We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Isn't it fabulous how Obama has reconciled with our enemies and put fear into the hearts of Americans? Does any image illustrate so neatly the wrongheadedness of the Obama administration than Americans scrambling in terror from Air Force One?
carville and 40 years of Democratic rule actually made me feel better. Because most of those predictions are usually wrong!. Remember the predictions in the 90's and early 00's about Republicans running things for a long time. What the Republicans need are some good candidates. Communicators that don't need telepromters.
Yes, the Republicans do need some good candidates. And soon. But we do have a reservoir of good, grown-up people in this country, still. And I think they will emerge as the emergency defines itself more and more clearly. This childish, self-centered amateurism on the part of the Democrats will become more and more clear in he next months, and good grown-up people will answer the call to save us, even if they are damn busy saving themselves and their families from the poor house.
Yes, Specter's desertion has made it possible for the Democrats to have a filibuster-proof Senate. But how often does the vote on an important bill fall exactly within party lines? It seems to me, after years of observing the antics of Congress, that bills usually get crossover votes from the other party.
At any rate, let's pull up our socks here, and watch closely what's going on in the next few months. And let's not despair, because despair tends to make one foolish.
And we're not that, are we?
P. S. I just wish we had Daniel Hannan, the Brit who made that marvelous speech in Parliament, as a citizen. He could out-orate Obama eveny time he opened his mouth.