I have mixed feelings about Noam. I can’t argue with the points he made in this segment. He understands the way the powerful elite has used language to pit the working people of the world against each other while they make off with the loot. And he’s right to criticize those of us on the left for failing to get our act together to deliver a different message. But in an ironic way, he’s part of the problem.
Oh, Noam's part of the problem? Not the little twit who has done more than anyone to breed animosity in PUMA? Noam's part of the problem and not the angry little brat Riverdaughter?
Here she is again:
For all of his justifiable criticism of the failures of the Obama administration, which he must known were coming if he was paying attention to the language of Obama’s 2008 campaign, he was willfully blinded to considering any of the other Democratic candidates as better options.
Oh, you stupid whore. Noam Chomsky endorsed Ralph Nader. I'm sorry that's too much for you little underfed, undereducated brain. But people are allowed, in the US, to vote how they want or not to vote at all. If you don't like that, Riverdaughter, you're going to have to move somewhere else to be pleased. That's how it works in a democracy, you stupid idiot.
She blathers on:
He didn’t like any of them, he says. Noam reminds me of the people back in 2000 who thought there was no difference between Republicans and Democrats. Well, there isn’t much difference now but back then there was.
I voted for Al Gore in 2000. Until 2008, I voted Democratic every time. (I voted for Nader in 2008. In 2012, I voted for Green candidates only.) But what was the difference between Al and Bushie? Wasn't Al the one in 2002 saying the US needed to attack Iraq?
So what's the big difference? Al was anti-choice and only became pro-choice to get on Clinton's presidential ticket.
There wasn't a lot of difference between the two.
I loathe Bush but Bush didn't own Congress. Dems could have stood up. They didn't. They took part in the war. Damn it, Ted Kennedy is the reason we have No Child Left Behind (teaching to test). Don't give me that crap. I'm so not into your little games, Riverdaughter.
Some people have guts. Noam does. It's too much for Riverdaughter.
Maybe Bill Clinton didn’t turn out to be the uber liberal that Chomsky and others like him were hoping for but there was a world of difference between him and the Republicans. In the same manner, there was a world of difference between the top two Democrats who ran. One lead from deeply held left of center principles; the other was just a brand who walked and talked like the finance industry that footed the bill for his campaign. The difference between them had everything to do with who was backing them. (Next time, pay attention.)
I love Bill Clinton. I've defended him many times. But I have no illusions that he was a great big lefty. Noam's values are different than mine and he's true to them and I'm true to mine. I wouldn't expect him to be a fan of Bill Clinton's. I would expect him to be factual in his remarks on Bill and he's always has been any time I've read or heard him.
Riverdaughter can't take logic. She can only stomach people who flatter her. That's why she's run everyone but Katie Bird off from The Confluence.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):