- Feb 10, 2005
- Reaction score
- Montgomery, Al
The proggie (progressive) 180 on Gitmo is almost laughable. Consider the hate and derision that George Bush suffered because of Guantanamo Bay. Apparently some proggies referred to it as an “assault on American values and the shredding of our Constitution.” The lamestream media obsessed over it. According to a 2006 study by the Media Research Center, between September 11, 2001 and August 31, 2006, the nightly newscasts on the three networks devoted 277 stories to Guantanamo Bay. Not to mention that the closing of Guantanamo was one of Barack Obama’s main campaign platforms in 2008!
Fast-forward to the Obama presidency. Dear Ruler changes his mind, and Gitmo remains open to this day. The ObamaMedia coverage of this reversal is scant … almost completely ignored. And now, a recent poll found that 53 percent of self-identified liberal Democrats — and 67 percent of moderate or conservative Democrats — support keeping Guantanamo Bay open. Compare that statistic to those from February 2009, one month after Obama took office, and when it was still believed he would close Guantanamo, 64% of Democrats supported its closure.
In hindsight, the vehement oppositions seems a little transparent, don’t ya think?