Thomas Frank, who wrote the buffoonish What's the Matter With Kansas?
has been hired by the Wall Street Journal as their designated liberal. He checks in with a column today
on Barack's comments about Gods, Guns and Gays:
If Barack Obama or anyone else really cares to know what I think, I will simplify it all down to this. The landmark political fact of our time is the replacement of our middle-class republic by a plutocracy. If some candidate has a scheme to reverse this trend, they've got my vote, whether they prefer Courvoisier or beer bongs spiked with cough syrup. I don't care whether they enjoy my books, or would rather have every scrap of paper bearing my writing loaded into a C-47 and dumped into Lake Michigan. If it will help restore the land of relative equality I was born in, I'll fly the plane myself.
This is something that always amuses me about liberal commenters; because they always believe that things are bad and getting worse, they often engage in nostalgia for the past, which is (of course) a distinctly conservative trait.