My fun on FaceBook has irritated my friend Stella. I have "shared" every derisive post on the fact that some party line hacks in the Democratic party who howled over "W" and Iraq are now backing intervention in Syria. I have repeated every petty, pithy comment on their hypocrisy.
You can't be surprised. Everyone knows that my most finely attuned sense is my sense of schadenfreude!
But I am well aware that not all liberals back military intervention in Syria. I know that not all Democrats blindly follow President Obama. I know that the Americans who voted for Barack Obama are not a monolith unquestioningly following his lead.
Mathematically that would be impossible. 50% of voters chose to re-elect Obama over 48% backing Romney. Yet Real Clear Polling averages 51.3% oppose intervention on Syria's civil war with only 34% favoring it. And I have heard numbers putting that support as low as 19%. Politician after politician talks about calls and emails coming into his/her office against intervention. I've heard no one discuss a flood of calls in favor. I think that is even more telling because those people made an effort as opposed to just answering the phone.
I understand that my stand on Syria puts me in bed with MoveOn.org and Code Pink.
I further understand that John Boehner the nominally Republican Speaker of the House, backs the President here. But Boehner's actions don't move me. He's a boob. He's not a true republican or a true conservative. And ack, the crying! Don't get me started. Boehner is a non-entity in this discussion.
Facebook is for fun and snark. Please scroll through my timeline. A pic I shared last night jokes about Pope Francis, who I respect and admire, being a bad catholic for sitting in the back at Mass.
You know I loathe John Kerry to the point that seeing his visage gives me agita. You know I am disgusted that Obama talked smack about "W" and Iraq for years. But now that he is sitting in the hot seat, things are different. Yet, he still takes the occasional pot shot at "W". Have you heard anything from "W" in terms of a counter volley? No.
So when we make vicious fun of those involved here, that's what it's about. Never, never about you.