Now I’ve seen it all. The New York Times (you know, that paper we right-wing morons are too stupid, closed-minded and bigoted to read) this morning featured an article by Jim Rutenberg entitled “Harsh Words About Obama? Never Mind Now.” His complaint? Those of us on the right who criticized candidate Obama are now — are you ready? — being just too damnably decent to President-elect Obama.
Okay, let me get this straight. We are not supposed to put the partisan rhetoric of the election behind us, graciously accept the will of the electorate, and give Mr. Obama a chance to prove that he means what he says about being our president, too? I guess Mr. Rutenberg wants those of us on the right to do what leftists did in 2004, slapping “He’s not MY President” and “Buck Fush” bumper stickers on their cars, and calling the President a lying, warmongering, borderline retard who resembles a chimpanzee.
Sorry, Mr. Rutenberg, but that’s just not our style. We’re not going to make it easy for you to belittle us by getting down in the gutter and being poor sports. Our electorate may be misguided, but they’re still the electorate, and they have made their choice. Our accepting that choice with grace and a spirit of conciliation upsets leftists because it make it more difficult for them to demonize us.
They like to call us hypocrites who spout Christian values but do not live by them. Sorry, Mr. Rutenberg, but some of us do live by them. Or at least some of us try to, though we don’t always succeed. You don’t have to like it, but you can’t change it.