I guess my biggest problem with liberal pundits these days is their single-minded, almost religious focus on the issues that matter — to the exclusion of almost everything else. Wherever you turn, it’s always systemic injustice this or bipartisan embrace of extrajudicial murder that.
It’s like, I get that the United States has placed more than 2.3 million human beings in rape cages thanks largely to a Democrat and Republican-approved racist war on the poor that takes the guise of fighting narcotics, but do we really have to dwell on it so much? Yeah, innocent people are being murdered every day as part of a war on terror that no one outside of the Washington, DC, suburbs thinks is doing anything but manufacturing even more terror, but what, for instance, does Mitt Romney’s lunch order tell us about who may be his pick for a running mate? And do we even have any good jokes ready to go based on that selection? (If it’s a dude, I suggest digs about same-sex couples are in order.)
And I haven’t heard from Sarah Palin in a few weeks. Has any writer for The American Prospect even bothered to check her Twitter feed lately? It’s time those of us on the left got our priorities straight.