I don't especially like his people punching
the dirty fucking hippies under the bed, but on the other hand if they
manage to convince people that Obama is a sensible centrist who wants
to do sensible centrist things like build SUPERTRAINS, get out of Iraq,
not torture people or invade random countries, strengthen labor
protections, reduce income inequality, improve education, provide
health care for people, and reduce poverty, while those DAMNED DIRTY
HIPPIES just won't shut up about their magic ponies, it's fine by me.
In Steve Hilderband's "trust us" caution today, I see a bit of a genius move: By all means, we must reject all the concerns of the die-hard
leftists, and instead, move sharply toward the center of American
politics, doing such reasonable, centrist bipartisan things as bringing
the troops home from Iraq, making health care affordable, and embarking
on a massive public works projects and using government policy to
eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels.
The parallels are just an interesting coincidence, I am sure.