Okay, look. First of all, it don’t matter worth a shit if I’m mean to Obama or not. I know this. I know that the difference between his having a shitty presidency and his having a great one is not how hard I am on him on my website. And second, I’m trying to be patient here. The world is FUCKED, and Bush had eight years to break everything. Obama had about ten minutes to fix it before everybody went sadly and predictably nuts because there was a black man in the White House and also a socialist Marxist Muslim. He had about ten minutes, and he took a nap, and while I sympathize because DAMN, maybe it wasn’t the best use of that time. Even so, boyfriend had a tough job coming in, so I’ve tried to be patient.
“It may be that regardless of what happens after this election, they feel more responsible, either because they didn’t do as well as they anticipated, and so the strategy of just saying no to everything and sitting on the sidelines and throwing bombs didn’t work for them,” Mr. Obama said. “Or they did reasonably well, in which case the American people are going to be looking to them to offer serious proposals and work with me in a serious way.”
These people aren’t responsible. Their whole lives are about not being responsible for anything but firing the gardener for clipping the wrong hedge. Talking to them about responsibility is like talking to a Claire about calculus. She’ll sit and listen politely, and then she’ll go off and chew on your hat. She doesn’t get the concept. She’s not aware it exists. She thinks you’re being cute and funny and are we done now, because it’s lunchtime. It’s not even that she hates you (the teawads hate you), it’s that you’re absolute zero on her list of concerns. But it amuses her, sometimes, to listen to you yammer.
Again, not at all surprised. Well, maybe a little. Obama’s slightly older than I am, I was hoping he’d paid attention during the Clinton years and saw that pulling your punches only works if you like getting beat, and that the only thing Republicans are responsible for is the Sunday shows being full of Republicans. They demonstrably do not give a fuck about anything being better, the earth is caving in, and Centrist Daddy isn’t going to teach them a lesson becausethey’re not in school. They don’t know what school is.
School is a story you’ve told them, only instead of people who just went to school in another country and maybe the classroom looks different, they are from another planet where knowledge is injected into capsules under their skin, and the idea of sitting around all day while someone tells you things is absurd.