Monday, April 06, 2009

Politics is Becoming Entertaining Again

I'm getting a charge out of reading the responses to Obama's overseas tour lately. If the man is good for anything, it's making extremists look twice as ridiculous than they would otherwise. By the way, "mooselimb" -- screamingly funny, because it's so meaningful. The dude is a moderate Christian, people! If you automatically oppose everything he does, OF COURSE you're going to contradict yourselves.

The rest of the world, it seems, is more sangine about the current American President.


Publius said...

Yeah. It's horrible when the New York Times says that Obama is just like Hitler. NYT: such a right-wing conspiracy.

Danielk said...

Gosh, that's a pretty loose reading of that particular column. I quote:

The economic benefits of this vast works program never flowed to most workers, because fascism doesn’t look kindly on collective bargaining.

You could take that to mean that anti-union people are JUST LIKE HITLER. The point is that Germans, like Americans in the thirties, employed stimulus measures during the great depression. Therefore, Americans were JUST LIKE HITLER.

And in fact, the Germans went further in their stimulus efforts and emerged from the depression faster than most.

Just to be clear, I don't think the Republicans are pro-nazi. Just pro-economic depression.