Friday, November 14, 2008

Reality Check on the Left

When Dubya was (re?)-elected in 2004, Marc Cooper spoke to Democrats the way P.J. O'Rourke's column this week spoke to Republicans.

In his last column for the LA Weekly, he again takes libs to task, this time for grumbling over new appointees that aren't progressive enough:

Obama is obviously an extremely intelligent, liberal politician and social leader whose objective is to build a liberal governing majority that can actually initiate and pass significant reform legislation. Sorry to break this news to you, but self-styled progressives, socialists and even liberals do not — even remotely — constitute an organized electoral majority in this country. So to pass that legislation, Obama must build working coalitions and alliances, and even, gasp, make deals with and compromise with a whole lot of unsavory people whom you or I might not want to sit in the same room with. That’s just one reason why he’s the president. And why the rest of us are arguing about this over Chardonnay and finger food

Read the whole thing. Or just read that piece I quoted there; that was a good one. And read Marc's blog, too, because now you can't read his column anymore.

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