Who is more foolish, the fool or the fools that follow him? No single use of the English language better explains modern politics than that questions.
This last election cycle, we were treated to the war on women, led by people that wanted folks to "stay out of their womb." These same people were demanding someone else pay for their birth control.
This last election cycle, we saw a whole host of very wealthy people rip a man apart for being wealthy.
This last election cycle, we saw a man slandered for riding with his dog in a carrier on top of his car by people supporting a man that once ate dog.
This last election cycle, we saw a man condemn universal health care after having instituted the program it was based upon.
This last election cycle, we saw a man criticize his opponent for flip-flopping after his own campaign publicly compared their own seeming flip flops to an etch-a-sketch.
In all of these examples, and many many more like them, supporters of each side fell in lock step without question. Even when it made inexcusable hypocrites and complete fools of them.
This is on my mind after reading about Hillary Clinton's testimony on Benghazi. She said something she probably shouldn't have said. One side is up in arms about it, the other side is excusing it as no big deal. In the end, four Americans died and we are no closer to preventing it from happening again. But that point has been lost. As those lives were. By political posturing. And partisan loyalty.
Personally, I blame both the fool and the foolish followers.