The Right also likes to fall in love with its own narratives and then draw conclusions on their basis as if they were universally true.
Example. I don’t know how many times I’ve come across the idea that “the Left has radicalized so much in a few years that they now see even the ultra radical Obama as too tame.”
This is stupid because the Left never saw Obama as ultra-radical. I was on the Left and a great Obama supporter and I know exactly how it was. I wrote here on the blog a week after he won the election in 2008 that the Left had placed such expectations on him that he was never going to meet them. They were publishing lists of what they wanted him to do, long, long lists. And those lists were completely insane, so the guy was set up to disappoint from the start.
The narrative about Obama on the Left was always – ALWAYS – and not since last year or since Trump or whatever – that he was a middle-of-the-road empty suit disappointment. The Left nicknamed him “Deporter in Chief,” which was ludicrous but it gives you an idea of the general perception.
I’ll tell you more. This isn’t even about Obama. Absolutely any president would prove a disappointment to the Left. Because what they want is what a president by definition can’t give them.
In any case, the Right needs to get out of the echo chamber and pay attention to what the opponents actually are as opposed to what they imagine them to be. The Left is congenitally incapable of engaging with anything but the fantasy but the Right is not inhabiting the land of unicorns, so it can.