Anybody else noticing how some of the far right-loonies are pretending to be smug, in spite of everything? It's as if as they lose influence, their reaction is either violence or denial. Ran into one comment today from one of these poor losers, pretending that without the tea-baggers, progressives would have nothing to talk about except our "disappointment" over Obama.
Hell man, I think he's already one of the greatest Presidents ever. Saved the whole shebang from going down the economic tubes in his first months; built a meaningful, symbolic bridge to moderate Muslims (picked up the Nobel Prize for that one); and pushed through the beginnings of a health reform program that FDR couldn't do, Kennedy couldn't do, Johnson couldn't do, and Clinton couldn't do.
So I love how these jerks can only get their sad laughs by attributing to liberals emotions that they themselves are feeling.
Only that we have to drag morons like him along.
Progressives are working hard and gaining ground bit by bit, pushing the country back in balance from the excesses of the past, learning the lessons from failed foreign policies, failed financial deregulation, gutted educational and social programs, and the loss of the common-sense notion that we are indeed our brothers keepers. Selfishness is not a virtue, and these reactionaries can't hide behind the old "it's actually better if I let you sink or swim on your own" attitude.
So I invited my right wing commenter pal to consider a move. "If you're afraid to pull your weight plus a little bit for your neighbor, pack up & head for the no-holes barred brutality of modern feudalism in the new Russia. It's fish or cut приманка there, and to hell with the next guy. You'll feel quite at home."