A quick word regarding my Twitter feed, which this morning is full of, “Support the president!” and “fuk u, bufalos” type of back-and-forth:You can follow me there. It’s mostly yammering about the ferrets and what they’re trying to eat today.
Also? There is no more imperative to “support the president” with total absence of debate now than there was during the Bush administration. He is not Tinkerbell. He does not need us to clap. If someone says something critical of Obama it is not going to weaken his essence or something. He’s a smart, powerful, pretty self-assured dude with a few hundred folks around him employed to carry out his every whim. He can take it if someone with a web site says, about Afghanistan or anything else, “This is a douche move.”
You’re required to “support the president” by agreeing with him when you agree with him. That’s it. Al Qaeda is not watching us to see if we are weakening in our magic unity powers. Chuck Todd will be upset, sure, because Mommy and Daddy fighting freaks him out, but: We’re a pretty tough bunch of folks, 101st Keyboarding Brigade notwithstanding, and we can stomach a little disagreement. You or I being at odds with the president does not mean the apocalypse is upon us. He will survive and so will we.