[I know this is wrong of me, so wrong, but I've just got to sticky this. --lambert]
Strategy conference: “How To Support Obama to BE the Obama Americans Thought We Elected.” Now, put down your coffee:
Many are suffering from post-traumatic Obama abandonment syndrome — an ailment that came from being severely traumatized by Obama’s political moves in the past thirteen months. A palpable sadness, depression, anger and even despair carried by many who had worked for Obama and now felt betrayed by his choices in his first year in office was mixed with compassion and a strong determination to not allow the political Right to use our despair as their ticket to a political revival. The conference was conceived by Tikkun Magazine and its interfaith Network of Spiritual Progressives (including secular humanists and atheists who consider themselves “spiritual but NOT religious”) as a way to allow people who have been having these feelings privately to both receive the comfort of sharing those feelings with other liberals and progressives, and then to move beyond them to actually face the critical question: “What do we in the liberal and progressive world do now, if we face three, or hopefully seven, years of an Obama presidency?”
"Hopefully seven"!?!??!?! Then what's with the despair? Oh, the humanity! Here's my suggestion. Ponder the meaning of these simple words:
"Honey, I've changed!"
What's wrong with these people?
And "we" elected? Whaddaya mean, "we"?
UPDATE It goes on!
What happened in Obama’s first year is that most of those who had allowed themselves to hope began to appear to themselves and others as naïve fools, and the humiliation that they experienced will take some years and psychologically or spiritually sophisticated interventions...
"Sophisticated," and above all, billable. The organizers of this travesty are "creative class" types the whole way, aren't they? Say, I wonder if these "interventions" could be funded as a "wellness initiative"?