Any Democrat would be at least marginally better than John McCain and Republican hegemony so I'm not particularly moved by the question of whether we are being led by a savior or a disappointment at this point. I just want to ensure that we don't have another psycho running things. I am interested in whether this nascent progressive movement can actually coalesce into something meaningful by gathering enough political power and cultural heft to actually do something. At this point I have no earthly idea if that will happen but I'm fascinated by the prospect.Vote Obama: He's None of the Things You Want! Tammy Wynette, eatcherhardout.
"This whole exercise testifies to what Lenin called 'an infantile disorder' of the American left," writes Pat Buchanan with delicious irony. I can only imagine his grin as he penned that citation for the pages of Mother Jones. For the past eight or so years, online progressives have remained in the blastocyst stage of development, unquickened and unensouled. Eight years of organizing and no movement? These, keep in mind, are the folks who drive by little ol' IOZ screaming that we are navel-gazing self-involved nihilistic narcissists who do and have done nothing to make the world a better place. At least this narcissist never claimed to be otherwise. Truth in advertising, motherfuckers.