"Yeah, King is a scary-ass proto-fascistic nut-job like that crazy Michelle Bachtman kook up in MN. The Republicans are insane messianic miltiarists and misogynists and racists and so on. Christ, look at Sarah Palin. But here’s the thing: do we need the GOP back in power so that Iowa City- (and Ann Arbor- and Madison- and Blloomington, IN- and Hyde Park- and Upper West Side- and [you get the idea]) -style "progressives" can remember how to subject policymakers and politicians and other ruling elites/classes to critical scrutiny and resistance? So-called ‘liberals" are looking the other way when Empire’s New Clothes ("Wall Street Barry" Obama) does one thing after another that would really piss them off if a McCain-Palin adminsitration was doing it.
For a semi-recent summary of things that Obama gets far too much of a free pass on from "liberal left" Americans (along with some reflections on frankly pathetic liberal-progressive surrender) see http://www.zcommunications
On the Democrats: http://www.zcommunications