Greenwald and Sullivan Discover Obamabots!
Over the past couple of days, Andrew Sullivan has linked to and published protests from various individuals who are quite angry that people "on the left" are being so mean to President Obama, and several of them are so upset that they have decided they are "leaving the left," whatever that might mean. What’s most striking about these valiant defenses of Obama is how utterly devoid they are of any substantive points and how, instead, suffused with weird, even inappropriate, emotional attachments they are. These objections are grounded almost exclusively in (a) a deep-seated conviction that President Obama is a good and just man who means well; (b) their own rather intense upset at seeing him criticized; and (c) a spitting ad hominem fury of the type long directed by Bush followers at any critics of their leader, and generally typical of authoritarian attacks on out-group critics.
Anyone who believes that marquee bloggers are somehow at least distantly aware of readers’ blogs and comments should probably add a few orders of magnitude to his or her estimate of that distance.
Greenwald and Sullivan obviously inhabit one of those very distant galaxies so beautifully portrayed in recent ultra-deep-field photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope…
Can you see a mob of Obamabots in that photograph?