…and nothing much has changed:
Well, we are about 5 months into the new presidency, we are still fighting two of Chimpy’s wars, the rich are getting bailed out while the working stiffs are getting stiffed, gays & lesbians are thrown under the bus by that fierce advocate, single-payer healthcare is officially off the table, there is no movement at all to investigate — let alone prosecute — any of Chimpy and Companies’ war crimes, our phones are still being tapped, torture is being defended, Gitmo most likely will not be shut down, and women are being terrorized into forced pregnancies by Xristian Xrazies with guns. Right wing domestic terror is taking hold of the country, but no one in charge is willing to call it that. It might upset the Malkkkins of the world.
…and in that post I concluded:
I’ve said it here before, and I will say it again now: This is Ronnie Reagan’s eighth term. Nothing has changed. Nothing.
But here’s the kicker: The Carebear will be a one-term president, and the next one will be a GOPer with a familliar name: JEB BUSH. You read it here first.
Ok, I’m not sure I got all of that right, but I’m willing to take my lumps on the Jeb Bush part. So why am I bringing this post from 2009 up again now? Because as I am often accused of plaigerising Charlie Pierce both here and at Watertiger’s joint (just because he is famous doesn’t mean he said it first), I want to note for the record that MPS was saying back in 2009 that Obama was choking by hippy punching and ignoring his base. Pierce now agrees.
Anyway, it is a great post (Charlie’s, and, well, mine isn’t bad), and his conclusion is that it is too late now to try to try to show that you are willing to fight for us; that was my conclusion 3 years ago.