Speaking of the JournoList, former(?) member Ta-Nehisi Coates writes in the New York Times that Obama has become Dick Cheney. As Moe Lane writes in response:
1.Coates has it precisely backwards: we are not afraid of Barack Obama now. Which is why everybody in the GOP is mocking him. And while I mocked Barack Obama in 2008 I (and a bunch of other people) were effectively blocked from propagated by the mainstream GOP, which frankly was scared of Obama back then. This cannot be brought up again enough times: Barack Obama has always been like this. Some of us told you so, back then. You should have believed us.
2.Coates also seems to think that Barack Obama has turned into Dick Cheney. That is, of course, absurd: if Obama was Cheney he’d be doing a better job, not to mention a more ethical one. No, what Barack Obama has turned into is the nightmare devil-troll edition of Dick Cheney that lurks in the collective subconscious of the American Left. Which, again, both means less competence and ethical awareness than the original