Throw momma under the bus
During the campaign, my mother simply wouldn't hear any of my criticism or concerns about Barack Obama's lack of loyalty to progressive causes.
Now, she's crushingly disappointed by the various appointment and policy signals from the president-elect, even as I've adopted the required position of hopeful.
She watches a lot of TV news and tells me that Rachel Maddow and others are likewise crestfallen.
I asked my mom why she didn't listen to any of the points I'd made throughout the campaign. Her answer: "I thought Obama was perfect."
So, there you have it.