American Prospect has an awesome piece by Paul Waldman positing a simple theory: If I’m not racist, my disagreements with President Obama can only be explained by my envy of his coolness. Because I’m a square. Seriously.
When Barack Obama appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon the other night, he walked on stage and gave Fallon a quick pound hug, that handshake/one-arm hug that we cool guys do these days to express a sentiment something like, “It is good to see you again, my friend; we know and like each other, but are not so intimate, nor have been apart so long, that a full two-arm hug is warranted.” When I watched it, the first thought that came into my head was, “Mitt Romney has never done that with another man in his life.”
He actually wrote and published that sycophantic crap. A cult of personality is scary enough. But I can brush off rabid Justin Beiber fans. These Obama worshipers are really getting desperate in their efforts to associate themselves with their Messiah (that’s Chris Matthews description of the President, not mine), ignore our Presidents issues and, instead, focus on the perceived shortcomings of his critics. Note, they don’t even attempt to argue from the strength of his accomplishments. Why do you suppose that is?