The president's supporters are at risk of becoming soggy cereal. In fact, I don't see how it can be stopped. Eight months into his presidency, they are screaming "Racist!" at everyone who disagrees with him. Maureen Dowd is the latest.
Once they start down this road, how do they stop? If disagreeing with Obama Care makes you a racist today, will you stop being a racist two years from now when you disagree with, say, taxing the living daylights out of the oil industry? If the premise is that opponents are racists, then the only way for opponents to stop being racists is ... is ... is what?
Hence, soggy cereal. With 3 years, 4 months to go in his first term, Obama's allies have poured the milk into the cereal bowl. It's not coming back out, either. The cries of "Racism!" are going to go on and on and on and on. Just like soggy cereal, the whole things is going to get old pretty fast.
In a previous post, I suggested this follow-on to Godwin's Law:
When you claim your opponents are racists, you've already lost the debate.That's a rational reaction to the endless cries of "Racism!" - there's an emotional one, too. Americans are going to get really sick of the people who are screaming it and will treat them the way we treat soggy cereal.
I hope you enjoy the garbage can, Maureen. Say "Hi!" to Paul Krugman when you get there.