11.09.2012

liberal concern trolling

Liberal Schadenfreude is Out of Control:
Twitter and Facebook have become cesspools of schadenfreude. I’d like to think that most people wouldn’t dare say to a friend, colleague, or relative the mean-spirited gloating hatefulness that has become common in the last few days...
Liberals need to pipe down. Ruthlessly delighting in Republican sadness will not help bring anyone together to make the most of Obama’s second term.
No, Slate's Katherine Goldstein, you need to give me a fucking break. What  kind of bubble do you live in? Do you have Republican friends? I doubt it, because if you did, you'd know that Obama being elected to a second term did not suddenly silence them and make them realize that maybe, just maybe, they need to rethink a few things.  Nope. For the most part they've doubled down on the hate and bile. Donald Trump. Victoria Jackson. The Nuge. Calls for assassination. Racial epithets  Heck, even normal people on my Facebook feed freaking the fuck out. Not to mention this nutcase.

Get a grip, Katherine. There isn't going to be a kumbaya moment. I'll gladly have a civil conversation with moderate Republicans, but are there any left? Until there's some sign of willingness to engage in a constructive dialogue, end the war on science, and treat the "other", whether they be a minority, immigrant, or gay, as a human being, schadenfreude is all we have.
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