PAST PERFORMANCE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUTURE RESULTS: “Fascism is back. Blame the Internet,” declared a headline yesterday at the Washington Post.  

Nahh. I blame the old dead tree version of printing. Not least of which, a then-subsidiary of the Washington Post, which gleefully declared that socialism had been nationalized throughout America in February of 2009 at the beginning of the Obama era:

In the February 16 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands February 9), “We Are All Socialists Now,” Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham and Evan Thomas observe that the America of 2009 has become a more socialist country, and the shift began not under a Democrat but a Republican. Plus: how the United States is turning European; the draw of gangs in L.A.; the blackberry president; why Americans don’t hate the rich; and an interview with the Prime Minister of Pakistan. (PRNewsFoto/NEWSWEEK) (Newscom TagID: prnphotos078747) [Photo via Newscom]