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November 08, 2006

Color Me Confused

A week or so ago, John Cole stated that he was reading the blogs of right-wingers with whom he once agreed and couldn't figure out what the heck they were thinking.

I still think of myself as a Republican- but I think the whole party has been hijacked by frauds and religionists and crooks and liars and corporate shills, and it frustrates me to no end to see my former friends enabling them, and I wonder ‘Why can’t they see what I see?”
That's kind of how I feel, except that I'm an independent, reading this:
We have to accept the fact that the conservatives we sent to Congress in 1994 became the bloated, earmarking, tone-deaf toads of 2006. They thought they could do whatever they wanted, regardless of what their constituents think, and now they have been reminded of just who is working for whom. Remedying that sense of isolation and disconnect and unchecked power is why we have elections in the first place, and as to the consequences of it, we have no one to blame but ourselves. That imperial attitude is not unique to Republicans or Democrats. That is human nature, and correcting the excesses of human nature only becomes more costly and painful the longer it is allowed to go on.
...followed two sentences later by:
I voted straight down the Republican ticket tonight.
I guess I'm missing the part about what is redeeming about "bloated, earmarking, tone-deaf toads" that "thought they could do whatever they wanted." Man, that straight-party vote for Republicans sure showed'em a thing or two!

If this is what the rightwing really thinks, hell, perhaps they'll pay me to piss in their face and tell'em it's raining too.

Update: As a right-leaning independent, I always thought conservatives were more or less capitalists. I guess liking money and business doesn't mean you necessarily have a clue about them.

Right now, the Dow is down by about 29 points, one day after the Democrats win back the House and probably the Senate.
Pssst...the market closed up almost 20 on the Dow, setting a new record, and near 10 on the Nasdaq. In the eyes of the market, it's not just greed that is good; gridlock's in there too.

I wonder how it reacted to Rumsfeld's resignation. I suppose I could check out the intraday charts, but, well, sleep sounds better.

Posted by Andy at 07:32 PM