I posted a Greenwald column yesterday, but this one is too rich to ignore. Greenwald notes in yesterday’s column that Progressives have mastered hypocrisy and very few have seemed to notice:
Indeed: is there even a single liberal pundit, blogger or commentator who would have defended George Bush and Dick Cheney if they (rather than Obama) had been secretly targeting American citizens for execution without due process, or slaughtering children, rescuers and funeral attendees with drones, or continuing indefinite detention even a full decade after 9/11? Please. How any of these people can even look in the mirror, behold the oozing, limitless intellectual dishonesty, and not want to smash what they see is truly mystifying to me.
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The Democratic Party owes a sincere apology to George Bush, Dick Cheney and company for enthusiastically embracing many of the very Terrorism policies which caused them to hurl such vehement invective at the GOP for all those years. And progressives who support the views of the majority as expressed by this poll should never be listened to again the next time they want to pretend to oppose civilian slaughter and civil liberties assaults when perpetrated by the next Republican President (it should be noted that roughly 35% of liberals, a non-trivial amount, say they oppose these Obama policies).
Read the whole column here. In the past few years, Greenwald has become one of the most consistent and intelligent leftists still writing today. His writing and thoughts here show that critical thinkers on the left MUST reject Obama, lest the entire party line be shifted to a pro-violence, pro-corporatism ideology.