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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

An Island in the Red Pool


Frame Game | William Saletan

Cheer Up, Republicans
Tuesday, November 06, 2012, at 11:27 PM EST
It is done.  As RangerAgainstWar predicted, it was a true squeaker that broke for President Obama.  We called it the "Storm Dividend" -- a tragedy which arrived right on time and awoke enough of The People just enough to remember that we really are in this together.  We think it gave Mr. Obama a crucial extra point.

In the title post, Slate draws Obama as Nixonian.  Our good friend and fellow blogger FDChief sees him as an Eisenhower Republican, and wrote passionately:

The fact that tomorrow a contest between a flawed but decent Eisenhower Republican and a contemptible oligarchich fabulist deeply in hoc to plutocrats, luddites, Christopaths and unregenerate racist shitheels will likely be decided by the narrowest of margins fills me with rage, despair, and loathing and the deepest contempt for my "fellow Americans" (Poison and the Rope).

There was a moment of concern when Slate reported last night that Walton County (to our West) had two-hour waiting lines:

" ... Florida’s Walton County, a county that voted 73.2 percent for George W. Bush in 2004—21 points above the statewide percentage for Bush. ... Walton went for McCain by 72 percent, which means it is the reddest of the red. The Romney camp is also saying there are hour-plus lines in Florida’s Escambia County (Pensacola)."

They shoot abortions doctors for sport in Pensacola; it is a scary place for a liberal thinker.  Our county, Leon, is an island in the red pool due only to the academic and government presence, and only then by a thin margin.

Today, and for the next term, those who ally with the Republican party will be stomping mad; they've been raving mad for months now.

My new reply from here on out when confronted with their rage will be, "I'm sorry, I can't talk about that."  Full stop.

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