Ed Morrissey at Hot Air has collected some juicy snippets from a variety of sources dealing with the inside baseball of Obama’s campaign and White House management teams, including bits describing – not all that surprisingly – their little tin god’s shocking ingratitude and dubious loyalty.
One reads about such people – their machinations, plots, greed and heartbreak, all devised or sustained in service to the low calling of politics, and the even lower calling of statist expansionism – and marvels at the capacity of human beings for expending their lives and talent in the pursuit of such base and worthless things, driven by political hallucinations picked up in the ideological fever swamps of their youth, or perhaps simply compelled by their private demons to channel their neurotic prejudices and hatreds into the public sphere, the better to strike back at a world that they find cruel and unfair (particularly in its assessment of their own worth). One might cringe in thinking of the work a garbage man does, but still acknowledge the necessity of the profession, appreciate the value of the employment , and respect the worth of the man. I have great difficulty in working up similar sentiments about professional politicians and their handlers. In fact, I am understating the difficulty; I find the exercise well-nigh insuperable.
Update: Hypocrisy with a (black) cherry on top.