Who knew there was such an organization? But there is, and they’re worried about (annoying capitalization and typo in the original) Obama’s leftism:
AMERICA CANNOT AFFORD CORRUPT WELFARE PROGRAMS LIKE FANNY MAY & THE OBAMA TAX PLAN.
- 8 YEARS OF AN OBAMA-PELOSI-ACORN ADMINISTRATION WOULD GIVE AMERICA:
- 8 YEARS OF SPREAD-THE-WEALTH SOCIALISM,
- 8 YEARS OF CHICAGO-STYLE CORRUPTION, &
- 8 YEARS OF UNITED NATIONS-STYLE FOREIGN POLCY
IT WOULD GIVE US A GOVERNMENT THAT IS TOO STRONG AT HOME AND TOO WEAK ABROAD. IT WOULD BE TOO EXPENSIVE & FAR TOO DANGEROUS.
The case that never gets made is that the consistent political philosophy of Ayers and his associates continued to warp the mission of the Democratic Party long after the Weather Underground has become nostalgia, and that Obama is the philosophical offspring of the movement birthed by radicals such as Ayers.
And, like the Volgi’s complaint that American liberalism has been vitiated by its refusal to condemn radicalism, Greenwald points out that it’s liberals old enough to remember history who are most worried about the radicalization of the party. Alas, younger generations may already think that Move On, Kos, et al., are mainstream liberals, not hard-left activists. Heck, they don’t sound any different than their college professors! And Jon Stewart doesn’t make fun of them like the idiot Republicans!
Ah well, interesting times.
Oh, and a P.S. to the ‘Puter. I don’t think we’ll have Canadian-style speech police, but I don’t think we’ve got anywhere near a meaningful First Amendment when it comes to political campaigns (thanks, John McCain & President Bush! That oath you took “to preserve and defend the Constitution?” Grrr.) and potentially over the airwaves (Ghettoputer’s original point); plus, we’ve got hate-crime (thoughtcrime?) laws. How hard is it to imagine “hate crime” legislation being applied to online expression? I mean, it’s a couple steps down the road from where we are, but how hard is it to imagine a left-wing Justice Department going after some blogger writing “hate” material (and remember, the President will belong to a suspect class, so, hey, maybe political criticism will be subject to strict scrutiny…), abetted by a supine judiciary. I’m not saying it will happen, but I don’t think it’s outside the realm of possibility.