So I’m reading this post and the comments over at Firedoglake (yes, I read liberal and progressive blogs when I get a chance or when a title catches my eye), and I’m torn, as usual, between feeling a bit sorry for them all (citizen progressives have feelings, too. You know, sort of, but I’m getting to that) and feeling completely amazed at how selfish, morally bankrupt, and seedy they are. The post is all about how BO mocked, yes mocked!, progressives who supported and still want a public option. The post talks about how his contempt is so awful, so degrading, so devoid of gratitude and loyalty. And darn it, it’s just plain mean to mock and show contempt to . . . them.
The fact that BO’s sneering mockery and open contempt doesn’t make them want to don their BO cheerleader outfits and shake their pom poms for POTUS before breaking into a rousing rendition of the Mmmm Mmmm Mmm song doesn’t compute outside their tiny little world where only they matter and only what they want counts. Being sneered at, belittled, and mocked has made them . . . angry! (Personally, I expect violence from these clearly RAAAAACIST people at any moment) Being scoffed at and publicly insulted by the president hasn’t made them tow the line, in fact, it’s had quite the opposite effect. D’oh! Don’t expect them to connect any dots, though, because it’s not the disdain, the unpresidential petulance, the clear evidence that BO isn’t fit for the job he has (hard to think of any job he is fit for, really, what’s he done? Ever?), and it’s not even the fact that the president of the United States of America and leader of the free world is attacking his own citizens–no no no, it’s not any of that. That is all fine as wine . . . as long as it’s not directed at them.
This is what always gets me about the BO followers who’ve been tossed under that famous fleet of buses or who’ve realized what they’ve inflicted on this nation: they don’t care that he’s a liar, an underhanded dirty trickster, an egomaniacal tyrant unless and until he lies to them, plays dirty political tricks on them, puts himself and his agenda before them (to hell with the country and the people, right?), lords over them from on high. You know where else we see this sort of thing? In dysfunctional high school kids (and adults). But, gee, sure, I knew he stole stuff . . . from other people! How was I supposed to know he’d steal from ME? Golly, yeah, I knew she was a cheater, but I didn’t think she’d cheat on ME. Yeah, I know he likes to hit girls, but I never imagined that he’d hit ME. Me, me, me, that’s all the prog crowd cares about, and by “prog crowd,” I’m of course including their leader who doesn’t adequately bow to them in gratitude for their wonderousness (imagine the convoluted logic that goes into imagining that a raging narcissistic ideologue will bow to other raging narcissistic ideologues). They’ll embrace any frothing at the mouth, wild-eyed rabid dog and then be shocked (shocked!) when it turns and bites them.
Massive voter fraud? Snarling and sneering at the American people? Telling outright lies? Buying votes for bad (monstrously bad) bills? Purposefully deceiving the American people? Strong-arming and bullying people (everyone from leaders of industry to politicians to Fox News to every day citizens)? That’s all fine, even good–more more more! Put those radical ends first, how we get there doesn’t matter, let the bodies pile up . . . as long as it doesn’t touch ME. Good grief, it’s hard to take such self-absorbed, unethical, useless people seriously, isn’t it? Just how droolingly stupid do you have to be to back a sketchy, unethical Chicago thug for the highest office in the land (arguably, in the world) and not think (apparently it didn’t even cross their little pea brains) that he’ll turn on you, that you’re just as expendable, just as contemptible as everyone else? Gee, I guess that whole “honor among thieves” thing is just so much twaddle. Whodda thunk it?