Obama Supporters: Why they hate.
It has long been established that the Democratic party and the Republican party attract different sorts of people. One of the most stunning contrasts can be seen in terms of occupations. Democrats generally attract the majority of those who use primarily words in their occupation, such as journalists or writers. Republicans are more likely to attract those who deal primarily in numbers, like accountants or entrepreneurs. This trend has given rise to the perception that Democrats feel, Republicans think. They in turn represent compassion and logic; two sides of the same human coin. However, this distinction has become more blurred in the past decade. Bush demonstrated, with his management of the budget, that Republicans don’t always think, and the Democratic leadership and Obama campaign have shown us, with their handling of Clinton and her supporters, that Democrats don’t always feel.
One group, however, has moved against the trends – the far left. While more moderate democrats have become more rational, they have retreated ever farther from logic. A candidate named Obama was calculatingly designed to whip them into a frenzy by appealing to their powerful emotional side and promising paradise.
An already unhealthy over-emotional view of the world compounded with the Obama promises of utopia have squeezed their prejudices into extremely tight predictable responses. Any view with which they disagree is “hate” or “racism”, not merely wrong. Anything which does not appear to lead them to the promised land is “evil” and must be despised with whatever vitriol they can muster.
Consider their campaign against Hillary. Their unbridled hatred of all things Hillary was clearly irrational in the long run. After all, they’d eventually be trying to appeal to her supporters anyways, and as is such, would be foolish to alienate them. Yet, that’s what they did.
Consider their unwavering support for Obama, even as he changes his position continuously. If they supported him because of his original positions, why should they support him after he’s changed all of his positions? Obama is constantly handing them the “new truth”. Don’t think ever stop and think, “Hey, what happened to the old truth?” No, of course not.
Consider the extreme unoriginality of their statements. Thinking individuals do not need to parrot talking points. Obama supporters repeat anything the Obama camp says.
It is their unrealistically over-simplistic black and white view of the world which skews their ability to objectively comprehend events, even as they are happening. This level of sheepish mentality is dangerous but predictable. It is also self destructive, as the less rational are less likely to utilize long term planning. And now McCain stands in the way of them and their perceived utopia of hope-change. They believe that if Obama isn’t elected, that something will have been stolen from them – Obama’s promised paradise. It is for this reason that they are willing to act in a desperate and depraved manner. A person with an emergency is never as rational as one without.
This irrational fear of loss of this non-existent paradise has driven them to the brink of madness. Many donate money to the Obama campaign that they cannot afford. Many have personally back-stabbed former friends. Many genuinely believe that those who are different than they are evil. Many of them even believe anything they read on the dailykos.
The far left used to attack Bush for having a simplistic black and white view of the world. Now they’ve adopted it. And it is this belief, that they are uniquely good, tolerant, and capable of love, and the fear of loss of those things, that drives them to hate.