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May 23, 2005

I Used To Be A Democrat, But...

-- by Dave Johnson

Controversial article in the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday, Leaving the left / I can no longer abide the simpering voices of self-styled progressives -- people who once championed solidarity.

But look at the links on the guy's blog. Federalist Society, Claremont Institute, National Review, Pacific Legal Foundation, Powerline. Far, far right stuff. This guy is a hard-core "movement conservative." I think the Chronicle got taken for a ride.

Update Someone else noticed...

Posted by Dave Johnson at May 23, 2005 7:57 AM

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I agree that this article is probably bogus.

Posted by: Marvyt at May 23, 2005 9:29 AM

Nice catch, Dave!

Posted by: Elayne Riggs at May 23, 2005 10:13 AM

I'm glad it's not just me. I read that article and was puzzled by the way the author kept spouting the hard right line while going on and on about what a big liberal he is, or was. Doesn't the Chron read what they publish anymore?

I mean, with lines like "Leading voices in America's 'peace' movement are actually cheering against self-determination for a long-suffering Third World country because they hate George W. Bush more than they love freedom." that sound like they're right out of NRO or LGF, no way this guy's a liberal. C'mon, good liberals break out in hives just reading that shit, let alone writing it.

And, yes, I do hate GW Bush, but I also hate it when the U.S. invades, bombs, occupies, tortures, loots, and otherwise behaves barbarically in a country for no solid or legal reason. I'm funny that way.

Posted by: Ginger Mayerson at May 23, 2005 11:43 AM

Good on you, Ginger! Especially like the last paragraph of your comment.
And good on you for posting this, Dave!

Posted by: Helga Fremlin at May 23, 2005 12:57 PM

I used to be a hard right wing neo-fascist. But I just realized that property is theft. Now I am a Democrat.

Uh, yeah.

Posted by: richard at May 23, 2005 4:27 PM

It's just like the classic RTPTroll move: "I used to be a Democrat", or "I'm really a moderate" followed by a barrage of Rove-generated talking points.

It's an indicator of how far behind the curve the corporate media is that they can't pick that shit up.

Posted by: paperwight at May 23, 2005 5:25 PM

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