Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Dick Morris -- How were the exit polls so wrong?

Interesting analysis. Curious commentary last night as all the pundits "knew" the results and spent at least the early evening explaining the Bush "defeat."

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair: How Bush Was Offered Bin Laden and Blew It My favorite commie journalist exposes how "war was in the cards." Reminds one of FDR.
H. L. Mencken, "The Politician Under Democracy" (1926), quote courtesy of Tom DiLorenzo at

"He is a man who has lied and dissembled, and a man who has crawled. He knows the taste of boot-polish. He has suffered kicks in the tonneau of his pantaloons. He has taken orders from his superiors in knavery and he has wooed and flattered his inferiors in sense. His public life is an endless series of evasions and false pretenses. He is willing to embrace any issue, however idiotic, that will get him votes, and he is willing to sacrifice any principle, however sound, that will lose them for him. I do not describe the democratic politician at his inordinate worst; I describe him as he is encountered in the full sunshine of normalcy."
"They are men who, at some time or other, have compromised with their honor, either by swallowing their convictions or by whooping for what they believe to be untrue. They are in the position of the chorus-girl who, in order to get her humble job, has had to admit the manager to her person. . . . He becomes a coward and a trimmer ex officio. . . . Thus the ideal of democracy is reached at last: it has become a psychic impossibility for a gentleman to hold office under the Federal Union, save by a combination of miracles that must tax the resourcefulness of God."