Friday, May 27, 2011

Quote Of The Day

Over at Multi Medium, Eli sums up the likely result of politics over the next couple of years:
The Democrats swept the Republicans out in 2006 and 2008 because the Republicans proved themselves to be incompetent and corrupt. The Republicans swept the Democrats out in 2010 because the Democrats proved themselves to be incompetent and corrupt. Now the Republicans are proving themselves to be downright malevolent, and could very well swing the backlash pendulum back to the Democrats, and in a presidential election cycle too.

I Got Your "Overreach" Right Here
He's by no means the first to make this observation, but it's a succinct and pointed formulation of it. Hell, I saw this coming back in 2008. The only thought I will add to it is that having the Democrats in power again won't mean a damn thing. They'll do what the Republicans have been trying to do this term, and the progressives who are wailing about the evil Republicans now will be talking about "pragmantism", and how racist Obama's critics are.

All you have to do is look at how things have gone since 2006 to realize that all this is true. I feel like I'm playing the Bill Murray role in Groundhog Day sometimes.


Teresa Evangeline said...

It seems the whole nation is stuck in "Groundhog Day," with no truly discernible difference or raising of awareness. At least Bill finally broke through. We seem to be light years away from even that small upward movement.

Cujo359 said...

Unfortunately, Bill Murray's character was just one person. He eventually wised up. Collectively, we seem to educate P.T. Barnum's favorite demographic no faster than it can be replenished.