Krugman Redux: Hate Springs Eternal
by citizen53, Fri May 23, 2008 at 02:55:46 PM EDT
A short diary about the Clinton RFK remark.
The fact that Clinton even had to apologize shows just how ridiculous and cynical the partisans of hope are.
The feigned outrage is a farce. And Olbermann will have a special comment tonight?
Back on 2-11-08, Paul Krugman wrote:
Why, then, is there so much venom out there?
I won't try for fake evenhandedness here: most of the venom I see is coming from supporters of Mr. Obama, who want their hero or nobody. I'm not the first to point out that the Obama campaign seems dangerously close to becoming a cult of personality. We've already had that from the Bush administration -- remember Operation Flight Suit? We really don't want to go there again.
What's particularly saddening is the way many Obama supporters seem happy with the application of "Clinton rules" -- the term a number of observers use for the way pundits and some news organizations treat any action or statement by the Clintons, no matter how innocuous, as proof of evil intent.
What has happened? When did the progressive blogosphere become the opposite side of the same coin of those hatemongers on the right?
I just read someone calling it the regressive blogosphere. How very apt.
The whole political system and the media that promotes it, including the blogosphere, is so corrupt. We lecture about democracy and cannot even hold fair elections. Our campaigns resemble reality TV more than anything else.
We are a joke to the world.
When did we forget how the media sold us GWB and the Iraq War and now are no less blatant in the push for Obama. Yet now they are trusted? Think about it.
We will deserve whatever we get.