Friday, February 11, 2011

Thoughts on Egypt

Remember when white folks in Eastern Europe took to the streets and the President was all like, "Tear this wall down!" ? Don't seem to hear the same sort of rhetoric when it's brown folks in the streets.
Jared Ball of Black Agenda Report sums up the hypocrisy nicely in this piece.

Perhaps all the silence relates back to Obama’s continued Reagan-like behavior and what this means for the Left in this country. If Obama is only slightly better than Reagan on foreign policy but just as bad as Reagan domestically then all of his supporters have a real river of hypocrisy to cross. His policies on education, taxes, war and the poor look a lot like the Ronnie Ray-Gun policies we once knew were no good. His extension of the Patriot Act, Today's Counter Intelligence Program, seems eerily familiar too. And until he does so Obama is like Reagan in having pardoned no political prisoner. Maybe that is the dilemma. Having to discuss the real Ronald Reagan might also mean having to discuss the real Barack Obama.

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