Another, quick reminder that I am taking to heart the comments of the many good folks who have contacted me to point out how terribly unattractive it is to keep saying, "Yeah, but Liberals were saying this shit back in the Devonian Era." Therefore I am temporarily suspending the conceit that I am right about some things and other people are wrong or are so late to the party that they should at least wipe their feet before heading for the keg.
Meanwhile and unrelatedly, Former RNC chair and MSNBC employee Michael Steele and former Republican congressman and MSNBC employee Joe Scarborough continue to take well-deserved victory laps for having been right about Teddy WreckSpin for several weeks in a row:
Michael Steele on the ‘I Told You So’ Caucus Getting the Shutdown Rightby Lloyd Grove Oct 21, 2013 5:45 AM EDT
Among the loudest GOP voices predicting the blowup of Cruz control in the shutdown fight was Joe Scarborough—and the former RNC chairman. Steele tells Lloyd Grove why we’re due for a repeat in three months.As Republican activists and office-holders survey the wreckage of the past week—including historic lows in public approval and alarming highs in public revulsion (a perilous 74 percent in the most recent ABC News/Washington Post survey)—they might remember the dire premonitions of the “I Told You So” Caucus.Former Republican representative Joe Scarborough, whose Morning Joe program on MSNBC is a coffee klatch for opinion leaders on both sides of the TV screen, is the voluble Cassandra of the caucus. For weeks now, on television and in print, he has been warning that Texas Tea Party Sen. Ted Cruz’s quixotic attempt to thwart the implementation of Obamacare—by shutting down the federal government, and by threatening the full faith and credit of the United States through a refusal to raise the debt ceiling—would result in political catastrophe.And so it has.“In terms of folks outside of politics, I think Joe has an incredible influence because of his very precise way of framing the arguments, and I think that has helped crystallize some of the finer nuance points that often get lost in the discussion, particularly when you’re dealing with the arcane measurement of debt and the fiscal alchemy that goes into putting together the federal budget,” says former Maryland lieutenant governor Michael Steele, the ex-chairman of the Republican National Committee and a frequent panelist on Morning Joe....
Way to go gentlemen: this nation needs more brave voices like yours!
Just remember, a
pundit is not without profit prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home.