Friday, February 03, 2017

The left helped elect Donald Trump

Matt Davies

The left-wing Counterpunch vilified Hillary Clinton all through the primaries and the general election to help Donald Trump become president. 

Now it's "Never mind": Counterpunch is calling for Trump's impeachment!

A small sample of the hysterically anti-Hillary stories by Counterpunch before the election:

The Chaos of a Hillary Clinton Presidency: Corporate Dominion and Open Rebellion

As an antidote to this crap, see Demonizing Hillary by Susan Faludi and Smearing Hillary.

Counterpunch wants you to hate liberal Democrats (How Pure is Your Hate?):

Fellow workers and citizens, how pure is your hatred? It’s easy to hate on openly authoritarian, loathsome, right-wing political personalities and institutions like Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, Donald Trump, the Koch brothers, Paul Ryan, the Republican Party, the Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, Breitbart News, and FOX News. There’s no serious mystery over what those malicious people and entities are about: the ever upward distribution of wealth and power.

The bigger tests are supposedly liberal and progressive personalities and institutions like Barack Obama, the Clintons, Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Party, George Soros, the Brookings Institution, the Center for American Progress, the “Public” Broadcasting System (“P”BS), the Washington Post, MSNBC, and the New York Times.

These people and organizations are no less committed than the nation’s more transparently right-wing counterparts to the nation’s unelected deep state dictatorships of money, empire, and white-supremacy, but their allegiance and service to the nation’s reigning oppression structures and ideologies is cloaked by outwardly multicultural, liberal, and even progressive concern for the poor and nonwhite...

Counterpunch advertises itself as "The Fearless Voice of the American Left Since 1993." Don't be afraid to hate! 

How brave do you need to be to be a leftist in the US in 2017? Not at all, actually. 

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