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Friday, November 10, 2006

Cognitive Dissonance

Front page of the Wall Street Journal proclaims the election was "a clear call by voters for new--and bipartisan--approaches," this in the face of large Democratic gains in the recent election.

It is interesting that when Bush barely wins his second term it was a "clear mandate" and a time for him to spend political capital, but when Democrats win big, it becomes a call for
bipartisanship. I believe the therapists call this cognitive dissonance. In politics, it's a spinmeister throwing a spitball.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Killer Whale said...

The editorial staff of the Wall Street Journal?

Don't get me started ....


The editorial staff of the Wall Street Journal is total and complete bullsh#t.

I saw Alan Murray - who was the Assistant Managing Editor for the WSJ - on CNBC all of the time before and after the invasion.

After months of not finding any WMDs, CNBC reporter asked about the lack of progress in finding WMDs.

His response?

"So what. We got rid of a bad man."

Any alcoholic pro-Bush barfly wasting his life away on a bar stool could've said that.

This from, supposedly, one of the "brightest minds" at the Journal?

Luckily the news and the editorial staffs are ( or at least have been ) seperate.

Friday, November 10, 2006 at 1:09:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

KW,

I thank you for the input.
I go to the WSJ as Margaret Mead went to Samoa...I stand both incredulous, and on a recon mission to see what the alternate thinking is, such as it is. In the Army, we call this awareness training.

Friday, November 10, 2006 at 1:32:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear you, Ranger.

Your response brings to mind two quotes - one vintage, the other more modern.

"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer" ... Sun tzu (and Micheal Corleone) :-)

and

"We watch Fox so that you don't have to ."

www.newshounds.us


Have a good weekend.

Friday, November 10, 2006 at 7:02:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

Right on, anon.
It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it.
A good weekend to you, too.

Friday, November 10, 2006 at 7:33:00 PM GMT-5  

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