Saturday, June 27, 2015

America's Very Good Week: Why Conservatives Are Missing the Party

I'm on the road --yes, in a teardrop trailer with on-and-off wifi -- so it's been hard to comment on a very eventful week. We went from the tragedy of Charleston to the whew! of the Supremes' Obamacare decision to the uplifting Obama eulogy for Clementa Pinckney to the exhilarating joy of the same-sex marriage decision. Oh, and Confederate battle flags are like history. Wow.

What struck me more than anything was the fact that, through it all, one strain could be heard: The conservatives would have none of it. They rejected all of it, celebrated none of it. It wasn't their party, they would drink no punch.


You hated Obama and his blackness and his hopey changey thing, and what you don't get is to celebrate hope and change. Wow. We kicked your ass in the Culture War.

It's exhilarating. And, in the spirit of the inclusion Barack Obama always hoped for, I'm sad for the conservatives. They won't come to the party and party. They could have enjoyed a week like this. Instead, they sulked. Bad move.

Oh well.

Samuel Alito, just after finding out he lost the petulant four-year-old award to
Clarence Thomas. Thomas couldn't be reached for comment because of a colic attack.

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