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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

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Romney Concedes Florida

My predictive powers are awesome indeed.

So as not to double up posts, here is something that is purely distilled schadenfreude:

While, yes, these are a bunch of very white people, I was surprised at how many of them were young-ish.  I'd say a 50-50 split between grumpy old geezers and young white people who still think Bush was a great president.

On another note, reading through the schadenfreude files, it is stunning how melodramatic and historically wrong the Right has become.  Part of it, was that they had bought into their own bullshit.  They really thought Romney was going to win.  He was never going to win.

Secondly, they bought into their hype about Obama.  That's also bullshit.  So now, having convinced themselves that Obama is a Muslim, Kenyan, Marxist Socialist, they are convinced America is doomed.  The reasons America is doomed are - of course - unhinged.  America might be doomed, but that's only if the nihilist caucus in the House gets their way again.

Obama is a rational, measured hawk.  He refused to nationalize the banks or the health care system.  He passed a modest form of banking reform.  He believes that the rich should pay the same rate they paid under Clinton.  He believes women should be able to get contraception without being hassled over it.

And for this he is a monster.

Sometimes, when a psychotic is confronted by the depth of their delusions, they are able to snap out of it a little.  But for most, it simply reinforces the delusion.

Sadly, I think the GOP is going to sink deeper into delusion.

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