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2/26/2005

Silver lining or wishful thinking?

"Toots" at the Democratic Underground (via Daou Report) thinks that Dear Leader George W. "will go down in history as being a Liberal Hero." Why?

I believe Nader was right. Things are going to have to get a lot worse before they get better and Bush* is the man to do that very thing. He will be responsible for the collapse of the Dollar and America's esteem world wide. There will be a backlash and Liberal values will become the Law of the land. We will decide it is in the interest of the USA to take care of it's citizens first and not let Corporate America rule over their lives. America will be on the point of total collapse before Bush*'s second term is done. Republicans will have proved beyond any doubt that they are anything but financial wizards. People are going to get fed up with having Christianity shoved down their throats and the two decade long "temporary insanity" that has overtaken America will be cured. America has a very bright future and it is all because of this Bush* Cabal. All we have to do is survive him now.


First of all, I've got to admire this guy's (gal's?) bravery; nothing can unleash latent liberal rage like saying "Nader was right."

And though I'd like to agree with the sentiment here, I'm not so sure it's correct. This understanding of politics as a series of backlashes--or, alternately, as a pendulum--is popular but not particularly well-established. I tend to think that the movement to the Right that is being made during the Bush years will be more or less permanent.

This is not to say that movement the other way will never come. But now it has farther to go than it would have under President Kerry. And any Supreme Court nominations that Bush gets will make their effects felt for decades to come.

Which is why, for lefties, this recent election was such a heartbreaker.

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