The Nation has tenured socialist Eric Alterman's defense of strongman Barack Obama:
Barack Obama is personally nothing at all like Richard Nixon. He is not driven by paranoia, insecurity, resentment or envy. He does not dislike gays or Jews or anyone else, apparently, owing to their ethnic background or sexual preference. I have trouble imagining him giving orders that he believes to be illegal.Who knew Barack Obama liked people who own handguns and are a fans of Roger Sherman ? Eric Alterman sure likes working at a place that is funded by Pell grants and federal research dollars like many socialists.