Progressive, Neocon, whatever - it's all Big Government
We've been arguing for some time (see here and here) that there's no philosophical or practical difference between the "Progressive" and Neocon agendas. Oh, how good it feels to see someone from the left validate that message. Here's Glenn Greenwald:
As I pointed out just yesterday, many Democrats not only passively acquiesce to Obama’s continuation of core Bush/Cheney Terrorism policies, but enthusiastically cheer it as proof that they, too, can be Tough and Strong (manly virtues demonstrated by how many human beings their leader kills from afar). So here you have Think Progress heaping praise on Obama for seizing what is literally the most radical power a President can seize: the power to target — in total secrecy and with no checks or due process — their fellow citizens for execution: specifically, assassination-by-CIA.
And check out this killer quote from Greenwald's article, one that every pro-war "conservative" should read and deal with:
It took Ron Paul — whom every Good Progressive will tell you is Completely Crazy and Insane — to point out to the GOP the rather glaring inconsistency between, on the one hand, distrusting government authorities to run health care, but on the other, wanting to empower the President to kill whomever he wants with no transparency or due process.
This is the trap grass-roots, patriotic Southerners have fallen into. They cheer on "the troops," no matter the mission, and submit to everything DC wants, from the Patriot Act, to illegal searches in airports, yet can't comprehend why our liberty is slipping away, minute by minute.