Supporters of George W. Bush stood by him to the very end, falling back on “he kept us safe” to quell any dissonance they experienced.
I wonder if the same will hold true for Barack Obama’s administration. Will liberal-minded people be more sensitive to, and more open-minded about, criticism of the president’s actions—and perceived inaction?
Judging from this new ad (see video above), the Republican National Committee may have already figured that many liberal-minded people may be more apt to bend in the face of dissonant feelings.
The Michael-Moore-like storytelling—and use of elitist symbols, like Obama playing golf—appear to be aimed at swaying disappointed Dems, rather than at simply restirring the bitter antagonisms of GOP faithful.