To those who might say that to me or think that of me, specifically, Fuck You.
This is really a nasty bit of internecine warfare that is spreading among Democrats as similar issues have already spread among those other guys. A listen to some of the Democratic primary discussions even among those running for local and state offices is eye opening. The demonizing of liberals. Not hard left fringers, but against those liberals who were once the party's mainstream.
Domestic spying by our government on its citizens offends to the core the Liberal wing of the Democratic Party. Maybe some of you remember us Liberals.
We're the ones opposed to war, both hot and the fucked up never ending GWOT that we continue to perpetuate
We're the ones in favor of social justice
We're the ones who want all Americans to have access to health care
We're the ones who want all Americans to enjoy the same rights and privileges.
We're the ones who want the government to stay out of our bedrooms, away from our bodies, out of our crotches
We're the one who opposed it when Bush did it. Or Bush. Or St Ronnie.
So next time you're inclined to throw that now tired talking point at us, forget it. You're just showing us who YOU are.
And if you're inclined to throw it at me, Fuck You.
The spying flap brought this to a head, but this has been going on for a while. With every issue where the people now in power favor what was the republican position just a few years ago, liberals get pushed back when we point out the inconvenient fact that the Democratic Party has moved demonstrably rightward.
Today's Democratic Party positions are in many ways indistinguishable from the liberal/Rockefeller wing of the Republican Party of just a generation ago.
Those of us opposed to all of this are not Paulites. We're your conscience. We remember.