We’ve all had those days when, to quote a Styx song:
The days you hardly make it through
You swear that there’s a curse on you
And nothing seems to fit
And things won’t go your way
You know you’ve had enough
As per the song, most of us might rightfully cry out, “Why me?” But, if you’re a Ma’am Boxer Democrat, you get outraged and lash out at someone else representative of the right.
Doesn’t it seem that when Ma’am insisted that General Smith call her “Senator” instead of “Ma’am,” she was feigning outrage at his appellation not because it offended her per se, but because she needed to vent about some other unhappiness in her life, you know, like projecting?
Some on the left just have this need to feel outraged. At the “Decision Day” rally in May, where gay marriage advocates protested the state Supreme Court’s decision upholding Proposition 8, some of the speakers seemed to welecome the decison which they decried because it gave them an excuse to take to the streets.
No wonder some of their cars sport the bumper sticker, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention”– as if outrage is the natural reaction to following the news of the day.
UPDATE: Glenn offers an interesting insight somewhat related to the question I ask with this post:
THE RELIGIOUS QUALITY OF ENVIRONMENTAL EXTREMISM: I think that people start with a desire to be extremists — or, at least, to feel good about themselves and condemn others — and then look around for an ideology that gives them what they want. The actual merits are far less important, as is demonstrated by the transparent idiocy of most ideologies.