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By Michael J. Smith on Tuesday December 1, 2009 02:49 PM

This crossed my laptop today, from one of my lefty mailing lists:

I voted -- and asked people -- to vote for Obama.  I made my case on the grounds of what would better advance the class struggle.  I still think that, with the information then known, it was the best decision.  I didn't think I had high hopes or expectations about him as an individual.  I did think though that, under the right conditions, his personal background made it possible for him to become a decisive reformer, even if not an FDR.  But I think I was entirely wrong on that.  He is not one of us.  Period.  I don't entirely understand his motivations, but that matters little now.  I am convinced that this decision [about Afghanistan] offsets anything historically progressive that Obama may accomplish -- if at all.
Churlishly enough, I was tempted to respond that Obie told us all along what he was really about. Nothing he's done in office has added a jot or tittle to "the information then known."

But then early training took over, and I remembered what the man said:

Joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

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Joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

Testify, brother, testify! Though I still have to wonder how Obama could say he planned to send 20,000 more troops to Afghanistan during his campaign and all the Obamaphiles heard was "I am going to end the war in Afghanistan." I mean, no means no, right?

He was a bit more explicit about the Iraq war, making a promise to end the war that you can "take to the bank"...along with a few trillion dollars of the taxpayers' money. Well, he kept the latter part of the deal, anyway.

some lefty mailing-list dweeb writes:

...I made my case on the grounds of what would better advance the class struggle...

Oh, no, waitaminnit... y'mean, this doorknob based his decision to vote for Obama on the idea that it would... better advance the class struggle?!

Oh, gaaahhhdd. Please excuse me, folks, while I laugh until I piss myself...

And the Bamababies call the Palinites delusional.


i'm not sure the false hope in itself
was so horrorific or bathetic or farcical even

i see the outline of comprehension here
the return of the slow left shift of the super structure
as the repubs self marginalize
behind the new shaby little white squirts hope
lady palin

okay so the dems become the main wall street party
and obama becomes what jack kennedy couldn't become
the liberal face of ascendent liberal corporate amerika

the main street clashing plaid babbits
are getting
a down grade
and the ivy braided merits
an up grade

the brown left and the blanched right
will sort out their sell outs differently too

the coonskin cap crowd will rage rage
against the dying of the light

and the browns will get
the blanket toss for a turn

ob's afpak hussle looks clever to me

surge and withdraw

it worked in iraq eh ??

The line between pwoggie and freeper is a fine one indeed.

But this guy is just batshit.

Some may think the final straw that broke Obama’s support from PC progressives is his enthusiasm for warmongering. Or maybe the lies he told to pursue an empire in Central Asia. But in my opinion they are wrong. Not that these things don’t matter to progressives, but if we’re looking for the defining moment — admittedly hard to pin down — I submit it was the October nomination of a pesticide lobbyist to head the American trade delegation. After swooning over Michelle’s organic garden outside the White House, it was just too much for the Bamababies to take.

I just badly want to shake the repenters because I am 99% sure that their repentance will be over by the time I'm done typing this.

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