Laying On Your Head

Tommy Smothers, in Chicago a week before Election Day 1972, via Bruce Miroff’s The Liberals’ Moment: The McGovern Insurgency and the Identity Crisis of the Democratic Party, p. 115:

I was wondering what happened to the passion that we all had a long time ago and how we felt so outraged and incredulous [at] things going down … When you get six years of Johnson followed by four years of Nixon, you’ve got ten years of laying on your head, and now if Jesus Christ was running on the Democratic ticket, you’d say he was full of shit too.