BLOG: Liberal pundit: I trust Daddy!

Tom Jackson
Apr 7, 2011

Kevin Drum, a Mother Jones blogger, is ordinarily a reliable leftist.
But when President Obama wanted to bomb Libya -- without bothering to
ask Congress first -- Drum was OK with it:

"If it had been my call, I wouldn't have gone into Libya. But the
reason I voted for Obama in 2008 is because I trust his judgment. And
not in any merely abstract way, either: I mean that if he and I were
in a room and disagreed about some issue on which I had any doubt at
all, I'd literally trust his judgment over my own. I think he's
smarter than me, better informed, better able to understand the
consequences of his actions, and more farsighted. I voted for him
because I trust his judgment, and I still do."

So if Obama does the same thing a Republican president would have
done, Drum is happy. He must be happy a lot these days, what with the
expansion of the war in Afghanistan, continuing air strikes in
Pakistan, etc.

Drum posted the entry on April 1, prompting fears from his critics
(such as Brian Doherty at Reason magazine) that he was posting a
satire on extreme partisanship, and that he'd come back on April 2
with a new posting, something along the lines of, "Ha, ha, ha! You
really thought I said Obama could launch a new war on a Muslim country
anytime he wanted! April Fool!"

Nope. On April 2, Drum defended his post, although he argued that
readings of it had been "hostile": "But considering that the whole
point of my post was that my trust in Obama's judgment was being
'sorely tested' and that it was only intact 'for now, anyway' — well,
it seems pretty clear to me that I'm hardly treating Obama with
'uncritical adoration'."

In fairness, Drum ordinarily seems like a good blogger. After looking
at some of the other posts, I decided to follow him. Maybe he just had
a bad day?




I didn't see a post by Fruitcake.


Fruitcake, get up to speed with Japan.


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brutus smith

 omg, did you see a post by muffin????????????????????? Quit trying to be self rightous.

brutus smith

 omg, did you see a post by muffin????????????????????? Quit trying to be self righteous.

6079 Smith W
@ Muffin:   Glad I could help educate you. (I already knew about the tax hike idea.) LOL   So even IF a tax hike does occurs, you’re still OK with the U.S. having the second highest corp. tax rate in the world?   The tax hike is doubtful; Japan will do what the U.S. is do’n and deflate their way out by printing more and more currency.    

Regardless, with govt. debt that exceeds over 200% of GDP, an increasingly aging population and burgeoning health and welfare costs, Japan is in deep @#$%.


brutus smith

 Who pays the top Corporate rate fruitcake? GE? Exxon-Mobil? Who?

6079 Smith W
@ Dog breath:   Did you ever wonder why cos. like GE and XOM make so much of their profit overseas and then keep their capital overseas?   “Who Pays Corporate Tax?

The direct burden of corporate tax, of course, falls on the shareholders, including people who invest in stock through their pension savings accounts. But over time the burden of corporate tax also falls on employees through lower wages and upon consumers through higher prices.”   So why isn't Obie pushin' for higher corp taxes?     

et tu Brute   If a Corporation makes a profit and the government takes part of that profit.  The money did not originate at the corporation.  It came from the customer who purchased the product.


brutus smith

 omg, come back and post when you grow up.


Glad to see Winnie Smith is above "Ad homi nem attacks" . Really? Muffin man Dog breath? Your still quite the little bore aren`t you?

And what is with this Pete character? You claim to be a hard working taxpayer.yet you spend a lot of time on the Register websight. today alone 7:59 8:44 9:07 10:08 11:16 11;21 12;21. Working hard Pete or hardly working?

Erie County Resident

Somebody is getting their muffins all in a knot...LOL


Ah yes Brutie, If only you practiced what you preach.

digger nick

But that would make Brutie a Republican if he did that!

brutus smith

 What's happening Richard Cranium?  (goofus)


In regards to Obama in Libya, "NATO are liars. They are siding with Gaddafi,"  rebels are furious for the second time in less than a week NATO airstrikes kill rebels, rebels have been more critical of NATO and the US recently. NATO'S responce " we didnt know you had tanks" HAHAHHA,priceless, hey we are already there, lets take care of both sides?!

In Washington, the head of U.S. Africa command told a Senate hearing the United States should not provide arms to the rebels without a better idea of who they were, as many may have links to al Qaeda. Yes always good to know who you are helping out...priceless. 

brutus smith

 Yeah, kinda like Reagan arming Al-Quaeda and the Taliban and Iran in the 80's.


Brutus, I wont argue that one bit.