Progressives are Stuck on Anger

Writing at Ricochet, Rob Long puts an interesting spin on the liberal media’s current Obama “problem”:

The Liberal Media is Angry! Next Step: Bargaining

The famous Kubler-Ross stages of grief are: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance.

 I’m a people person. I care about others. So as the hapless, amateur-hour Obama administration lurches from one self-inflicted mess to another, what I really want to know is this: how’s the press doing? You know, in the mental health department? How are all of those fawning, lickspittle toadies handling the collapse of their Chosen One?

 Good news! They’re following the textbook. For the past year, it’s been a symphony of denial. But this summer, they slipped into anger.

 Why is Obama such an unpopular president? It’s your fault. You’re too extreme. You have extreme views. Also: you’re crazy. You think Obama is a Muslim. Oh, and you’re a racist

The problem is that anger is the progressives’ natural state.  This is why I don’t bother trying to reason with them.  They view any disagreement as a personal attack.  I can’t imagine a progressive ever reaching acceptance.

 Many progressives never accepted that George W. Bush was the legitimate POTUS.  And I recently overheard a conversation between two progressives who were angry that the current administration still hadn’t arrested GWB, locked him up and thrown away the key.  Acceptance simply is not these people’s forte. 

 Conservatives, or at least Republicans, are poised for a big victory in November.  Don’t expect that victory to nudge progressives towards the “bargaining” stage.  I suspect they will skip straight to a short depression stage and then regress back to a prolonged stage of anger and denial.  I am also pretty darned sure that it will be a cold day in Hell before progressives accept that the majority of their countrymen reject their vision.

The good news is that progressives tend not to breed.  Eventually, we will be free of them.

Read the of Long’s piece.

Cross posted at Carol’s Closet