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Obama is not a fucking progressive


via Shakesville’s Kate Harding, old post but newly relevant:

http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2008/04/its-time-to-get-obama-skeptical.html

Progressives do not praise Reagan and Bush, or argue that religious politicians can’t be expected to leave their beliefs at the door just because of that whole separation of church and state thing. Progressives do not believe Bush hasn’t quite met the standard of “grave, intentional breaches to presidential authority.” Progressives don’t talk about solving the “Social Security crisis”–prior to his kidnapping, even Josh Marshall believed that. And hell, prior to that statement, Obama believed that.) Progressives do not praise gay men who do them the kindness of not “proselytizing.” Progressives do not ally themselves with vicious homophobes. Progressives do not support an immigration plan sponsored by John McCain, which does not include benefits or amnesty for undocumented immigrants. Progressives do not make it a high priority to demonstrate respect for people who do not believe in women’s bodily autonomy. Progressives do not brag about their ability to attract Republican voters. Progressives do not baldly state that they are unwilling to spend political capital on progressive issues.

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