Dec. 2, 2011
Last nights podcast with Keith Boyea and myself focused on the increasing obvious corruption and erosion of civil rights, as typified by Obama and Democratic congress members not loudly and strongly opposing Sen. McCain’s noxious attempt to allow the military to indefinitely detain citizens. Aren’t Democrats supposed to champion civil liberties? If George Bush acted this the liberal blogosphere would be screaming. But apparently shredding of rights is ok if a Democrat is in power. I explained how this got taken to almost comical extremes when Crooks and Liars attacked Naomi Wolf‘s saying DHS (and by implication Obama) was behind the obviously concerted crackdown on OWS, that this was not only horribly wrong but that Wolf (oh the horror) “intentionally tried to stir the fires of anger and discontent and anti-government sentiment on an international level,” as if something was wrong with that. WTF? This shows how tepid liberal protest can be and how locked into the Democratic Party it is. Keith pondered the Republican race with its ever-changing array of candidates who pop up only to self-destruct. We both agreed Gingrich is a pompus gasbag with Keith thinking Republicans will start to line up behind Romney soon.