Greenwald on ‘repulsive progressive hypocrisy’

Once Obama got elected, turnout at anti-war protests dropped off a cliff. It’s clear most protesters were just anti-Bush, not anti-war.

Glenn Greenwald unloads against faux liberals and progressives, who now are a-ok with Obama doing what they protested against Bush for doing.

Repulsive liberal hypocrisy extends far beyond the issue of Guantanamo. A core plank in the Democratic critique of the Bush/Cheney civil liberties assault was the notion that the President could do whatever he wants, in secret and with no checks, to anyone he accuses without trial of being a Terrorist – even including eavesdropping on their communications or detaining them without due process. But President Obama has not only done the same thing, but has gone much farther than mere eavesdropping or detention: he has asserted the power even to kill citizens without due process.

Yet the sounds of protests from the Democratic Party and too many liberals is… crickets.

As Bob Dylan once scathingly sang, “you just want to be on the side that’s winning.” Such people are opportunistic and devoid of principles. I’d rather have a hardcore Tea Partier screaming in my face than have to deal with this kind of slimy backstabbing liberal. At least the Tea Partier has something he believes in.