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Anyway I am pretty sure almost everyone will disagree with me on this, but since you asked, J Danknich, that's my opinion of him. EDIT: And the fact that he bagged Isla Fisher has disgruntled me even further. : )
So Obama's not doing his job because we aren't doing our jobs? Or wait, is he saying some people don't do their job, so Obama shouldn't be expected to do his job? Or is it that we should be doing Obama's job for him? I'm lost. What about people who don't have jobs because Obama's not doing his job?
I agree with you though that a lot of these people don't even know what they are talking about. They find ways to cram anything they like into Democrat, anything that they don't like into Republican, without regard to the reality of the respective ideologies.
"Well I am kind of late to this party, but here goes.
Rowling is a bigtime lefty, even naming her daughter Jessica after Jessica Mitford, the English communist writer who is Rowling's hero. Further, the entire fandom that has sprung up around Harry Potter is leftist, focusing on such issues as gay rights and global warming. Have you been to the website of The Harry Potter Alliance? They compare global warming deniers to the Ministry of Magic (in the books) in how the Ministry denied that Voldemort had returned. I'm not saying all fans of the books are leftists, I am saying the officially sanctioned fandom is made up largely of leftists (i.e., Rowling supports these sites and what they are saying).
Ahem, that being said, I totally agree with your assessment. Great article. Sums it up beautifully. One of the writers on BH once said that whenever leftists try to create a liberal hero, they often wind up unintentionally creating a conservative hero. I think that is what Rowling has done.
One example of this is Dolores Umbridge. I remember in the comments on an HP site once, someone was comparing Dolores Umbridge to the Republicans (well, like I said pretty much everyone on those sites is a leftist). And all I could think was, 'Are you kidding me? Dolores Umbridge is big government bringing change to Hogwarts. Sound familiar?' (This was right around the time of the 2008 elections). Another time a big point was being made that the books supported some leftist view (I forget what it was now), and I replied that one could just as easily say the books were anti-government because Harry is constantly at odds with the corrupt and inept Ministry of Magic. I got flamed and called names."