Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chill people. He's got this one.

T-Bogg takes a short break from his trademark snark and speaks truth to...non-power?

Perhaps I misjudged people but I didn’t expect the announcement of the nomination of Elena Kagen to the Supreme Court to be greeted by many good people of the left as if Barack Obama had just shit in their Cheerios.

I have come to expect this from RedState and the other special needs bloggers of the right. That is what they do. But I just spent the better part of the afternoon reading WAY TOO MANY POSTS about what a horrible woman-hating ethnic-hating freedom-hating not-hate-hating-enough person Kagan is and I had to double-check to see that she wasn’t Dick Cheney’s idiot daughter which would have been both accurate and understandable.

I guess the argument against Kagan that I truly don’t understand is the “she’s a blank slate” or she’s a “stealth nominee”. If Barack Obama had selected her the same way John McCain plucked Sarah Palin from well-deserved obscurity I could understand people’s fears. But I willing to bet that Obama has spent more than a modicum of time with her discussing court decisions, legal philosophy, and such and such and he has a pretty good idea what floats her boat. ( I can’t imagine that he asked for her opinion on, say, Connick v Thompson and she refused because “it would be inappropriate to discuss a pending case.”) The only defense for the empty slate attack is a complete lack of faith in Obama; that he is, in fact, a Conservative Republican. And that is just nuts.

Obama came into office promising change and people clutched that to their breasts and ran off in every direction thinking that their pet liberal/progressive cause finally had a champion who would make everything all better overnight. But sometimes change is gradual and, now sixteen months later, he is unacceptable. Quite frankly the country Obama inherited is a fucking mess and, while I’m not entirely thrilled with everything that has gone down under him, I’m willing to cut him some slack.

T-Bogg may be looking for a new place to hang his coat if he keeps talking smack like this.

He goes on to tell an uplifting tale of some truly brilliant 3-D chess playing prog analyst who explained the strategy of drafting Feingold, should he lose his Senate seat in November, to challenge Obama in the 2012 primary. Obama would have to "neutralize" Russ by offering him a Supreme Court robe. Or something.

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