November 28, 2012

Repentant but confused

Bruce Bartlett:  [McCain's] decision to put the grossly unqualified Sarah Palin on his ticket was nothing short of irresponsible. Perhaps more importantly, it didn’t work, and Obama won easily.


wait wait wait wait

"Perhaps more importantly...?"  Really, Bruce?  It would have been ok if they'd won?  Oh yes, it would have been fine.  This is the party that brought you Spiro Agnew and Dan Quayle.

It's the failure that's killing him, the product of the sick synergy of Bush's incompetence and Cheney's cynicism.  It would be ok if they'd won - anything's ok if you win.  Bartlett discovered that realism and cynicism are not too far apart, and when you take cynicism to its highest level, there is really nothing left to fight for, no ideals, just a sick ideological game of Survivor.

Orwell told you so, Bruce.


Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

In his defense: consider his audience (which no doubt isn't listening because he's an apostate).

November 29, 2012 at 8:28 AM  

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