Monday, April 19, 2010

The Complainers

The people of the Tea Party, people like this character:
The Atlanta area real estate agent organized the rally because he is upset about health-care reform, climate control, bank bailouts, drug laws and what he sees as President Obama's insistence on and the Democratic Congress's capitulation to a "totalitarian socialism" that tramples individual rights.
have a grievance that is not so much with anything in particular as with everything at once. You can meet the same kind of people on the left, the ones who think we are being poisoned, lied to, and enslaved by a giant conspiracy of corporate polluters. We can only ignore such people, because nothing we could possibly do will make them happy.

Which is why I am transcribing this magnificent sentence from Matt Yglesias, writing about a guy who thinks Miley Cyrus' leftwing political views will somehow corrupt country music:
Clearly someone with this mentality is never going to be satisfied with any possible configuration of the world.

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