If there’s one thing I hate, it’s a whiner…
Back in the days of the Vietnam war and the radical left there arose an idea called “political correctness” and while PC went a long way towards showing up bigotry, it also created a class of self-proclaimed victims who whined a lot.
About a decade ago, I noticed that the religious right had adopted the self-proclaimed victim label, fanned by such organizations as the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and the tribe of televangelists. They whined a lot. Today the biggest whiners are the tax protesters, and the silliest are the parents who whine about the President talking to their children.
In the Obama Conspiracy context, it looks to me like the anti-Obama tribe has also taken up the victim banner, whether it is the “lack of civility” whine of the lawyers or the general whine that they should be immune from criticism.
I don’t know if there has been in reality a great sea change from whining on the left to whining on the right, or if it’s just my changing viewpoint with age; I just hope never to be found among the whiners. Anyone who posts their views on a web site is, in the words of the immortal Ray Stevens, “invitin’ public critique”.