The battle seems to be pitched among the libs as to who’s the purest. Ed Snowden = hero = “good” lib; Ed Snowden = lying attention-seeking cowardly traitor = “bad” lib. It’s as though some in the liberal community have suddenly grown handles and spouts, rivaling the tea party for its small tent. Remember the tea party in its heyday, when one had to hate “big” government, taxes, and Obama or be kicked out of the tent?
I figured that once the smoke cleared around the Snowden mess, most liberals would come around. A lot of people jumped on the first “Snowden=hero” bandwagon that rolled by, but remarkably few jumped off when it became clear that Ed Snowden is a dishonest, calculating, sneaky, traitorous, anti-Obama, none too pleasant wannabe who is nobody’s hero and has – and always has had – only his own best interests at heart.
So here’s your boy, libs, the one you’re name-calling (“fake liberal!” ”deluded and brainwashed!” ”naive!”) people like me over.
Your boy was warming quickly to being some form of a jet-setter when he lied about his education to get this dream job, bragging about being the “straightest” looking guy in Switzerland and fretting about looking “gay”. When Bush was president, he thought people who leaked classified information should be “shot in the balls,” and thought spying programs were A-Okay.
Snowden, back in the day before he became a liberal’s hero, apparently thought this country should “cut this social security bullshit.” In fact, Snowden allegedly said that the elderly “wouldn’t be fucking helpless if you weren’t sending them fucking checks to sit on their ass and lay in hospitals all day.” Your boy was, back in the day before he became a liberal’s hero, a Ron Paul supporter and a victim of Obama derangement syndrome.
T. Steelman over at Addicting Info wondered, “Is this whole thing a ruse to make the President look bad? If so, who is funding it – who is paying for all his travel and hotels? Or is Edward Snowden, a man who has completely destroyed his own life, just stupid?”
Edward Snowden is probably not really stupid, but misguided enough to be the victim of his own massive misfire. If you read some of his chats, it’s clear that he’s really quite a dickhead – albeit a dickhead with an enormous ego. On some deluded level, he believed that he’d be everybody’s hero as a result of his grandstanding, media whoring “leak.” Probably didn’t count on being charged with espionage, and probably didn’t anticipate that a hell of a lot of countries would say “no thanks” to his entry. Kinda doubting, too, that he envisioned a life for himself in Bolivia, banished from the United States until he’s willing to step up to face the consequences of his actions.
So libs, you hero-worshipers, you, there’s your guy, Ed Snowden, the hero of the piece (while those of us who view him with a jaundiced eye are apparently “fake liberals”). Maybe Snowden is actually stupid – and maybe the water is busy seeking its own level.