William Norman Grigg writes:
He does have a certain facile glibness of the kind often mistaken for wit, as we saw when he dismissed charges that he is a socialist by “confessing” to sharing his brownies in kindergarten.
At the risk of committing heresy, I have to point out something His Holiness sought to conceal: Socialism isn’t about sharing one’s own brownies, but rather about the forcible collectivization of brownies by seizing them from others at gunpoint – and then the ever-escalating use of lethal violence to regiment society once the inevitable shortage of brownies (or bread, or any other good subject to distribution through political rather than economic means) develops.
All State efforts to redistribute wealth and regiment the economy are, in principle and generally in practice, warfare against the rights of the governed. Obama’s most impassioned supporters, some of whom have sung arias lamenting the criminal foreign aggression carried out by the Bush Regime, are already chanting hymns of praise in anticipation of the Holy One’s war against the American bourgeoisie.
And let us not forget:
Judge Napolitano correctly points out that Obama, whose absence during critical votes has been a consistent trait of his legislative career, made a point of being present to vote in favor of renewing the PATRIOT [sic] Act and the revised FISA law that supposedly authorized unconstitutional electronic surveillance. (Not mentioned in that interview, but relevant to this discussion, is Obama’s explicit disavowal of any intention to pursue investigations or criminal prosecutions of Bush administration figures implicated in torture and other abuses once he is in office.)
‘Change’ my ass.