Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Krugman on the potty. 

I think this is a good example of the poisonous sort of discourse that is now coming out about Obama, particularly from Dems and leftists a generation older. It starts with this seemingly pragmatic argument against him, and descends right into sheer paranoia and racism about his electability.

To me this is about years of Bush, disappointment, and trauma. Many of us simply don't want Obama, a candidate who really has a chance against the war/shit machine, to succeed. There is as much fear of success as there is of failure. Krugman is really on crack when he talks about the need for a progressive message-- this is the country that elected Bush over Kerry, for Christ's sake!

Unity and optimism are absolutely what are needed. They are in no way shallow or baseless. They are the keys to victory by any bloc at any point in history.


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