I suppose it serves me right for reading Andrew Sullivan as much as I do, but I find myself really annoyed by all the people saying they’re “leaving the left” because Jane Hamsher said something mean about Obama.
I guess what bugs me most is the idea that they think anyone cares. The most ridiculous thing about pundits to me is how amazingly self-absorbed they are, how fascinating they find the twists and turns of their own minds. To me, it’s even worse when random people fall in love with their own beautiful minds.
Don’t get me wrong: when someone changes their mind about an issue and explains why, it can be very interesting. And I’m all for it. And when someone — I won’t name names — says “how the fuck could I have supported these idiots who drove the country into a ditch”, I think that’s great.
But why would anyone feel the need to announce to the world that they no longer feel like part of the left on account of the fact that some lefty bloggers aren’t sufficiently supportive of Obama?