If you can stomach some more rage today

consider reading Jane Smiley's Notes for Converts:
. . . you newly-minted dissenters from Bush's faith-based reality seem, right now, to be glorying in your outrage, which is always a pleasure and feels, at the time, as if it is having an effect, but those of us who have been anti-Bush from day 1 (defined as the day after the stolen 2000 election) have a few pointers for you that should make your transition more realistic.
Smiley goes on to list five and a half things that the new converts need to know, starting with
1. Bush doesn't know you disagree with him. Nothing about you makes you of interest to George W. Bush once you no longer agree with and support him. . . . You are now just one of those "polls" that he pays no attention to.

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