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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, December 24, 2012

Inside The Hive Mind

Sadly, Willy Wonka Meme was not on the cruise.

NY Magazine, which has become a pretty good political rag, sent some poor bastard on the NRO Cruise after the election.  Most of the article was about - you guessed it gentle reader - old, wealthy white people complaining about what was wrong with an America that could re-elect Barack Obama.  Any attempt to penetrate their warped delusions about what happened on election day was rebuffed.  Weirdly, one of the saner voices turned out to be Jonah Goldberg:

“Their conception of what the country is about, they really were sure the country would reject Barack Obama,” he continued. “I do think it hits them hard. The fear I have, why this election stung, I think, Obama has successfully ­de-ratified some of the Reagan revolution in a way that Clinton never could and didn’t even try to. That’s what freaks people out, that feeling in their gut, either Obama has changed the country, or the country has sufficiently changed that they don’t have a problem with Obama. That’s what eats at people.”

The underlining is mine, and this is something that I don't think people on the Left give Obama credit for.  As they are busy pillorying him for Chained CPI, they don't realize that he's a transformative figure in the way that Clinton wasn't.

Another voice of reason was John Yoo's mother who is not political.

“To protect the ego, you have a defense mechanism: denial and projection,” she told me as her son leaned in to hear over the party din. “You deny your problem, saying it’s your fault and not mine. Instead of projection, blaming other people, we have to think of a positive solution. But I didn’t hear that yet.”
“They are still grieving,” she concluded as her son winced and began to break in, fearing she’d gone too far. “I hope not for more than six months. The grieving process should only be six months. If it goes on for more than six months, it could go into a major depression.”

Again, I think this goes to Obama potential effect on transforming the American electorate.  

Because things aren't going to get better for the Right as long as they cling to their crazed delusions.  Go read the whole thing.  It's sad and frightening.

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