And Now a Message from Deep Inside the Bubble of Thing that Used to Be Conservatism Unreality

And Now a Message from Deep Inside the Bubble of Thing that Used to Be Conservatism Unreality November 9, 2012

This Strange Piece of Unreal Thought Brought to You By the Drudge Report:

Think about this for a minute. We are doomed! DOOOOOOMED I tell you–to a horrible future of immense prosperity in Obama’s second term!

I am reminded of Tevye’s quip: “If wealth is a curse, O Lord, smite me!”  If (which I doubt) there is a burst of prosperity during Obama’s second term I say, “Bully!”  The weird attempt to say that an economic recovery is something to fear and yet another reason to loathe Obama is another one of the ways in which the right cocoons itself in unreality instead of seeking the common good. What comes through loud and clear in the message is “Just in case something good happens, we are ready with a strategy for remaining miserable and finding some excuse for hating Obama anyway.”  For some reason, this loses elections and makes the Right look like it cares more about hating Obama and inventing fear scenarios than in recovery.  It’s of a piece with the delusional analysis from FOX on election night, in which two talking heads told each other that they hoped Obama had learned a lesson–from his victory.  Impressive chutzpah, and guaranteed to keep losing them elections.

Such unreality bubbles should be abandoned by anybody seeking the virtue of prudence.

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