Here’s a new blog — Climate of Hate — dedicated to the proposition that hate lives! in political discourse in the U.S., especially on the left.
Clever indeed, and a blog whose time has come.
Seeing it, I am reminded of what I heard at a meeting of Oak Park leftists at the library in September of 2009, on the day after Obama had said, “The time for games [had] passed” in the matter of health care legislation in a speech to Congress.
“He gave us permission to hate the insurance industry,” said a Democratic Socialist, former Beye School parent (when my wife & I were Beye parents), former neighbor (a block over), who was busy at the time trying (without success) to get the village to enforce a “living wage” for its employees and employees of all who do business with or have received a subsidy from the village.
I’d been writing for the Wed. Journal of OP&RF, and his wife, also there to plan events etc., asked if I would be writing it in the Journal. (I wouldn’t, having resigned as columnist.) She clearly did not relish the idea, but he just wanted to be sure he meant health and not auto, etc. insurance. In fact, he was looking pretty pleased with having said it in my hearing.
And nobody else at the meeting (of 10 or so) seemed to object to his saying that, though not all would have said it. A fellow Dem Socialist (of America) seemed equally pleased, however.
Permission to hate, given by the president. What do you know about that?