Sterling Ambivalence (sterlingnorth) wrote,
Sterling Ambivalence

Despite all evidence to the contrary. . .

I find it remarkable that both the far left and the far right convinced themselves that Barack Obama was (to steal Jane Hamsher's words and Quinn Hillyer's fears...) "the second coming of Saul Alinsky". At no point in his life did Obama exhibit signs of being a radical. (As an aside: The only persons who believed Obama could be a Marxist are those who think having Hussein a middle name is proof of being a Muslim and grounds for disqualification from American elective office. And this one particular person wondered why people would think she was racist when she innocently joked that someone looked like a gorilla.)

It shouldn't be surprising that fears and fantasies drove public opinion the way it has, but then again this seems to be a bit of evidence that the blogoshere again has allowed both sides to build their own reinforcing echo chambers and feedback loops.

Updated: Hah!
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