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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, February 13, 2012

Quick Thought

Wait, is that his middle finger?

Crazy busy today.

As the GOP doubles down on Catholic dogma concerning birth control in their reflexive dickishness, the question becomes: Did Obama just throw down some 11 dimensional chess?

Did Obama skillfully maneuver the GOP into advocating a 17th century position on human sexuality?

I think no.

I think we're seeing the importance of temperament and disposition on each side.  Obama wanted to do something that had been fairly uncontroversial for years.  The GOP/Bishops freaked out about it.  He made a stab at compromise while still keeping what was really important while sacrificing optimal "messaging".

The GOP/Bishops double down.

This is why I think Obama wins.  He really is the only adult in the room.

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