Trying to stay amused

I’m told that Dubya left office with an approval polling of just 22% and I believe it. Of course, a large proportion of that 22% live in my neck of the woods, though not as many as before.

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I’ve had a lot of fun the last couple of days rubbing it in on the Republicans where I work – it’s been terribly amusing reminding them of the “Permanent Republican Majority” and speculating about war crimes prosecutions.

Amusing, that is, as long as I don’t let myself get sucked into the trap of expecting these people to have any connection to reality.

One guy actually said he didn’t blame Bush for the jobs lost under his administration, but said he would blame Obama for any jobs lost from here on out – and genuinely seemed unable to fathom how stupid that was, even after I pointed it out.

Seriously, he wasn’t playing – he actually could not seem to see them as parallel cases, even laid out as baldly as that.

I started to get annoyed, but then remembered that low expectations are the key to staying amused. Ray Comfort is going to remain convinced that his banana argument is an atheism-killer, no matter how many people patiently point out how retarded it is. It’s the same with the Bushites.

As long as you keep in mind that fundie Christians and hard-core Bushites are incapable of learning, it’s like watching a puppy try to catch its tail. Oh wait, puppies are cute… OK, it’s a lot like watching dumbass lemmings running off a cliff.  Wait, that’s kind of tragic… Damn.

Help me out here, people. How do you watch people be that stupid and be amused rather than appalled?

Maybe it’s just the schadenfreude of knowing they’re on the wrong side of history…


~ by B.T. Murtagh on January 23, 2009.

One Response to “Trying to stay amused”

  1. I feel for you, in a town of Republicans.
    I’m English, and i’ve noticed an influx of Republican bloggers already trying to discredit every little thing Obama has done over the past three days, some suggesting he should now be impeached.
    It’s ridiculous. It’s so far from reality.

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