Posted on | May 6, 2014 | 31 Comments
I hear it from half the callers on my talk radio shows. I read it in the comment sections of my favorite blogs. I see it from some of the most well-respected pundits on cable news.
Every time the discussion turns to anything outside the Washington Beltway or to any topic not related to the Democrat vs. Republican horserace narrative of “Who’s up and who’s down” political gamesmanship I hear “It’s not important. We need to get back to the real issues America cares about.”
With all due respect, I have to ask, “Are you high?”
Read the whole thing. Having often attempted to persuade conservatives to take seriously stories outside the “horserace narrative of . . . political gamesmanship,” I know the frustration Larry describes. Part of the problem is the Right’s epidemic Obamamania, with which I have never been afflicted, understanding that a fixation on presidential politics means the trivialization of everything else. Here we are, in the fifth year of the Obama presidency, his 2012 re-election disappearing in the rear-view mirror and the crucial 2014 mid-term elections just six months away and . . . Obama! Obama! Obama!
Day after day, ad infinitum, ad tedium.