Hunter S. Thompson once wrote “My mother hates Nixon, my son hates Nixon, I hate Nixon, and this hatred has brought us together.” Bush had the same effect on the family of non-wingers. The Slate/New Republic/Atlantic crowd turned on Bush with a vengeance by the end of his second term, making common cause with the hippies who had hated him all along. It was just too hard to refrain from kicking him when he was down, I guess. Also too, Sarah Palin.
Thankfully, those days are coming to an end. I hated having to agree with all those asshole about anything.
expecting that a lot of the eventheliberals who got a bit more liberal post-bush will revert to form
— Atrios (@Atrios) April 9, 2014