The Irresponsible Opposition
I was a progressive who lived through the Bush years, so I understand the frustration of being out of power and seeing the leadership of the country go in what you perceive as the wrong direction. The problem is, when the right finds itself in this position it seems incapable of remaining tethered to reality.
That goes double when the President is Barack Obama.
It’s never just that Obama is doing something wrong. Nope, he’s doing so in service of international communism. Every president for the last 20+ years has appointed czars of some sort. Under Obama? Well they’re just evidence of a mad power grab. Obama’s support of a return to Bush-era taxes for the highest earners (including keeping the cuts for the middle class!) is presented as evidence of the fulfillment of some sort of Marxist dream.
And it just gets worse, whether its fearmongering about drones or inventing bizarre conspiracies about the Muslim infiltration of our government. And so many on the right refuse to say “hey, wait a minute.” Because God forbid you let decency get in the way of “the team.” Sick!