Lamentations of our adversaries
My guilty pleasure is to watch MSNBC on successful election nights.
Last night we got home from a dinner and discovered something wonderful when we switched on the television. There’s an entire cable network called MSNBC devoted to the entertainment of conservatives. Apparently all they have on this station is disconsolate lefties 24/7. We assume it’s part of the Fox empire. Roger Ailes is a genius, isn’t he?
A guy named Lawrence O’Donnell hosts a show called “The Last Word,” a misleading name, since here we are getting in a latter word. Even so, the show is awesome. O’Donnell cracked us up when he opened yesterday’s show: “Tonight, the really big winner in Wisconsin’s recall election is–President Obama.” Later he had one of his fellow hosts, Rachel Maddow, on as a guest, and she agreed: “It’s going to be hard to see this as a bad night for Obama,” she declared, citing the president’s “11-point margin of theoretical victory . . . over Mitt Romney.” (Charlie Spiering has a video montage.) …
Even the sad clowns of MSNBC couldn’t deny the election was a big loss for the man who was standing nowhere near Obama. Milwaukee’s Mayor Tom Barrett received just 46% of the vote to Walker’s 53%, slightly widening Walker’s margin of victory over Barrett in 2010, the year that Middle America gave Republicans their biggest landslide perhaps in living memory.
Even better is the video available here.
Game over, man. “Democracy is dead.”
No, sir. Democracy is alive and well. It spoke on Tuesday.
[Oh, and it wasn't a 7-1 spending advantage, either. The unions spent 21 million on the recall campaign. And this was a union operation at its base.]