Though I nodded to its inevitablity on election night, I am bone-weary of the circular firing squad. It was the social conservatives’ fault; it was Romney’s fault; it was the Tea Party’s fault, et cetera ad nauseam. Now Jim Geraghty of NRO blames Libertarian voters, even though, as Geraghty clearly indicates, all of Gary Johnson’s… Read More The GOP’s Credibility Gap
Perhaps the worst of all possible defeats are the unexpected. To go into a fight knowing loss is likely. that one can prepare for that. But to be certain that you will win, and to get ruthlessly denied, that staggers. I’ve spent a few days trying to figure out what in the name of all… Read More Okay. I’ve Shaken it Off.
I cannot write today. I am … “gobsmacked” is the only word that fits. The mind recoils in horror. I reel between anguish and rage. I’ll get over it. I’ll bounce back. I’ll find a way to deal. But today… I have nothing. Which is good, as there won’t be much for the Beast to… Read More So, That Happened.
I lost power for 24 hours, then I got it back. No flooding, save for a trickle that made it into my fusebox and shorted out my smoke detectors, which has since been remedied. Nora even got to have a Halloween. So there’s no way I’m going to bemoan my fate, when New York City… Read More Why I’m Not Blogging About Sandy or the Election
Oh. Yeah, well. O’Keefe! Out of Context! Entrapment! Trolling!
Appeals to Novelty are so obligatory among progressives, aren’t they? Even when they’re not actually germaine to the point. ROMNEY: Our Navy is old — excuse me, our Navy is smaller now than at any time since 1917. The Navy said they needed 313 ships to carry out their mission. We’re now at under 285.… Read More Horses and Bayonets and Buggy Whips and Corsets and Fountain Pens, Brylcreem, Un-Ironic Affection for Cheap Beer, Music Videos…
The difference between blogging as a compulsive hobby and blogging for a living lies chiefly in how often you’re allowed to take off. Stacy McCain has a thousand things he’d rather be discussing than whatever insignificant quips and dull gotchas emerge from the latest round of Electoral Competitive Grandstanding, but there he is anyway, twittering… Read More Stacy McCain Blogs the Presidential Debate, so I Don’t Have To
I did not watch the debates, but I was pretty confident of them. Romney was irritatingly good during the primary debates, weirdly unsinkable despite the efforts of Santorum, Ron Paul et al. He was Iceman: no mistakes. So I knew Romney wasn’t going to screw anything up. And I rather hoped that Romney’s strongest feature… Read More The There, It was Not There.
Via The Anchoress, the Parodists of Record wrap a real story in a fake story, causing many to question their true commitment to progressivism: The New York Times newsroom is reportedly still undecided on whether or not to print a recent letter received from Obama, in which the president threatens to kill another helpless citizen every… Read More The Onion Reveals its Raaaaacism
Yesterday I said five, ten, twenty years. But terrorists are not so lazy as that. Now we have a dead ambassador and two trashed embassies, and the Atlantic has called for immediate discussion. On the short-term politics, one reason why people who have seen previous campaigns always insert, “Anything could happen, but…” when giving forecasts… Read More The Rage That Dare Not Speak its Name