Friday, February 25, 2011

just because they said it was stupid and wouldn't work, and then it didn't work, doesn't mean it was stupid

the really fascinating thing about the american right today is its stubborn inability to admit it ever made a mistake.

things that the rest of the universe remembers as being blunders of the 2008 presidential campaign, stuff like the selection of sarah palin as running mate or making some random dude the centerpiece of your presidential campaign, are not the stupid decisions that the rest of us all remember so fondly. rather they were brilliant moves. moves that should have won them the presidency if all were right in the world. and they would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for (pick as many as you want): (a) the liberal media, (b) that slick-talking kenyan, (c) the forces of international socialism, or (d) whatever glenn beck is ranting about this week.

(h.t. atrios)