A note on "liberal apathy"

Regarding my most-recent post about Jonathan Cohn's TNR piece: I realized I never really addressed the "liberal apathy" charge which was right there in Cohn's title. That's largely because I was so gobsmacked over Cohn's assertion that liberals should "show enthusiasm" (i.e. - clap appreciatively) when Obama or congressional Democrats do something right, something we agree with and support...

The Stupidity of Jonathan Cohn (and others)

Before I begin, let me offer up the usual disclaimers: no, I don't think Jonathan Cohn is the worst thing since sliced dogshit. No, I don't think he's never had a decent idea or never taken a position I agreed with. But it's pretty clear from Cohn's recent column in The Joe Lieberman Gazette The New Republic (see here for explanation of why I call TNR the "Lieberman Gazette") that Cohn thinks...