Saturday, July 1

Don't Sugarcoat It Follies - Sandy Underpants

Regular Blue Gal readers might think I started this whole don't sugarcoat it follies thang just so I could have Sandy Underpants, of the wonderful group blog The Aristocrats, back on the show. And how very Merv of me. Sandy won the Don't Sugarcoat It Award on March 28 of this year and guest blogged for me again on May 19. Welcome back Sandy. Tell us what you've been up to.

sunshine and rainbows
a common thread - no planning for the bad result


had an epiphany t'other day - the absence of planning for or acknowledgement of the bad result is a common thread throughout Republican governance.

and for a while I thought, -they've just willed 'bad results' away. that's why they don't plan for them, to cement the charade of continuous progress on all fronts. briefly: --to acknowledge the possibility of bad results gives them a reality we don't want them to have.

but now I think it's not that simple, it's not that the Rs consciously avoid planning for the bad result; they just don't have time for it. they are fully employed and then some with their ceaseless planning for the good result --because their baseline gets reset with every sunrise. they're planning for a good result as compared with riiiiight now. they have embraced continuous governmental born-againism, coupled with bullet-proof self-serving blind optimism and it's very hard work.

they are the party of the future alright, just never the party of the present

5 comments:

  1. I think part of their success is a deep understanding of the short attention span of the American public based upon a mastery of the 24 hour news cycle. If they don't like the news they just change the subject. Rummy in particular is able to sleep at night because he knows that with the sunrise Fox News (and they don't watch anything else) will be talking about some kidnapped blond. Hey "kidnapped blond" sounds like a great name for a band. Did I just change the subject? Sorry.

    Great post, Sandy. xoxo

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  2. Anderson Cooper7:11 PM

    my livelihood depends on that 24 hour news cycle!

    but in all seriousness, I think the repubs rosy disposition is dependent on their reliance on a docile press. I hope, rather than expect, that the blogosphere is part of the solution to that problem. We can't expect that the NYT is always going to do the right thing.

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  3. I remember... I remember, they had a swimming pool. Superior faith. And a much better dealer.

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