So, I'll do my small part to help them get attention. Tina Brown knows her marketing -- that's why she has chosen such a revoltingly weird duck as Sullivan to write a piece of propaganda that would make Stalin defenders blush -- it's controversial. I would like to make it clear that I'm not comparing Obama with Stalin. Some people have problems whenever you mention two people in one sentence -- they think you're making a direct comparison between the two. There are many differences between Stalin and Obama -- for one, unlike Obama and Sullivan, Stalin was mostly honest within his party and among his loyal supporters about his propaganda campaigns. Newsweek is not concerned with accuracy, facts and truth, which are so boring and unhelpful at times -- they need readers, dammit. Come on people, pay attention.
Sullivan loves Obama, and this is understandable. When you love someone you're blind, as they say -- you can't see the flaws, like the ones listed here by Conor Friedersdorf -- http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/01/dear-andrew-sullivan-why-focus-on-obamas-dumbest-critics/251528/.
We've all been in love, so Sullivan can be forgiven. Tina Brown can be forgiven, because her Newsweek rag is in trouble. No one is reading it. What is a person to do when their enterprise is flopping like a flounder out of water? You throw it in water to save it. Tina Brown is saving her flounder -- she's throwing her flounder in a sea of lies...oh, nevermind. Although it smells fishy, it's understandable. Modern liberalism is dying, so, Tina shouldn't feel so bad. It's not just her inferior magazine -- it's the whole philosophy, if it can be called a philosophy. Sullivan's painful love for Obama, enduring The One's painful betrayals, can be compared to modern liberals who once thought the Democrat Party would bring about an enlightened age of technocratic proficiency. Little did they know that modern liberalism itself, steeped in statism, is doomed to failure. Sullivan's love for Obama is doomed to failure, unless Sullivan has accepted the contradictions and now embraces the pain of betrayal as the price love extracts when the heart's muffin is a ruthless statist with no respect for constitutional limits, and you, the faithful lover, are a professed defender of liberty. When love succeeds under these conditions, that love is kicking. The heart has reasons the head will never understand, so go figure.