Ed Driscoll

Swag. Petrol. Matches.

Parody in 2010:

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Reality in 2014:
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“The fourth stage is burning your Obama shirt,” Kate of Small Dead Animals writes. And along with the remains of her BBQ’ed T-shirt, “the hot embers of their ardor for big government may cool as they realize the poetry rarely gets translated into prose. And for that, Barack Obama will deserve a fair share of the credit. For nothing breeds disillusionment and cynicism more than the failure to deliver,” Jonah Goldberg notes in his recent look at “Millennials,” a.k.a., “The Most Cynical Generation.”

(Though as one of Kate’s commenters quips, “I hope she bought carbon offsets for the burning t-shirt.”)