New term, and I better get credit for this one, dang it.
An Odiot is a person who keeps hoping, all evidence to the contrary, that Obama will be the progressive president the Odiot thought he would be. Case in point: My poor sister-in-law is an example of an Odiot. Here’s what she told my husband on the phone today, I assume as if it was just a big ole ball of cherry ice cream on a chocolate cake: Obama will end don’t ask don’t tell. She’s in the Navy, she ought to know. Um, guess again, O uninformed one. I guess the idea pissed off the wrong rich Hoover, or maybe the totally unsalvagable Christian Air Force threw a hissy fit and insinuated treason. If you’re paying attention you know the only people Obama stands up to are women, gays, and the rest of his base.
Another example of Odiocy is the endless stream of hopeful blog posts about Hilda Solis. No shit, she’s the new heroine of the left. The Labor Secretary is going to save the day with her progressive views on labor, proving what a commitment Obama has to progressive values, and single-handedly absolving the golden administration of all charges. Digby even compared her to Frances Perkins (google her), as if! As if what? As if the Secretary of Labor had that kind of power anymore! In case Digby hadn’t noticed, Perkins’ power was part of the reason that position has lost clout. And her name, like the name of Secretary of Labor after Secretary of Labor has been lost to the dustbin of history ever since. But of course she wouldn’t know that…she’s a misogyny-loving apologist who doesn’t know the first thing about women’s history, let alone Frances Perkins (who was pretty amazing, FTR).
(Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Hilda Solis, but let’s keep it in perspective, shall we? )
ANYway, my personal grudge with Digby aside, I’m not going to link to any of the other Odiocy, because if you’ve been paying attention, you’ve seen it for yourself. I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. The Solis consolation prize narrative is in full swing and you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Now here’s a guy just beginning to emerge from an Odiotic stupor. He’s still hoping against hope, though. It’s all Reid’s fault. Well, if Reid support The O, which he did, then what, huh?