…”this” being, well, this litany of doom and worry: and I ask myself, Jeez. We are so totally not going to be prepared for the consequences when we end up winning the Presidential election in 2016.
…What? I’ve been doing this sort of thing since before the 2002 midterms; and back in that cycle the Democrats were just as smugly certain as they are today that they were Destiny’s Children. And as I recall, Election Night ended with James Carville putting a garbage can on his head to hide his shame. Look, I’m not going to pretend that I’m always right, or anything – but if the Democratic party was REALLY as in tune with both objective reality and the will of the electorate as it likes to pretend it is then we wouldn’t have spent the last couple cycles ripping state governments out of its hands. And, collectively: neither party is as Machiavellian and darkly brilliant as their detractors like to think that they are.
But far be it from me to interfere with somebody’s Moment of Emo… is emo still a thing? I got kids now, so I don’t keep up with pop culture as much as I quickly vet it before I let any of it into the house.