Dennis Perrin’s dyspepsia is where I’m at these days:
My inbox fills with liberal “alerts” and related wailing about the pro-McCain media, how unfairly Obama’s being treated, and yappity yap yap yap. Jesus, I swear on what little honor I possess that I honestly want Obama to win the election. Hell, I may actually break down and vote for him if the polls look tight. Not that I have any serious belief in Obama the Change Genie. Too many hands rubbing that lamp as it is. No, I simply cannot stomach another four years of liberal self-pity. Plus, I’m anxious to see liberals supporting imperial war and making excuses for the state.
Some believe that a President Obama will disillusion his liberal supporters. I think the opposite will happen — that libs will embrace a warmongering mule prez. I remember when New York Dem Liz Holtzman defended Bill Clinton’s bombing of Serbia on some cable chatfest, calling critics of that “humanitarian” exercise un-patriotic, insisting that the president must be fully supported during a time of war, etc. It was delicious to see. I want more of that in the next four years. The reactionaries have had their fun. Let liberals swim in the blood for awhile.
The purging of the Justice Department of career lawyers, the rewriting of scientific and environmental studies, our failure to observe the Geneva Convention, and, oh, right, torture are matters of such importance that I’ll overlook liberal self-pity. Maybe I’ll even join them.