Monday, August 13, 2007

Quote of the day

"America, even if it shifts to the left, will still be a conservative force on the international stage. Mrs Clinton might be portrayed as a communist on talk radio in Kansas, but set her alongside France's Nicolas Sarkozy, Germany's Angela Merkel, Britain's David Cameron or any other supposed European conservative, and on virtually every significant issue Mrs Clinton is the more right-wing. She also mentions God more often than the average European bishop." - The Economist

Not just talk radio in Kansas - talk radio pretty much everywhere in America portrays Hillary Clinton as a communist (or a "fascist socialist" ala Neil Boortz or Mr. "liberal fascism" Jonah Goldberg.) Nevermind the religious right elements that literally believe she's an agent of Satan.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is one of the things I find so disappointing about pretty much ALL Democratic politicians. There is no real "left" in the US. the entire spectrum of the left vs. right in the US is so skewered to the right that the conservatives have already won, whether positions of power here are predominantly conservative or liberal.

I lived in New Zealand for three months & I tell you from personal experience, there is a world of difference. The "left" in this country is a joke.

For a long time I have felt like an alien in my own country, but after living in New Zealand, my perception of culture & politics has been forever altered (and yes, I'm working my way into moving back there permanently).

The majority of people here in the US are so insulated from what in the rest of the world constitutes "left" and "right" they really are clueless. But I guess we get what we deserve until people wake up & are sick of being used by the aristocracy in the US.