It was all fine and good when Obama was running for president and every Moveon.org and Care2Action Alert email tickled my optimism. Now it’s all interminable wars and ruined ecosystems and damned compromises.
I have no right to claim fatigue because I’ve done nothing since the inauguration but read and sigh (and occasionally, actually think) and sometimes write checks. Still the liberal, activist “spam” (I did sign up for them) clatters along my inbox like those humorless scolds in message t-shirts who harangue patrons outside Starbucks with petition clipboards.
Case in point, today I received an email with the subject line:
Stop the Torture and Consumption of Dogs!
No. You. Stop.
(yes I know I can unsubscribe, but my curiosity trumps my annoyance)