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Please show this article to any of Obama's remaining supporters who are not delusional

Yeah, I'm an optimist. Via VastLeft, in the Glob:

The Democratic [sic] president typically offers up GOP leaders of the past as evidence of a Washington that can work to pursue big ideas and rebuild the economy. And by doing so, Obama hopes to persuade voters of all political leanings that he, like his Republican predecessors, is a reasonable moderate. At the same time, he's casting Romney as a candidate who would embrace too-conservative policies out of step with most Americans.

Obama invoked Reagan's name four times this week in a speech to The Associated Press annual meeting.

"Give him ___ months!" "It takes 60 votes!" "11-dimensional chess!" "Make him do it!" "He's smarter than you!" Readers, feel free to add more alibis in comments.

If Obama's fans would just be honest and say Obama's their guy, no matter what, that would be fine.

But no. Take the ACA. ObamaCare is RomneyCare. It was conceived in the hallowed halls of the Heritage Foundation, and first implemented, yes, by Mitt Romney. And that bill is what Obama supporters want to "riot" about; a neo-liberal giveaway to the health insurance companies with a few sweeteners, designed to head off single payer.

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Submitted by reslez on

And that bill is what Obama supporters want to "riot" about; a neo-liberal giveaway to the health insurance companies with a few sweeteners, designed to head off single payer.

So are the Obama supporters "stupid, and/or evil"?

Maybe they should be called tyranny advocates.

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Submitted by propertius on

was Reagan "reasonable" or "moderate"?

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Submitted by albrt on

I thought the theme of the speech this week was obvious enough that some non-trivial fraction of his supporters might figure out what is going on - Obama is pushing twenty year old Republican policies. All the time.

But then I thought some of Obama's supporters might notice when he said in the State of the Union speech that the thing he is most proud of is his effectiveness at carrying out extra-judicial killings. As far as I can tell they didn't.

Or when his attorney general said the only necessary due process for enemies of the state is to have a committee think about it for a few minutes before ordering an assassination. Not much reaction.

The one thing his followers will not forgive him for is if he becomes too obvious. His followers are pretty thick, but somewhere there is point beyond which he cannot go. I would have thought we passed it a while back, but apparently not.

Maybe when the Obama campaign officially adopts the slogan:

"Obama - Twenty years behind today's Republican party and catching up fast."

Seven more months, and the economy teetering the whole time, if we're lucky. This thing isn't over.