March 19, 2012
thenewrepublic:

Could political anger really be on its way out? 
“When politics is not saturated by crisis, the months after a presidential election generally bring a cooler climate to Washington. We’ve been in a hot phase since about late 2005, when anger over the Iraq War peaked, and three massive change elections followed, in 2006, 2008, and 2010. Anger has been the prevailing tone of politics since the recession began, and the failure, before the arrival of the Occupy movement, of the President, Democratic politicians, and most progressive organizations to master the politics of anger has been central to the story of the last few years. But anger is a difficult force to sustain. Whether it’s left-populist anger, right-populist anger, or the anger of bankers whose bonuses are smaller than expected, it burns bright and eventually burns out.”
- Mark Schmitt, “Why 2012 May Mark the End of an Era of Political Anger”
Photo courtesy of The Boston Globe

Haha The New Republic is so idiotic and centrist you guys. “Hey we wrote a whole article about how political anger is so over because we just need to fill pages I guess.” You’re fucking worthless.

thenewrepublic:

Could political anger really be on its way out? 

“When politics is not saturated by crisis, the months after a presidential election generally bring a cooler climate to Washington. We’ve been in a hot phase since about late 2005, when anger over the Iraq War peaked, and three massive change elections followed, in 2006, 2008, and 2010. Anger has been the prevailing tone of politics since the recession began, and the failure, before the arrival of the Occupy movement, of the President, Democratic politicians, and most progressive organizations to master the politics of anger has been central to the story of the last few years. But anger is a difficult force to sustain. Whether it’s left-populist anger, right-populist anger, or the anger of bankers whose bonuses are smaller than expected, it burns bright and eventually burns out.”

- Mark Schmitt, “Why 2012 May Mark the End of an Era of Political Anger

Photo courtesy of The Boston Globe

Haha The New Republic is so idiotic and centrist you guys. “Hey we wrote a whole article about how political anger is so over because we just need to fill pages I guess.” You’re fucking worthless.

February 24, 2012
thenewrepublic:

Is intervention in Syria a moral and human imperative at this point?
“I don’t really think there is any kind of a reasonable argument against intervention in Syria. Quite the opposite: There is a moral and a human imperative to act that is larger than any nation’s interests and larger than any strategic calculation. That is so obvious it is an embarrassment to have to say it.”
—Kanan Makiya, “Interventionin Syria is a Moral and Human Imperative”
Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Cool war-mongering, The New Republic. Let me know how many of you will be picking up arms.

thenewrepublic:

Is intervention in Syria a moral and human imperative at this point?

“I don’t really think there is any kind of a reasonable argument against intervention in Syria. Quite the opposite: There is a moral and a human imperative to act that is larger than any nation’s interests and larger than any strategic calculation. That is so obvious it is an embarrassment to have to say it.”

—Kanan Makiya, “Interventionin Syria is a Moral and Human Imperative

Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Cool war-mongering, The New Republic. Let me know how many of you will be picking up arms.

August 25, 2010
"Obama appears to be saying that it is fine to prohibit gay people from getting married, as long as the vehicle for doing so is not a constitution. Presumably, then, he supports the numerous states that have banned same-sex marriage through other means, without resorting to a constitutional amendment? If so, he might be the only person in the country to occupy this narrow, and frankly absurd, slice of intellectual terrain."

— President Wilson was a jackass about women’s rights, and Obama’s a jackass on gay rights.

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