Saturday, January 05, 2008

Obama And The Right

Is the right's current Obama tolerence only skin deep? Glenn Greenwald and John Cole think so. Love this quote from Greenwald:
There’s a prevailing sense that Obama is not as offensive to the right-wing GOP faction as other Democratic and liberal candidates in the past have been, or that he’s less “divisive” among them than Hillary. And that’s true: for now, while he tries to take down the individual who has long provoked the most intense hatred—literally—among the Right. But anyone who doesn’t think that that’s all going to change instantaneously if Obama is the nominee hasn’t been watching how this faction operates over the last 20 years. Hatred is their fuel. Just look at the bottomless personal animus they managed to generate over an anemic, mundane, inoffensive figure like John Kerry. At their Convention, they waved signs with band-aids mocking his purple hearts while cheering on two combat-avoiders.
Obama isn't courting the right, per se. I don't think he cares if the GOP powers that be find him offensive or not... he's a Democrat, not a Demopublican. He just happens to understand that the Democratic establishment and the Republican establishment have become so powerfully entrenched that they no longer serve their masters... they exist only to serve themselves. Americans have been deliberately divided because it's convenient for the machines (divide et impera).

Think about it. I'll write more on this later.

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