Daniel Greenfield points out that this should be heady times for leftists:
The American left has never had it this good with two terms of an uncompromising leftist in the White House dedicated to its agenda, making and unmaking laws at a whim, siccing the IRS and federal prosecutors on his political enemies and transforming the country at a breathtaking pace.
Obama is what generations of the left have worked toward. This is the flicker of hope they kept alive throughout the Nixon years, Carter's collapse and the long stretch of Reaganomics. This is what Bill Clinton robbed them of by gauging his actions against the polls instead of blasting full steam ahead regardless of what the public wanted.
Greenfield goes on to note that those on the left, spurred by an ideology based upon opposition, continues the negativity, attacks, and hate despite the salad days of an Obama administration:
Hating the right is the only thing that keeps the left together. When it doesn't have Nixon to kick around anymore, it dissolves into a wet puddle of goo. If it didn't have Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney and every other figure who took his turn starring in their grim theater of the Two Minutes Hate, it would revert back to the petty infighting of a thousand minor eccentric causes.
The left needs to believe in a vast right-wing conspiracy. It needs the Koch Brothers, Karl Rove, Evangelical Christians, AIPAC, oil companies, defense contractors and every other element of its conspiracy theories to keep its followers focused on the "real" threat instead of purging each other for tone policing, insufficient privilege checking and any other outrage of the week.
As long as we are speaking of hatred and negativity, how about this story of some good old-fashion Jew hating at UT-Knoxville:
Reports about vandalism of campus Jewish facilities, harassment of Jewish professors and students and even physical attacks by members of SJP have been reported at some schools.
If this is what SJP is reported to do, is this what UT-Knoxville can expect?
The article goes on to quote Khalad Abu Toameh, who intervied students and professors at several university campuses:
The so-called pro-Palestinian "junta" on the campuses has nothing to offer other than hatred and de-legitimization of Israel. If these folks really cared about the Palestinians, they would be campaigning for good government and for the promotion of values of democracy and freedom in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Their hatred for Israel and what it stands for has blinded them to a point where they no longer care about the real interests of the Palestinians, namely the need to end the anarchy and lawlessness, and to dismantle all the armed gangs that are responsible for the death of hundreds of innocent Palestinians over the past few years..
What is happening on the U.S. campuses is not about supporting the Palestinians as much as it is about promoting hatred for the Jewish state. It is not really about ending the "occupation" as much as it is about ending the existence of Israel...
Everything the left does and advocates, from environmentalism to abortion to tax and energy policy, is driven by the very same hate engine. To the left, pro-lifers aren't just wrong, they are waging a war on women, rich people aren't just rich, they are thieving bastards who must be brought down, oil companies aren't provided gasoline for people to put in their cars, they are trying to destroy the earth itself. It's such a tiring, never-ending tirade but it seems to be all they have.