Högervågen har nått Sverige

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Rullar det en högervåg bland svenska vänsterintellektuella?
För några veckor sedan hyllade socialdemokratiske toppideologen Eric Sundström McCain på Expressens debattsida.
I SVT:s Debatt igår satt Göran Rosenberg och pratade om det amerikanska valet. Inte oväntat sa Rosenberg att han höll på Obama, men det var när John McCain kom på tal som den annars så koleriske gamle 68:an fick något milt i blicken och återkommande talade om hur ”spännande” McCain är.
Möjligen tjusas en före detta kommunist som Rosenberg av McCains kompromisslöshet.
Åtta timmar senare läser jag en hyllning till senaste Rambo filmen – på DN-kultur.

Själv håller jag på Obama. Men det är fullt möjligt att jag hoppar till McCains när jag sett John Rambo

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2 svar to “Högervågen har nått Sverige”

  1. Mackan Says:

    Obama? Du skämtar…

    Läs gårdagens WPost och lär: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/06/AR2008030603113.html?hpid%3Dopinionsbox1&sub=AR

    The effect of such sweeping invocations of unity is electric, particularly because race is the deepest and most tragic of all American divisions, and this invocation is being delivered by a man who takes us powerfully beyond it. The implication is that he is therefore uniquely qualified to transcend all our other divisions.

    It is not an idle suggestion. It could be true. The problem is that Obama’s own history suggests that, in his case at least, it is not. Indeed, his Senate record belies the implication.

    The Obama campaign has sent journalists eight pages of examples of his reaching across the aisle in the Senate. I am not the only one to note, however, that these are small-bore items of almost no controversy — more help for war veterans, reducing loose nukes in the former Soviet Union, fighting avian flu and the like. Bipartisan support for apple pie is hardly a profile in courage.

    On the difficult compromises that required the political courage to challenge one’s own political constituency, Obama flinched: the ”Gang of 14” compromise on judicial appointments, the immigration compromise to which Obama tried to append union-backed killer amendments and, just last month, the compromise on warrantless eavesdropping that garnered 68 votes in the Senate. But not Obama’s.

    Who, in fact, supported all of these bipartisan deals, was a central player in two of them and brokered the even more notorious McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform? John McCain, of course.

    Yes, John McCain — intemperate and rough-edged, of sharp elbows and even sharper tongue. Turns out that uniting is not a matter of rhetoric or manner, but of character and courage.

  2. Malraux Says:

    Inte Obama, Leo, inte Obama! Han låter som en mix av N. Klein och Noam Chomsky, tro mig. ;-))

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