Does this happen to you all the time? You start talking politics with a reasonably Real Murkin and he/she tells you “I don’t think Obama is doing such a bad job” and launches into a well-informed pro-Obama, anti-Republican shpiel. When it’s with a tote-bagger, you might reach this point, but there’s an unbelievably long preamble about all the stuff he screwed up. And they might not even reach that point, it might devolve into New Jack Naderism or even Paul Tardism.
I remember back in 1998, all my fine, tote-bagging, Horace-quoting friends couldn’t come out and say “this is a fucking ridiculous coup” without some big lead-in about how a consensual, if inappropriate, sexual relationship between adults was the worst thing Our Republic has ever seen. Meanwhile, Republicans were proud to tell us that they thought George W. Bush was a genius and Democrats have to apologize for supporting Obama at all. And Bush didn’t even catch Osama bin Laden.
Explain to me again how this isn’t sign of liberal weakness.
I’m on ABL’s side. Better an Obot than a Paultard. I’m tired of having to apologize for supporting a successful Democratic president.
The choice isn’t obot or paultard, it’s being too cool to actually approve of anything. The whole thing smacks of effort, man.
Democrats are also famous for only liking the first album (or better yet, the unreleased demos.)