Missing the Point
in today's Wall Street Journal is not to be missed. He catalogs the many ways in which the left's "commentariat" and their followers have completely missed the point of the last two years in American politics. It would almost be funny--if it weren't so sad--to reflect on the ways that highly educated people can be so amazingly clueless and insular. But then, what to expect? They put all their stock in hope and hope and change and hope for change and "we are the change we've been waiting for" and sat comfy in the belief that they'd actually persuaded the American people to abandon two centuries and more of political tradition and ethos. They thought that everything they held dear was now "beyond debate." Guess not. So now they find that they have persuaded no one of anything. They've been talking to their friends, exploiting their usual constituents, forgetting that one particular constituency has the eternal problem (for them) of growing up, and blithely writing off the Tea Party movement as the province of hicks, losers and weirdos. It's going to make for some messy accounting for them come election day.
8:09 PM / October 16, 2010