Monday, June 21, 2010

Oh, the Agony

Under the headline “The Agony of the Liberals,” Ross Douthat determines that liberals don’t march in goosestep lockstep like some other political parties.

They doubted him during the health care debate. They second-guessed his Afghanistan policy. They’ve fretted over his coziness with Wall Street and his comfort with executive power.

But now is the summer of their discontent. From MSNBC to “The Daily Show,” from The Huffington Post to the halls of Congress, movement liberals have had just about enough of Barack Obama.

Please, Ross, try to restrain your chortling glee. This is how we do things. And as Abraham Lincoln once said, “No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.”

In the interest of fairness and balance, I’m sure we’re all anxious to hear from Mr. Douthat as he explains how the Tea Party and their xenophobic, homophobic, and racist trend represents “The Agony of the Conservatives.” He’ll be writing about that any day now.