Ed Driscoll

Building a Bridge to 1912

Wow, and I was worried that the Titanic analogy in my last post’s headline was strained. But that was before I saw the new piece at the Daily Caller:

“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.”

No doubt Van Jones, the self-admitted Communist and 9/11 Truther, believes that George Bush secretly steered the icebergs into ship’s path.

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.

Personally, I’d like to see somebody with a roadmap that moves the country in a forward direction, rather than Barack to the Future.

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