Roger Clegg (via Glenn) offered a slightly different take on the New York Times article I considered in my previous post. While, like me, Clegg finds the “renewed emphasis on [‘disparate impact’] lawsuits . . . disturbing but, again, not surprising,” he found the policy was nothing new:
. . . the issues raised by the Obama administration’s civil-rights policies will be important, but they will not be surprising or even new. Here, as elsewhere, it’s just the usual liberal nonsense, warmed over and worse.
Emphasis added. The usual liberal nonsense heated up with a extensive infusion of cash from a Democratic Congress eager to dole out dollars to favored interest groups.
Clegg’s words that Obama’s polices at Justice are little more than the “usual liberal nonsense warmed over” made me wonder yet again why so many on the left wax lyrical about Barack Obama. While kayaking with my family, I met a nice liberal woman from LA who was shocked (**shocked**) to learn that I did not think very highly of the President.
What, I continue to ask, justifies their enthusiasm for this man offering warmed over liberal policies?
He’s no new kind of politician, just a hard-core leftist* of the old school, with increased eloquence and a more powerful presence.