Two Words: Echo Chamber. Two More: Ha Ha.

Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter spouts one logical fallacy after another in his synopsis of the mood of the electorate and its utter rejection of Democrats in 2010.

Polls taken prior to the November midterm election indicated that a surprising number of Obama voters said they were going to vote Republican this time and an equally surprising number of McCain supporters said they would be backing Democratic candidates.

It’s not that an equal number or even percentage of McCain supporters would vote Dem, its an equally surprising number. The formulation, as deceitful as it is, reveals the interior workings of this fool’s mind. Because I’d be “surprised” if there were three McCain supporters who voted Dem in the entire country. But this guy so desperately wants to cling to the tantrum template that he’s willing to overlook the unpleasant fact that for the landslide to have taken place as it did, down to the Registrar of Deeds level, a thundering horde of Obama voters had to have gone straight ticket Republican.

This wasn’t a tantrum. This was 18-year-olds leaving home on their birthday.

Never to return.

Amplify’d from www.vanityfair.com
Polls taken prior to the November midterm election indicated that a surprising number of Obama voters said they were going to vote Republican this time and an equally surprising number of McCain supporters said they would be backing Democratic candidates.

Man Up, America!

Well, anger certainly continues to be all the rage in the corridors of American politics. Not to mention American corridors in general. Polls taken prior to the November midterm election indicated that a surprising number of Obama voters said they were going to vote Republican this time and an equally surprising number of McCain supporters said they would be backing Democratic candidates. What that is about, God knows. The general anti-Obama rage out there is palpable. But it’s no more virulent than the anti-Bush sentiment that has pervaded the country for much of the past decade—although this being America, there’s an attendant hatred for Obama that has more to do with race than anything else. What makes today’s fury more worrying is the fact that angry right-wing extremists tend to carry guns in disproportionate numbers to their liberal counterparts.

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