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What Glenn said

Simple, simple stuff:

The failure of the Democratic Party to meaningfully oppose what was done over the last eight years is a crucial part of the story here and light needs to be shined on that as much as anything else. I don't know of a single person who has devoted themselves to arguing for investigations who contests that fact.

You'd think the Democrats would want to clear their names. And ours. Why don't they?

The Village is a sack of pus waiting to burst. The only question is how big the sack is.

UPDATE In a second post, Glenn gives the media critique. Here are the rules:

(1) Any policy that Beltway elites dislike is demonized as coming from "the Left" or -- in this case (following Karl Rove) -- the "hard Left."

(2) Nobody is more opposed to transparency and disclosure of government secrets than establishment "journalists."

(3) The single most sacred Beltway belief is that elites are exempt from the rule of law.

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Submitted by oceansandmountains on

This is just so disturbing:

The Establishment—the academic and policy elite, Wall Street, famous sexy people—are more invested in Obama than they’ve been in any president in decades. If Obama fails, a whole system will go down with him.

Our country has been reduced to fandom. At the one critical juncture when the Dems could have well and truly "cleaned house," both their own (expunging the past eight years of capitulation) and the country's, they have been mesmerized by the media's affections for their pin-up guy.

Submitted by lambert on

Like you said:

If Obama fails, a whole system will go down with him.

Indeed. It's what comes next that's the issue, then. What's nice here is that social issues finally broke our way. That puts the winger loons in the minority in any situation....

I can see ways that this would go very, very wrong -- and ways that this would go very, very right. Under the bus, things look different. It took around 3 years for Bush to be slowed in his career, though in 2006 we had a lot more hope for the Dems than we do today. So, I think 3 years is a reasonable time frame to turn this around, too. The Overton Window is already a good deal more left than it was. Partly due to the Dems who aren't part of the Big Money faction, partly due to people like us.