by Zoë Pollock

Dennis G. elaborates on an analogy made by Glenn Thrush, that Obama offends liberals like Bob Dylan offended folk-loving hippies when he went electric. Dennis defends both for their rock and roll attitude:

Dylan shocked these folksters when he plugged in an electric guitar at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.  ... They did not hate the songs. They hated the way that Dylan presented the music. ... Dylan had a very hard time accepting their rage as sensible on any level and from time to time he lashed out at them with comments that some folks today might call ‘attacking his base’. ...

[T]ime proved Dylan right and the process outrage of the folksters just looks silly in retrospect. And two years into the Obama Administration I think the same can be said about all the process rage directed at President Obama.

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