The GOP establishment threw everything including the kitchen sink at O’Donnell and Palin, and it wasn’t even close. Of course the conventional media wisdom is this helps the . . . Democrats? WTF?
The CW that O’Donnell’s win is good news for Dems does not surprise me. The meme comes from the fact that Mama Grizzlies energize not only the right but the left. We saw this play out in 2008, but we will find out in a matter of weeks whether the Dems in their sick, sad present state can win general elections running on this one-trick pony again. Dems are bankrupt and have nothing else to run on so rallying the base against oddballs like Angle, O’Donnell, etc. is one of the only things that allows the Obama Left to cling bitterly to their cynical version of Hope.
The current lot of Democrats and their progressive enablers love to point out how low-information and stupid their opponents and critics are. But, how smart were Obama and his backers? How good was the quality of their information? How could they have not known that jobs was going to be the number one issue in this election cycle?
There is a stunning amount of stupidity on display right now, but it is not that of ordinary Americans. It is the massive stupidity of so-called “Democratic strategists” and movement progressives who thought that turning their backs on defending working people, women, lgbt, minorities, the environment, a genuine public component in healthcare reform, social security, civil liberties, stem cell research, and so on, would somehow carry them through a period of persistent unemployment and war that most Americans do not want to be in.
For myself, trying to choose between the Pelosis/Obamas and the Angles/Millers is like trying to choose between malaria or smallpox. A plague on both their houses, literally. Voting to continue Washington’s bipartisan desertion of the American people is not the antidote. It is the disease that ensures the corporate hold on our country.
Is there a cure among us from this processed sanity?
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