In the lead-up to this election, I watched this video:
In the video, Obama supporters are asked about a number of actions that Barack Obama has taken, under the guise of these being promises that Mitt Romney made on the campaign trail. These horrible actions, described by one supporter as something only a psychopath could support, are suddenly okay when the true origin of the actions is revealed. “Well, he’s Barack Obama. I’m sure he had a good reason.”
It’s very, very easy to watch this video and simply scoff at the fact that these Obama supporters are low information voters who simply don’t care about issues as much as they care about the President Obama cult of personality. There is some truth to that, but it’s important to keep in mind that this is something that happens all across the political spectrum. There are many examples, on the left and the right, of individuals simply disregarding something they’ve complained loudly about, just because “their” guy is now in power.
That’s actually one of the reasons I decided to archive and restart this blog from scratch. I’m hoping to really just examine the issues outside of where they fall on the left/right spectrum, apply my own principles, and explain where I stand without worrying about whether “my side” agrees with me or not.