We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
No, you are way worse than that, David. You were played, dude, because you wanted to be played. Had you done the job that you are well-paid to do, that would not have happened. His pressed pants, his skin color, his Harvard Law, and his glibness took you in. No real street newsman would have been conned that easily by an obvious street hustler:
You still are, David. You live in a rainbow pony cocoon, a land of wishful thinking. It is pathetic and irresponsible. A journalist without skepticism, a healthy dose of cynicism, and a healthy dose of whiskey, is not worth a damn.
You, David, are a pussy journalist. You drink milk with dinner. That's why you work at the Times.
He's also a sap because he sees politics from the same filter as the rest of the MSM:
The president believes the press corps imposes a false equivalency on American politics. We assign equal blame to both parties for the dysfunctional politics when in reality the Republicans are more rigid and extreme. There’s a lot of truth to that...
I guess all those times the pubbies "compromised" our rights and money away on unconstitutional and stupid programs show no rigidity or extremism on the left, right? But then, maybe those pubbies really believed those programs weren't so bad in which case the deviding line isn't between pubbies and demoncrats, but between real conservatives and libertarians and the left.
When your teen's behavior involves explosives, corrosives, or toxic substances, it is best to say no. So far, the Democrats have exploded our national debt, corroded our standing in the world, and poured toxic rhetoric into our national debate. Perhaps being rigid and extreme in saying NO is exactly the right response.