Originally Posted by cutthemdown
This one is all on dems. Obama is a nightmare and you all know it. This has to be one of the biggest letdowns for progressives since Kennedy was shot.
Obama has never even been close to being a progressive. He puts on the mantle of TR when he gives a speech in Kansas and then takes it off when he gets back to Washington. He is another in a long line of soulless pragmatists, like Kerry, like both Clintons. Where TR called health care a "human right" Obama is willing to accept the Heritage Foundation's public option which benefits corporations more than people. Obama is "...full of sound and fury, signifying nothing" to borrow from Macbeth. Washington is full of such democrats, who sing the song of progressive-ism publicly while secretly harboring the belief that reform is already dead. The rhetoric is required to keep the job. Washington is full of such soulless false merchants and bureaucrats.
But the Right? Oh, there you will find the true believers. The true radical revolutionaries. The real idealists. Too bad their ideals are grinding the American people back into Robber Baron paste.
Like Yeats wrote,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
Here. Listen to somebody who knows something, rather than Fox News for a change: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/303534-1