I call it Progressive’s Pixie Dust Syndrome, the belief that if progressives can just convince Obama to do the right thing, then he will! Pixie dust will then be spread across the land and all will be well, as errant Dems come to their senses and we all sing “Cumbaya” together. Sadly, Michael Moore has an extremely serious case of PPDS as witness his How Democrats can avoid catastrophe in November.
If you’re of a mindset that believes a return to 2001-2008 would be sheer insanity, then you probably agree we’ve got no choice but to save the Democrats from themselves.
Not without a price tag. Not without forcing concessions from the Obama Administration. Otherwise you’re just a chump and they know they can punch you and you’ll do nothing. (Just like what congressional Republicans are doing to their Democratic counterparts.)
He then posits 5 things Dems can do to get that pixie dust here ASAP. However, none of them have the slightest chance of happening. Plus, his first choice shows his ignorance of the current financial crisis and how it was caused.
1. Immediate wall-to-wall tv ads, internet videos, and appearances hammering who the hell put us in the misery we’re in.
Bush and Co. also caused the biggest collapse of our economy since the Great Depression.
This is patently false. Bush & Co. played a part in it, sure. So did Bill Clinton as president when he cheerfully aided and abetted in the repeal of Glass-Steagall, which deregulated the banking industry and directly led to the crisis. Both parties have plenty of blood on their hands here, are beholden to Wall Street money, and have gutted the regulatory agencies. Obama has given hundreds of billions to the banksters, allowed accounting regulations to be further gutted, all for bankster’s gain and to the detriment of the rest of us. To think he will magically reverse course now is delusion.
Sorry Michael, the pixie dust just ain’t going to happen. Our problems are systemic, deep-rooted, and both parties are complicit.