But let's not get memories confused with history. Thing is, we're still fighting over the history of the last 8 years, and I remember plenty of it.
Drifting through the Grift raises a similar point.
My gut has been telling me there is something different about what is happening with Obama and what happened with George Bush in his later years.
He points us to This reminder at the Daily Dish, and wonders if so much manufactured outrage by the right is disingenuous. While it is intellectual bankruptcy to say that anyone who disagrees with you is a racist, it is also intellectual bankruptcy to say that just because you disagree, the other side is going to think you are racist. The whole national dialouge becomes a "chicken or the egg" conversation where people try to define what level of racist people who disagree with each other are without actually having to examine legitimate disagreements.
The whole name calling misadventure leads us to an end where
We've reached the existential moment where fear of the unknown or ignorance of the known is not only seen as rational political thought but a reason to proudly thump one's chest and declare patriotism.
And that is a dangerous, dangerous place to be.