I don't believe that the author is an actual liberal. He may think he is; he may tell all his friends that he is; he may spew liberal rhetoric. But he appears incapable of professing two contradictory ideas at the same time... it alarms him that Obama is "buying American" while supporting free trade.
A true liberal will see Obama as providing the solution.
Oh no, Sirota is a liberal in good standing. He posts over at Daily Kos and everything, although recently, the Kommies flamed him terribly for something (I didn’t read exactly what, I just saw the flame war when I searched comments).
Stuff like this Sirota article is valuable ammunition when you’re talking to liberals (if you must). You can quote the Cato Institute until you’re blue in the face, and they’ll just tune it out, but if you say, “Well, David Sirota says...” you get their attention.
I turned a BUNCH of liberals against the Shamnesty bill by pointing out the objections raised by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Whatever you or I might think of the positions of the SPLC, they are super popular with liberals. So, by citing their positions, I was able to convince these liberals to join in the opposition to the Shamnesty bill.
I’ve already mailed a few of them the Sirota column, along with the numbers for their Senators.