h/t to the beautiful people at Corrente
An article in next month's Atlantic Monthly
(and hey, that entire October issue is online, now, for your blogging pleasure. How can they afford to do that?
Wait, how can I afford to do this?
We both get paid with loyalty, that's how. Subscribing to the print edition is the best thing I've done for this blog all year.)
An article in next month's Atlantic Monthly says maybe the Democrats shouldn't want to win in 2006, but save it up in their pants for 2008. Well, Atlantic Monthly doesn't say "in their pants," but still:
...leaders in both parties do seem to share a fundamental pessimism about the country’s immediate future—and about the ability of Congress to do anything about it. ...One Democratic Senate staffer, who’d prefer two more years in the minority to a narrow majority, notes, “It’s the difference between demanding a plan for Iraq and having to unveil one.” In other words, the fear of winning in 2006 is really all about the fear of losing—and the sense that over the next two years the nation still has more to lose.
With no offense intended to my fellow Pennsylvanians (and Blue Gal's whole immediate family will be voting for Casey, mind) I might be willing to hang on to lil' Ricky Santorum for another six just on pure entertainment value alone. And while there's no hope for the Katherine Harris campaign, I wish we could watch her boobs address the US Senate through the magic of YouTube videoshopping. Yeah, having those clowns in the US Senate sure would be funny...
that is, if it weren't the future of the fucking United States of America we're talking about here.
What, you think Blue Gal is not a patriot? She hates America? If you think that, you have not been listening.
Nah, we've taken enough Republican abuse. Throw their stuff out on the lawn. Get. Out. Now.