Saturday, January 22, 2011

From Salon (A Must Read)

The Vindication of Dick Cheney

The vindication of Dick Cheney
(updated below - Update II - Update III)
In the early months of Obama's presidency, the American Right did to him what they do to every Democratic politician:  they accused him of being soft on defense (specifically "soft on Terror") and leaving the nation weak and vulnerable to attack.  But that tactic quickly became untenable as everyone (other than his hardest-core followers) was forced to acknowledge that Obama was embracing and even expanding -- rather than reversing -- the core Bush/Cheney approach to Terrorism.  As a result, leading right-wing figures began lavishing Obama with praise -- and claiming vindication -- based on Obama's switch from harsh critic of those policies (as a candidate) to their leading advocate (once in power).

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Stickup Artist said...

I think the 2 parties are a lot closer to each other than they let on with all their theatrics. Even the health care plan that the right appears to be so dead set against, is a resurrected republican plan.

mythopolis said...

Well, frankly I think one of these days, all hell is gonna break loose, in one way or another. Makes me want to go to the big flea market and find some of those late fifties Popular Mechanics mags offering instructions of how to build your own bomb shelter. I want to go live with the moles.