David Brooks, who can only weakly be considered a conservative in my opinion, pinned a nice column at the New York Times today on Obama's recent forays into fascism-lite.
An excerpt (note his sarcastic tone):
These events have heralded a new era of partnership between the White House and private companies, one that calls to mind the wonderful partnership Germany formed with France and the Low Countries at the start of World War II. The press conferences and events marking this new spirit of cooperation have been the emotional highlights of the administration so far.
Wow. He likens Obama's relationship to corporations to Nazi Germany's relationship to Vichy France. Didn't expect to see the day where I thought David Brooks would use stronger terms than I.
At this, the C.E.O.’s behind him don frozen smiles, exuding the sort of spontaneous enthusiasm often seen at North Korean pep rallies.
Double Wow. Now it's a comparison to Kim Jung Il's North Korea.
David, you need to leave some hyperbole on the plate for the blogosphere. That's our niche, you're treading on our turf.