In the Bush Presidency, every day saw another jaw-dropping piece of news out of the White House, each more outrageous, embarrasing, or surreal than the last. The country now has a leader who has job-relevant competence, can think for himself, and speaks in complete sentences. Whether he can justify the hope he stoked remains to be seen, but for now it’s nice just to see competence and humanity at the top of government.
Unfortunately the opposition hasn’t yet faced up to the resounding shoutdown they received from the voters in November. Trapped in the anti-reality bubble of its own making, the G.O.P. continues to doom itself to irrelevancy, taking each new defeat as a sign of righteousness (someone send these guys that Monty Python clip of the knight who denies each loss of another limb — only a flesh wound! — even after he’s down to zero).
The right will continue to keep left-wing bloggers in business, but let’s face it, blogging isn’t yet a sustainable business model. So I’m focusing on other projects for a while, but I’ll continue to post when I have the time and inspiration. The posts may be fewer and farther between, but I pledge to make them worth the time.
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