02-07-2008, 07:41 AM
02-07-2008, 08:40 AM
Brilliant article - which is what we usually get from Justin...
I especially liked his assessment of the Democrats:
"The same fate awaits the Democrats: it looks like the pledged delegates – that is, delegates won fair and square in a primary – are going in their majority to Obama, while the "super-delegates" – party bigwigs appointed by the Powers-That-Be – could give the nomination to Hillary. This could set up a situation where the party Establishment defies the apparent will of the voters and crowns Hillary in a super-delegate "coup." One can almost feel the resentment, disappointment, and building anger that will rise up and smite the Democrats if and when this occurs. The whole process then becomes a metaphor for the cause of widespread voter alienation – the rise of a permanently-entrenched political class in America, similar to that which once wielded power in the former Soviet Union.
Obama's amazing rise is due almost entirely to his position on the war: he wants out by the end of '08, and so do most Americans no matter which party they belong to. This is why his rhetoric about being a unifier is not all that far-fetched: the major appeal of "change" as a campaign theme, in this context, means – first and foremost – abandoning our foreign policy of perpetual war. During his speech last night, it was Obama's lines about ending the war and bringing the troops home that brought the loudest sustained cheer: the crowd went wild."
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