Pre Obama Ergo Propter Obama, Bulldog Edition.
If you are a big fan of lumping just about every bad thing done by just about every Western government -- from Reagan helping Saddam Hussein gas people, to cops using tear gas at an Occupy rally -- into the same moral category...and then slapping a giant, self-righteous "Pre Obama Ergo Propter Obama" label on the entire seething mess just so you can write one more screed about how President Worse!Than!Boosh! is Worse Than Bush, then boy howdy does David Sirota have a column for you.
But the best part, for me, was this, link-bait headline --
We're on the verge of bombing another country -- because a few conceited people want to feel good about themselves
-- which very accurately summarizes David Sirota's thesis that anyone who does not agree with David Sirota is obviously a war-drunk narcissist something something "pathological self-absorption" something something "[to] the pro-war crowd, if both feeling morally superior and avoiding any real sacrifice mean having to kill lots of Syrians without a chance of actually stopping their civil war, then it’s worth the carnage" something something "conceited narcissists don’t seem to care whether the entire case for the war they are advocating is actually rooted in verifiable fact".
Of course, like pretty much every other Purity Caucus tirade, David Sirota's boilerplate categorical denunciation of anyone who disagrees that the noble light of prescient wisdom shines out of David Sirota's ass is interleaved with David Sirota's boilerplate categorical certainty about the real motives of all the degenerate scum who disagree with David Sirota --
No doubt, the government’s motives for a war with Syria have little to do with moral opposition to chemical weapons.
-- but as funny as that was, what made me really laugh out loud was just the idea of being lectured on the subject of narcissism --
One telltale trait of narcissists is their ability only to see how their actions affect them, and not others. In the narcissist’s mind, if doing something makes him feel good, then the act is inherently good
--by someone who is making something of a cottage industry out of plundering Dr. King's closet for garments that are waaaay too big for him so he can strut about in a better man's Sunday Best hectoring everyone else on the moral depravity of not toeing Reverend Martin Luther Sirota's ideological line.
Because that right there?
That is fucking hilarious.