On Hallucinating “What The Left Believes”
first, massive cognitive dissonance
If we were living in normal times, the following scandals and failures — without going into foreign policy — would have ruined a presidency to the point of reducing it to Nixon, Bush, or Truman poll ratings.
Think of the following: the Fast and Furious scandal, the VA mess, the tapping of the communications of the Associated Press reporters, the NSA monitoring
simply put, “this isn’t happening”
So why is there not much public reaction or media investigatory outrage?
1) His record support among minorities will not change…
blah people excuse, again
2) The media is not just overwhelmingly hard left, but hard left with a chip on its shoulder that its own views are neither accepted by the majority nor usually implemented by government.
a rationization within a rationalization within a hallucination of ‘what the left believes’
But for now, the media is invested in seeing Obama as a once-in-a-lifetime emissary of its own politics.
3) The well-off are indifferent to the Obama record, interested only in its symbolic resonance. Doctrinaire liberalism resonates mostly with the very wealthy. We see that by the voting patterns of our bluest counties, or the contributions of the very affluent. In contrast, Republicanism is mostly embedded within the middle class and upper middle class, while liberalism is a coalition of the affluent and the poor.
really rich people and really poor people are the enemy here. only “middle class and upper middle class” are good. it doesn’t matter what the labels or rationalizations are, it’s merely ‘us against them’ yet again
I leave you with one final paradox. Is one reason that Obama resonates so well with the very wealthy his assurance to them that the muscular successful classes will not be following them into the elite?
Whom does the liberal elite detest? Not the very poor. Not the middle class. Not the conservative wealthy of like class. Mostly it is the Sarah-Palin-type grasping want-to-be’s (thus the vicious David Letterman jokes or Katie Couric animus or Bill Maher venom)
in the old days, people with rich fantasy lives like this would be found trying to grab the attention of other people who happened to wander into the diner that they spent all of their time in
these days, they make a living writing about it