One of the odd things about switching from the Republican party to the Democratic party is how both approach elections. Republican bloggers would go to great lengths to prove their devotion to the cause and their slavish love to the cause, competing with each other to prove who is the most loyal.
Democrats, it seems, spend the year and a half prior to an election arguing with each other about who has been betrayed the most by their own side:
The one who primaries Obama will be the next Democratic president
Or this one:
I could have called this post “Kicking his base in the teeth” after Rachel Maddow’s formulation. But let’s leave it at this: The 2012 Problem.
Or anything from here:
Now I know that the usual suspects will come in here calling me an authoritarian, unable to handle dissent, still a republican at heart, an Obot, an apologist, blah blah blah. I can write the comments myself. All I am saying is that I don’t think I have it in me to spend the next 18 months listening to people argue who is the real base and how Obama has let them down and that there is no difference between the Republicans and the Democrats. I really just don’t think I have the strength to do it.