Friday, February 27, 2009

Have You Herd?


Obama is moving so quickly on so many fronts right now that it's been hard to keep track of everything. He's likely going to get most of what he wants, too. And the results will be transformative, more so than than the actions of any president since FDR.


How did we get to this moment? And why are so many people who ought to know better (I'm looking at you, establishment conservative punditocracy) simply waving it by? It's been an amazing development and I'm just gobsmacked by it.


I don't know what it's going to take for conservatives to snap out of it, but we have to find a way.


4 comments:

Gino said...

maybe its because the only true believers in conservatism are those without position or power.

dont worry, when they need people like you to vote for them, they turn all conservative again.

Right Hook said...

Or, as cartoonist Jeff Stahler puts it...

John Bunch said...

I don't know, defeating the USSR was pretty "transformative"...

Mark Heuring said...

John,

I agree - defeating the USSR was hugely consequential. But the thing is, that was always an existential threat off in the distance. What Obama has planned will certainly have more direct impact on the way we all live our lives. Put it this way - Obama isn't lacking for ambition in his aims.