David Sirota at Salon does battle with the tribalists of his tribe, who won’t support Rand Paul’s stand for bloody obvious sound principle–that the President does not have the right to secretly order your murder–because he is a ritually impure Republican.
Most of my readers are conservatives, so I spend a lot of my time trying to get my tribe to get past the genetic fallacy and confront the fact that our tribe can often be idiots and a thing is not proven false merely because it was spoken by the Wrong Sort.
But don’t imagine for a second that alleged “Progressives” can’t be equally idiotic about Identity Politics. Watching Sirota tear his hair about the boobies at Alternet who are refusing to confront Obama’s tyrannical grab for power and our Ruling Class’ passive support for same is an exercise in exasperation. How *can* a dumbbell like Addie Stan not see that her partisanship is deeply destructive? It is a classic example of the Thing that Used to be Liberalism putting party over common decency, not to mention basic morality and the Constitution. Hilarious to see Alternet joining hands with McCain and Graham to make sure that a lawless and unaccountable President, whose arrogance dwarfs Nixon’s, is free to go on secretly and unaccountably ordering the murder of whoever he pleases.