KING LEAR [W]hat can you say to draw a third more opulent than your sisters? Speak.
CORDELIA Nothing, my lord.
KING LEAR Nothing!
KING LEAR Nothing will come of nothing: speak again.
CORDELIA Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave my heart into my mouth: I love your majesty according to my bond; nor more nor less.
KING LEAR How, how, Cordelia! mend your speech a little, Lest it may mar your fortunes.
On a very simple reading, when I'm told to "get over it" and get with the Obama Movement, I identify with Cordelia:
I love Obama "according to my bond [as a D]; nor more nor less."
And every demand that I "heave my heart into my mouth" makes me want to comply demand even less.
Classic, simple interpersonal dynamics....
NOTE Ignoring the parts about dynastic conflict, madness, human frailty, torture, and family dynamics....