“I can’t stand it,” [Van Jones, speaking at Comic-Con Netroots Nation convention Friday] said of criticism of Obama from the Left. “President Obama volunteered to be the captain of the Titanic after it hit the iceberg.”
But unintentionally though, Van’s stumbled onto the perfect analogy for a man determined to build a remarkably antediluvian bridge to the past. He’s the most racially divisive president since Woodrow Wilson. Similarly, as Obama said during a 2008 campaign stop at the University of Wisconsin, “Where better to affirm our ideals than here in Wisconsin, where a century ago the progressive movement was born?” (A movement then chockablock, even beyond Wilson, with racists and eugenicists; the JournoList’s collective obsession with racialist politics is, as with all of “Progressivism,” nothing new.) And who’s policies are have been dubbed by the JournoList-tainted Time magazine as “The New, New Deal” — the namesake of which was largely staffed by Wilson-era retreads.