[FoRK] Obama: communitarian, redistributionist, confused? (from NYT)
jbone at place.org
Mon Aug 25 12:44:51 PDT 2008
On Aug 25, 2008, at 2:35 PM, Jeff Bone wrote:
> On Aug 25, 2008, at 2:23 PM, Lucas Gonze wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 12:09 PM, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
>>> You Shiny Happy Change people are going to install a guy who's
>>> going to
>>> wreck the rest of your professional lives on top of the disaster
>>> of the last
>>> 8 years, just in a different direction. I hope you enjoy what you
>> Ridiculous. Obama is politically bland and moderate. He's a wonk in
>> the Clinton style that emphasizes competence over ideology,
> You're smoking crack, Lucas.
Seriously, dude. Where in the WORLD would you get this idea? Even
his own party bills him as left of left-center and a true believer,
the flag-bearer of newly-resurgent 60s idealism --- in contrast to
Clinton. Obama's carefully-constructed image is as the most starry-
eyed True Believer to come along in generations. His *whole schtick*
is the rejection of realpolitik in favor of Shiny Happyism.
I don't think there's ANYBODY out there seriously trying to sell this
claim. Surely you aren't, either.
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