"Almost every time Bin Laden's scalp was paraded around on its pike – all thanks to the warrior spirit and unflinching courage of our commander-in-chief – the crowd of progressives, liberals and party faithful erupted into a prolonged "USA. USA" chant. ...
It is a truly potent indicator that this grand achievement has become the greatest source of nationalistic pride. Americans once found national purpose – justification for their belief in their own exceptionalism – from inventing new life-improving technologies, or putting a man on the moon, or advancing the cause of equality, or vanquishing the mighty Nazi military machine, or enshrining unparalleled protections for core liberties in the constitution.
See article here.Now, many Americans find it in the heroic ability to hunt someone down who is in hiding, pummel his skull full of bullets even as he lay dying on the ground, and then dump his corpse into the ocean. That such actions are the new source of American pride, vindication of national greatness, was the claim made by President Obama when he first announced the killing ... "
Comment: And inside of this nationalistic warmongering and blood letting political ritual not a word from Tom about his extra-judicial assassinations of American citizens or his growing hit list, or his drone massacres of innocents, or his undeclared wars across the globe, and don't forget his failure to close Guantanamo.
Perhaps most striking in domestic policy terms, Obomber said zilch about the masses of unemployed and underemployed people he promised "change you can believe in".
It is one thing for liberals to sit around laughing at the idiocy of the party of Lincoln but from my vantage point there is little to distinguish either idiocy as less mad in real terms and especially in outcomes.
Nonetheless, if a real left existed among liberals the murderous fool in charge would hardly look so confident of continuing his murderous reign for another four years.
I have written elsewhere and stand by the conviction that "there is no democratic justice under this Uncle Tom (or his party) - to believe his bullsh*t is more than delusional at this point, it is downright deceitful."