Annals of career "progressive" idiocy
Recently, we've seen a spate of bloggers figuring out that, as Ian points out, maybe, just maybe Obama does what he does because that's what he intends to do. And then we see the sorrow and the pity at Booman's:
Somehow we nurtured a whole generation of conservatives who are too young to have suffered the depredations of the Great Depression, have never heard Glenn Miller play, have no clue whether "LaSalle" is a university or an out-of-production poor man's Cadillac, and who think Herbert Hoover's policies [haw] should be replicated even though they are have no idea what those policies were and why they failed.
There's a lot of debate going on about why the Democrats are not more effective in sticking together and why they are not as ruthless as the Republicans. I am no longer terribly interested in that question, which seems to be a fact of life. What I want to know is how this new breed of conservative was created and what we can do about making sure that the cycle is not repeated.
"No longer interested..."
LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!!!!!!
NOTE Get away from me! Get away! He's a PBR drinker! He had to say that! Wait 'til he does something! He's only been President [ one month | six months | one year | two years ]! He's playing 11-dimensional chess! He's better than [Hillary|McCain]! [ He can't do anything because of the filibuster! | He's the greatest President since FDR! | He's only one man! ] Get away! I don't want to hear it! [stamps feet, plugs ears].
All together now: "... that's because he's a conservative!"