Friday, November 10, 2006
I don't understand why Billmon insinuates that there might be something wrong with fancying foot.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
The Root Cause
I stopped watching the television and reading my RSS updates some time between 3 and 4 am last night, and have been trying to understand what the root cause or causes were, that resulted in last night's staggering election outcome.
Rather than the Iraq War that has left all but a tiny portion of the electorate (a portion including but not limited to the Beltway pundit and Beltway pundit-wannabe class) bitter and angry, than the right-wing agenda finally showing its ugliness to a sufficient portion of the electorate (though the foaming at the mouth should always have been a subtle hint), than economic policies that have been eating away at the middle class and completely obliterating the poor; the outcome on election day has been primarily the result of the disparity between the two parties' abilities to energize their respective bases and appeal to their key constituencies.
The GOP lost the election because it lost its appeal to more than a few (surgically small, but) key constituencies:
... just now on CNN, says something to the effect of "Republicans ran against Nancy Pelosi as the boogeyman blah blah blah and she will have to reach across party lines blah blah blah as Speaker of the House blah blah blah."
How the fuck is it that when the American people reject, by an overwhelming fucking margin, the idea of Nancy Pelosi demonized by the right-wing GOP, that she has to be all bipartisan and please those evil motherfuckers?
The right-wing fucking lost to Nancy Pelosi.
Get it? So just STFU and keep your worthless commentary to yourselves.