It’s swell to be swell

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle at 10:01 am by George Smith

Good pay for being obvious and nice-looking. We select only the very best of the lot in the meritocracy.

Nick Kristof, concluding things today:

But think back to 2000. Many Democrats and journalists alike, feeling grouchy, were dismissive of Al Gore and magnified his shortcomings. We forgot the context, prided ourselves on our disdainful superiority — and won eight years of George W. Bush.

This time, let’s do a better job of retaining perspective. If we turn Obama out of office a year from now, let’s make sure it is because the Republican nominee is preferable, not just out of grumpiness toward the incumbent during a difficult time.

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Living proof the wrong people are getting pepper spray.

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