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.
This is a perfect example of the Fox Butterfield Effect. Here is
the definition from Wikipedia:
Butterfield is the eponym for "The Butterfield Effect", used to refer to a person who "makes a statement that is ludicrous on its face, yet it reveals what the speaker truly believes", especially if expressing a supposed paradox when a causal relationship should be obvious. The particular article that sparked this was titled "More Inmates, Despite Drop In Crime" by Butterfield in the New York Times on November 8, 2004.
Logic is not a strong suit of the left. He might as well have
said, "No border crossers, despite the fence."
Ocosta missed his calling. He could have played any role
in the movie Idiocracy!
Ocosta (love that reference) should have stuck to simple reporting. But his ego is bigger than his talent. He is not a political policy super-wonk. He is not the arbiter of social morals. He is not the Conscience of America. Despite how much he wants to be.