is my experience that most democratic voters don’t vote for democrats because of their statist policy of big government or the redistribution of wealth, but because they view conservatard stances on social policy fucking draconian. It’s not that most libertards like Obamacare or the stimulus package (because they don’t), but that they hate republitard policy on gay marriage or drug law reform or getting involved in foreign wars. It seems to me that if republitards would remove God from their policy-making, the demotards would almost cease to exist.
2010-07-12 » madlibertarianguy