The pundits already have. Bipartisan equivocation. Steelering the election. Will the real Ed Morrow please stand up? Plus more.
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BIPARTISAN LIBERAL PROGRESSIVISM
Re: Ryan L. Cole’s The Era of Bad Feelings:
Have you ever noticed that “bipartisanship” always — always! — means “doing what the Democrats want?”
I remember, back in 2004 after George W. Bush won his second term by a large margin, seeing a prominent Democratic commentator go through a lengthy list of “here’s what President Bush has to do to win Democratic support.” I don’t remember every detail, but every point mentioned seemed to be things I took as having been explicitly repudiated by the election results.
I didn’t see any “here’s what President Obama has to do to win Republican support” laundry list this time around. What has been repudiated now?
I think I’d be happier — and probably the nation would be better
off — if, this time around, the Republicans took issue with the
Democrat agenda and picked fights. There’s been too much
“getting along” already.
— Robert Nowall
Cape Coral, Florida
Late last Wednesday the 25-year-old Obamaniac in the next office bounded into my office, something he never does, to gloat. This is the man-child who stopped discussing the election in July when my response to his challenge “Why don’t you like Obama?” was “I lived through Carter and this has the exact same feel.”
Last Wednesday, I let him revel without response; just watching until he stopped and noted that he was goading me without effect. ”Your guy won. Now it is time for you folks to shut up and put up. We’ll be watching.” He left.
One relief of this outcome is that the legions of
whiners, criers and ninnies must now be quiet and must back up
their years and years of nattering. We needn’t marinate
in vitriol as they have, but (and this has been hard for D.C.
Republicans) we must always remember that we do not need to do
— Reid Bogie
WILL THERE BE ANOTHER ELECTION IN 4 YEARS?
Re: Daniel Allott’s The Most Important Election Since…:
“So why are we regularly told that the next election will inevitably be looked back upon as the hinge of American — and perhaps world — history? It’s the same reason why a football player will tell reporters that his next game is the most important ever, even if he played in the Super Bowl the year before.”
Mr. Allott’s article brings to mind Duane Thomas, one-time running back for the Dallas Cowboys.
Thomas was generally taciturn, no doubt due to the idiotic
questions of the Moron Media of his day. When asked how it felt
to be playing in the ultimate game, Thomas wondered aloud if
there would be another Super Bowl next year.
— Dan Martin
PLAYING GAMES WITH THE ELECTION
Re: Jeremy Lott’s Redskinned Alive: