First they came for the hippies…
Today I caught my middle-schooler burning the Obama t-shirt she begged me to buy for her during the 2008 election season. Holy Christ, I thought—can it all be true?
Are a handful of liberal bloggers destroying the Obama presidency so effectively that even 7th graders can’t stand the sight of him anymore?
Or maybe Biden’s latest haymaker to the hippie snotlocker was so cruel that it permanently alienated even the children and grandchildren of hippies?
Turns out there was a simpler explanation…
I keed, of course—my daughter doesn’t even read HuffPo! But I think there’s a larger lesson here.
The base is demoralized because the economy sucks worse than it has since my grandfather was in knee-pants. Maybe—just maybe!—punched-hippies and all-powerful bloggers have fuck-all to do with it.