Monday, July 01, 2013

"The Resemblance Is Characterological and Ideological"

"President Obama scaled back some of the Bush administration’s anti-terror policies—torture, warrantless wiretapping—but kept in place others. One could make the case that he did not change enough, but that is not a Greenwald sort of argument. He insists that Obama is worse than Bush. Obama’s health-care reform was not just a step along the way to Greenwald’s ideal, it was a monstrous sellout that probably did no good at all ('there is a reasonable debate to be had among reform advocates over whether this bill is a net benefit or a net harm.').
"This way of looking at the world naturally places one in conflict with most liberals, who are willing to distinguish between gradations of success or failure."

Jonathan Chait at New York compares Glenn Greenwald to Ralph Nader.

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