Sunday, December 2, 2012

Re-Education Camps Revisited

Michael Walsh, November 5th:
Romney by an electoral college landslide — more than 300 votes. The swing states will all swing the same way; Romney stuns Obama early in Pennsylvania, then cruises through Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida.

Romney’s upper Midwest strategy pays off when bellwether Wisconsin pays back the Democrats for their recall treachery and delivers the state to the GOP.

The Republicans keep the House and narrowly retake the Senate, even without Todd Akin, who’s this year’s Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell rolled into one.
There are minor civil disturbances, quickly quelled. On Wednesday, the stock market goes up 300 points. Hiring booms. Flowers bloom. Pretty girls smile again. The sun comes out.

And we do it again four years later.

Michael Walsh is  weekly op-ed columnist for the New York Post and a regular contributor to National Review Online.
The Free Market requires that Michael Walsh never be hustled out the door.

Michael Walsh today:
But hey — why let a little thing like two devastating losses in the most important election since 1860 get you down? November 6 was just another day in the lives of the GOP’s krack kadre of kampaign konsultants who — as Pat Caddell points out here — have now lost four of the last six presidential elections, essentially by running the same candidate (wealthy scion of the Republican establishment with zero personal downside to a loss) over and over again, and expecting a different result.
What a totally obvious problem that nobody saw that isn't a political problem in itself that will never get fixed if Republicans have their dream slate of policies enacted!

I like, though, this idea of the Candidate With Something To Lose being in the race. Free Market principles of reward and punishment that won't result in the firing of Michael Walsh should be brought to bear on Republican candidates. Grover Norquist should come up with another pledge: all Republican candidates who lose must take jobs as Wal-Mart greeters for the length of the term they run for, and they must forego all other income for that period.

19 comments:

Smut Clyde said...

Elections have consequences, except for rightwing fluffers.

Substance McGravitas said...

The Lottery in Babble-On.

J Neo Marvin said...

Another episode of Mayfly Memory Theatre.

M. Bouffant said...

Hmmm ... trying to think of the last nominee (or candidate, even) of either party who really needed the income.

...

Still thinking.

Substance McGravitas said...

Indeed. Walsh is writing from another universe.

mikey said...

"If only these elections didn't come along and piss all over my delusional worldview, I'd be happy all the time, the sun would shine and pretty girls would stop macing me all the time"...

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

like two devastating losses in the most important election since 1860

Hyperbole much?

wealthy scion of the Republican establishment with zero personal downside to a loss


Mitt Rmoney is rattling around his La Jolla mansion trying to get his former business colleagues to return his calls, and Queen Ann is spending more time with her horses. NO DOWNSIDE AT ALL.

El Manquécito said...

zero personal downside to a loss


?Whuh?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Find some compassion, peoples!!!

Over Thanksgiving, one of Romney’s five sons, Josh, his wife and their four children packed into a single bedroom at the Spanish-style villa on Dunemere Drive here. One friend said they ordered their turkey dinner from Boston Market, the home-style restaurant chain, because there were too many kids running around the house to bother with cooking a feast.
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Another Kiwi said...

Cranky Mitt is reduced to writing complaining letters to his Gazillionaire neighbour complaining about the neighbours renovations and telling him that the labourers are all just sitting around. The neighbour thinks it is a joke. More bitter salty tears for the never anywhere near preznit except in his own mind.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

November 6 was just another day in the lives of the GOP’s krack kadre of kampaign konsultants who — as Pat Caddell points out here — have now lost four of the last six presidential elections, essentially by running the same candidate (wealthy scion of the Republican establishment with zero personal downside to a loss) over and over again, and expecting a different result.

Now you just say, "Romney-O? You know I used to have a scene with him."

Substance McGravitas said...

The dice was loaded from the start.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Walsh et al get it wrong as usual. Democrats have won 5 of the last 6 elections.

Smut Clyde said...

The dice were loaded, Mr McGravitas.

Substance McGravitas said...

WAS.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I don't FEEL re-educated.

Ho ho, Mr. Clyde missed the reference.

Smut Clyde said...

Pedantry is more important than Dyer Straights lyrics, sir.

Smut Clyde said...

Free Market principles of reward and punishment that won't result in the firing of Michael Walsh

Has there been word lately from those pundits who wanted punishment for Nate Silver in the form of reduced credibility when his election predictions were inevitably disproven?

Substance McGravitas said...

Sort of.