Judith Butler: Obama’s popularity rooted in economy, not progressive/enlightened values

In other words, plenty of those who voted for Obama are socially conservative, religious bigots, or to use my regular wording, “pigfuckers”. The author also makes the following point:

“The election of Barack Obama is historically significant in ways that are yet to be gauged, but it is not, and cannot be, a redemption, and if we subscribe to the heightened modes of identification that he proposes […] we risk believing that this political moment can overcome the antagonisms that are constitutive of political life…”