Quote du Jour

Only Democrats, it seems, reward their most loyal supporters — feminists, gays, liberals, opponents of the war, members of the reality-based community — by elbowing them aside to embrace their opponents instead.

— Katha Pollitt (b. 1949), in a Los Angeles Times column on Barack Obama’s choice of Rick Warren, a prominent homophobe and misogynist, to give the invocation at Obama’s inauguration

2 Comments

  • December 23, 2008 - 9:36 pm | Permalink

    Interesting comment that’s telling about the motivation of some Democratic supporters, I’d say. Then there are those of us who support and don’t expect anything in return for our support except a clean, effective and honest government…we’ve already found the personal affirmation in voting for Obama (specifically) and simply don’t neet any more reward other than that.

    Half the problem with this country is that everyone feels they’re ‘entitled’ to more just because ‘their side’ won. Makes those folks just the same as the group we just got rid of!

  • December 28, 2008 - 11:54 pm | Permalink

    George Q. Public’s comments are just plain silly. In a representative democracy, people are supposed to struggle to get their elected officials to represent them. When doing so is attacked, it undermines the very legitimacy of our political system.

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