Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Here are two related hypotheses about Obama's maltreatment of progressives

Related: We're in denial about Obama's true position because we can't face that he's not now and never has been progressive; and/or what he says is subject to the McGurk Effect, so that during his campaign his transformative image caused us to receive from his lips the message we wanted to hear rather than the meaning he spoke.

1 comment:

Kyle said...

I never thought the man was a progressive. I hoped he was a proactive populist Democrat, enlightened about civil rights and social and economic justice; one who might reverse some of the damage caused by 8 years of reactionary injustice and greed; who could empower the working people to start gathering back some of what's been cast to the wind. ... Oh well.