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Arguably The Most False Analysis Of The 2010 Election

Posted on | November 6, 2010 | 9 Comments

by Smitty

A stunning case of cranial rectalitis on display. OK, the venue, Salon, is anything but unexpected, but William Saletan just couldn’t be further off base without exiting the ballpark. Empasis mine:

I’m not buying the autopsy or the obituary. In the national exit poll, voters were split on health care. Unemployment is at nearly 10 percent. Democrats lost a lot of seats that were never really theirs, and those who voted against the bill lost at a higher rate than did those who voted for it. But if health care did cost the party its majority, so what? The bill was more important than the election.

I realize that sounds crazy. We’ve become so obsessed with who wins or loses in politics that we’ve forgotten what the winning and losing are about. Partisans fixate on punishing their enemies in the next campaign. Reporters, in the name of objectivity, refuse to judge anything but the Election Day score card. Politicians rationalize their self-preservation by imagining themselves as dynasty builders. They think this is the big picture.

They’re wrong. The big picture isn’t about winning or keeping power. It’s about using it.

Sure, if your name is Vladimir Putin.
Now, for the American readership, let us remind ourselves that power corrupts, and the Constitution is a minimalist approach to lending just enough sovereignty and to a Federal government to secure life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for everyone.
Saletan and company do not grasp that the Internet has changed everything. Vulgar displays of power (Pelosi) are last year’s fashion news. Her continued presence in the House promises to be the negative advertising that punts another 60 Demo-Commies in 2012.
Welcome to the Post-Progressive Era, America. Saletan: you can keep your head parked in twilight, or let the truth that technology is now fulfilling the promise of an informed electorate dawn on you; it really makes no difference either way.

Update: seen at RNC:


9 Responses to “Arguably The Most False Analysis Of The 2010 Election”

  1. Paulbro24
    November 7th, 2010 @ 8:05 pm

    Denial is running rampant not only among democorrupts of the ruling classs but among Repubics (stealing Mark Levin’s label)tof the go along Cocktail Party Beltway crowd. In 2012 the repubics the TEA Party must do some serious primary schooling and send some more of the repubic been in DC too long crowd packing. The reach across the aisle crowd seemed to learn nothing from the Utah Tea Party session with Bennett. The DC Beltway Repubics still believe they can tell 1 and two make four when we all know better and will let them know by defeating them in the primaries.
    Much work lies ahead if we wish to save the Constitution and the country for our kids and their posterity.