Wednesday, November 5, 2008

End Of An Error

From Economist Paul Krugman:
November 5, 2008, 8:25 am
The monster years
Last night wasn’t just a victory for tolerance; it wasn’t just a mandate for progressive change; it was also, I hope, the end of the monster years.
What I mean by that is that for the past 14 years America’s political life has been largely dominated by, well, monsters. Monsters like Tom DeLay, who suggested that the shootings at Columbine happened because schools teach students the theory of evolution. Monsters like Karl Rove, who declared that liberals wanted to offer “therapy and understanding” to terrorists. Monsters like Dick Cheney, who saw 9/11 as an opportunity to start torturing people.
And in our national discourse, we pretended that these monsters were reasonable, respectable people. To point out that the monsters were, in fact, monsters, was “shrill.”
Four years ago it seemed as if the monsters would dominate American politics for a long time to come. But for now, at least, they’ve been banished to the wilderness.


Hand2Hand said...

Here's the finger right back at'cha, George.

To everyone else, we're not out of the woods yet! The Cheney/Bush regime have more than two months to do everything they can to make life hell for Obama.

Especially, look for them to grant pardons to their friends and co-conspirators (like Daddy Bush did for the Iran-Contra suspects) before they can even get to trial.

This time, though, W will try to issue one for himself to cover his ass.

Dojo Rat said...

You're very right, H2H.
The pardon's will start flying now.
What I'm worried about is that the R's may take the duct tape and band-aids andsuper-glue off the economy and let the pieces fall at Obama's feet...

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