The End of DC Days

I think I’m exhausted by the political. Damon was jogging today and the President and Laura drove right past him. Aside from being tickled at the novelty, I was uninterested. I tried to work up some nasty thing to say about W, but the truth is that I just didn’t feel anything. Many of my friends are political, and I feel a little bit like we have the same conversations over and over again. It’s not that I won’t eagerly take my place at the polls. I’ll also pretty readily engage in a debate on the topics I feel particularly passionate about. Gay marriage rights lives pretty much at the top of that list right now. But I just don’t feel like I want to go through any more “George Bush sucks” “Yes he does” kind of exchanges. Yes, yes, yes, he’s awful. I know.

It occurs to me that many of my friends on LJ swing liberal (as I do). I’m all for it. And I’m all for their activism — Eastlake and Elemess are particularly involved and admirable for it.

I just… am I the only one who sometimes gets as tired of self-righteous liberals as I do of self-righteous conservatives?

There’s a fairly persuasive editorial in the NYT today about how the bashing of conservative Christians is heartily enjoyed on the left. And I know I’ve done that. And the worst part is that I already knew that it was rife with hypocrisy to do it, but I sometimes do it anyway.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Wow…
    There many, many days that I can’t get as worked up about things as I used to. It usually takes something new and “shocking,” and even then it sometimes feels like, “well, of course.” There are many days when I have to leave the room when people are talking politics because just listening is exhausting.
    Never thought I would ever feel like that.
    Hugs, Fierce Rabbit


  2. I do get as sick of the left as I do of the right. I think it can be summed up by the idea that the majority of Americans are aginst the war but supporting of the troops. There are people on both sides that consider that hypocritical.
    How vain do you have to be to think your ideas are right and everybody else that thinks otherwise is either stupid or crazy? No matter what you believe, almost 50% of this country (give or take some hanging chad) disagrees with you. There has to be some merit in it. It’s not a world of absolutes and that’s as much a criticism of W as it is against many of his critics.
    That absolutism is what made Dennis Miller go all Patty Hearst for the Conservatives (come back to us Tanya!)


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