August 20, 2013

"It's not that I think everyone to 'the left' of me is a posing emo-prog and everyone to 'the right' of me is a posing o-bot."

Reading that, I see I need to catch up on lefty lingo.

17 comments:

n.n said...

It must be nice to stand on semantic divisions; but, ask them to recite principles, which are internally, externally, and mutually consistent, and they fall down in dissonant disarray.

Henry said...

More evidence for my belief that Twitter makes everything stupider.

TA said...

Let us know what you find out. I don't have their dictionary.

paul a'barge said...

Your time would be better spent completely ignoring Kevin Drum.

Jason said...

I don't always tone-police. But when I do, I mansplain.

John said...

The irony of the clown that runs Hatrois complaining about people judging him by his support of the Obama Administration is too delicious for words.

That is the thing about basing your entire political and personal identity on smugness and hate. Eventually you turn on each other. Suck it lefties.

gadfly said...

The intercourse begins with the juxtaposition of Emotional Progressives on the left and Obedient Robots on the right. My interest immediately wains and my reading stops. Next blog post please - wrongheaded liberal pap never gets my attention.

BDNYC said...

Obama is right wing? I guess he and his supporters make up the right wing of the loony left. But I consider the Clinton, Evan Bayh, and others, to be to the right of Obama. What are they?

This is hard to decipher.

John Burger said...

That was pretty funny!!

jvb

tim maguire said...

Fascinating. In that world, Obama is right-wing and left-wingers stand up for individual rights.

But then, I already knew they were completely out of touch with reality.

Marty Keller said...

Mother Jones must be turning over in her grave.

edutcher said...

Hmmm, I've been calling them Obamatrons since '08, so I guess I'm just off the mainstream.

Ronald DeWitt said...

I read the article a bit differently than some other commenters. The writer seems to be criticizing two kinds of leftists: (1) the "emo-progs" who regard anyone who less than totally condemns NSA as being toddies of the government and (2) the "O-bots" who condemn those who criticize NSA as doing so only out of hatred of Obama. The two kinds comprise a kind of Scylla and Charybdis for anyone of the left expressing any attitude toward NSA.

Alex said...

Sounds like more leftist navel gazing.

Big Mike said...

Pretty soon both the emo-progs and o-bots, not to mention Kevin Drum, are going to have to get out of the way so that the grownups can come in and fix the mess they've made.

Donald Douglas said...

"Emo-progs." "O-bot lefties"?

No matter. It's all the same Obama cult.

Sam L. said...

Well, I surely do not understand what they are identifying.

I figured O-bots were Obama First, Last, and Always people.