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And They Think Cheney Has A Manichean Worldview?

By on 10.8.08 | 9:43AM

Here is the founder of Daily Kos' post-debate victory dance:

If the lack of hate mail in recent days is any indication, their spirit really is broken. Now's the time for us to press the advantage and crush their movement for a generation or more. The question isn't whether we get complacent. No one around these parts is getting complacent. The question is whether we take full advantage of what is shaping up to be a rout and truly press our advantage. Our enemy is on the retreat. We can't let them get away and regroup. It's time to crush them.

And then he appropriates one of the best tough guy scenes from Conan the Barbarian--"Conan, what is best in life?"; "To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women!"--to finish off the chest-pounding, which is kind of funny coming from a movement that has deflected most criticism this cycle not with brute force in open battle, but by crying racism, classism, meanism or by hiding from the issue entirely or by trying to get lawyers to do their fighting for them behind the scenes.

Call your lawyer wasn't exactly the takeaway message I got from the Conanfilms. To each his own, I suppose...Anyway, the point of all this seems to be: Anyone holding out hope that a McCain loss would, at the very least, mean an end to the insufferable carping and whining and high school drama club-esque lamentations of the left--sorry! The kids are maybe going to get their election 2008 popsicle, but they are planning to immediately start throwing another fit. It's going to be a long four years.

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