Monday, October 12, 2015

Today In "Both Sides Do It": The Wall Street Journal


From Rupert Murdoch's WSJ:
The Two Parties Aren’t Crazy, Just Changed

Demographic, geographic and ideological shifts have remade the look of Republicans and Democrats

Why can’t the two main political parties behave the way they’re supposed to?

Republicans, members of the party that is supposed to stand for orderly succession, are falling for presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson and won’t fall for the logical choices waiting in line to lead their majority in the House of Representatives. Democrats refuse to coronate Hillary Clinton according to plan, and instead flock to Bernie Sanders rallies.

Actually, there is an explanation for this kind of aberrant behavior. The two parties aren’t what they used to be, and what many of us persist in imagining them to be. Their composition—demographically, geographically and ideologically—has changed significantly in the past generation. Seen in this light, the behavior we’re seeing right now isn’t so aberrational at all.
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See?

Everything's fine.

Pay no attention to the mobs of paranoid bigots, imbeciles and Christopaths setting their own balls on fire.

Over and over and over again.

And blaming Obama.

Because it burns so bad.

Over and over and over again.

The system is working so just get in the windowless panel truck with the nice Republican.

Because he's your vehicle, baby.

He'll take you anywhere you want to go.




4 comments:

Jimbo said...

Murdoch is not a journalist. Never has been. He is an Aussie William Randolph Hearst with a lot more assets and less intelligence.

Unknown said...

Gerald Seib is a both-siderist in the lesser mold of Brooks. Not really someone to be taken seriously.

And Jim Peterik (Ides of March / Survivor - he gifted us us with the puke-worthy Rocky Balboa karaoke-forever-staple "Eye Of The Tiger") is a tool. My only encounter with him was 30 years ago (+/-) when he drove up to this (west suburb of Chicago) record store I worked at in a white convertible Chrysler K-car. Wow. Spending those mad royaltiez, are ya. He pulled into a parking space right in front of the store, visible in the floor-to-ceiling window behind our register. The convertible top was down and a guitar case sat straight up in the middle of the back seat. He walked in, big hair, big glasses, and asked if we could keep an eye on his car while he shopped. I knew who he was but just rolled my eyes and said "yeah sure" like the slouchy punk I was. Times like that were why we always kept a copy of "Reflections" by Gil Scott-Heron in our play pile. So at the next break of whatever was on the stereo I put on side B and let it ride. Loud. By the time it gets to the rap/song "B-Movie" (one of my favorite anti-Reagan spiels ever - and in 1981!) most people were shuffling uncomfortably and looking for an excuse to ghost out the door. Thankfully, he was no exception. He didn't buy anything and I presume he drove off to the next place where he hoped someone would recognize him.
I've never liked "Vehicle" either. No sir, never liked it.

Redhand said...

Their composition—demographically, geographically and ideologically—has changed significantly in the past generation. Seen in this light, the behavior we’re seeing right now isn’t so aberrational at all.

Translation: Since blacks, and especially those brown Latinos who are invading Murrica in their millions, along with those brown terrorist A-rabs, support the Democrats, it's not Tip O'Neill's pasty-white Irish-American Party, with lots of Jews thrown in, anymore. So of course the poo-flinging, apeshit radical behavior of the White Republican GOP "isn't so aberrational at all."

dinthebeast said...

Wait, "Vehicle" was a Blood Sweat and Tears song; I had it on a 45RPM single when I was a kid... God I'm old.

-Doug in Oakland