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March 23, 2011

The normal American voter, today, is a communist.

She is not a revolutionary communist. She is a status-quo communist. She thinks of America as a commune: a big Brook Farm,
with Washington as mother and/or father, caring, sharing, providing, educating, punishing and guiding. She has stretched the mental modules which in a traditional human society would apply to her extended family, to cover the entire continent and probably the planet as well. Maybe she wants gays to be able to marry and maybe she doesn't. Maybe she thinks taxes are too low, or too high. But that's about the limit of her political imagination. -- Unqualified Reservations: President Obama, with a little perspective-- from November, 2008

Posted by Vanderleun at March 23, 2011 9:59 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The normal American voter today does not know the definition of "communist." The proof, Obama.

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell, Galveston Texas at March 24, 2011 5:42 AM

Well said Cilla.

I'm afraid I'm being driven to political despair and I can no longer keep these words from Mencius Moldberg out of ny mind.

"In the era of Barack Obama, Washington is one thing. It is progressive from top to bottom, east to west, and ass to elbow. Everyone with a real role in governing America, whether in the White House or the civil service, in the press or on the Hill, at Harvard or at State, in the Wilderness Society or on the Supreme Court, is a communist. I exaggerate, of course - slightly. But if you have fantasies of reforming this thing, of making it conservative or libertarian or whatever, you're either a fool or a fraud. Now and for the foreseeable future, you are for Washington or you're against it. And if we have Barry Obama to thank for that, God bless Barry Obama."

Posted by: Denny at March 24, 2011 6:34 AM

This isn't a new thing. Modern 'Conservatives' are very fine 'Progressives' themselves. Bush 'No Child Left Behind' II is a good example of this.

Nothing can be done about it, so you might as well relax and enjoy the show when the wheels come off.

Posted by: Quent at March 24, 2011 7:43 AM

The new batch will make great digital images for the new Dorthea Langes and the online Life Mag.
One hopes they can live long enough to be photographed.
Grit they don't have.

Posted by: Peccable at March 24, 2011 4:55 PM

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