Friday, June 01, 2007

So Much To Savor

Hello, old friends. Let us savor.

In November 2004, Peggy "Nutter" Noonan wrote an obnoxious Wingnut Street Journal column celebrating the electoral triumph of the man who has come to be (widely) acknowledged as the Worst President Ever.™ Nutter, who fashions herself some sort of "lady," snarled and gloated in a manner most uncivil. Over and over, she urged the troglodytes who consider her some sort of intellectual to "savor" the win of the demented boy-king and his increased majorities in the House and the Senate.

Oh, what a difference three years makes. This morning, Nutter, who claims to have broken with The Worst President Ever,™ has penned another column with much to savor therein. So in the spirit of Nutter, who sang the praises of George Dumbya until she realized that everyone hated his guts, let us savor.
What conservatives and Republicans must recognize is that the White House has broken with them. What President Bush is doing, and has been doing for some time, is sundering a great political coalition. This is sad, and it holds implications not only for one political party but for the American future.
Oh no it's not (sad). Rather, it's a moment to savor. Let us savor.
The White House doesn't need its traditional supporters anymore, because its problems are way beyond being solved by the base. And the people in the administration don't even much like the base. Desperate straits have left them liberated, and they are acting out their disdain.
Nutter already knows this, but the administration has never liked "the base," i.e. the wingnuts. There is only one base the administration (and Nutter) "likes." And now, everyone knows it. Let us savor.
This White House thinks its base is stupid and that its heart is in the wrong place.
Again, the White House has always thought this. And the wingnut base finally knows it.

For almost three years, arguably longer, conservative Bush supporters have felt like sufferers of battered wife syndrome.
That they've finally realized that they've been punked by George W. Bush is progress. Savor.
Why would they speak so insultingly, with such hostility, of opponents who are concerned citizens? And often, though not exclusively, concerned conservatives?
Because they hold them in contempt (as do you, Nutter)! Let.Us.Savor.
It is odd, but it is of a piece with, or a variation on, the "Too bad" governing style. And it is one that has, day by day for at least the past three years, been tearing apart the conservative movement.
The more torn apart, the better for the rest of the country -- and the world.


Savor it, people. But don't take it for granted. The conservative "Movement" is like one of those ghastly monsters in a cheap Hollywood production. The hero battles it until it (seems) dead, only to have it rise one more time. In this case, the "Movement" seems to have self-destructed; but I would never assume that it was gone for good.

But in the meantime, there is one more Thing to Savor. In November 2004, Nutter wrote:
I do not know what the Democratic Party spent, in toto, on the 2004 election, but what they seem to have gotten for it is Barack Obama. Let us savor.
As the Blogga Playas like to say, "Heh, indeed."

Update: I see from this WaPo piece that the Democrats spent $1.08 Billion in 2004. So I guess we can say:

Cost to Democrats of 2004 presidential election: $1.08 billion

Number of Democratic seats lost in Senate and House: 8

Value of watching Nutter eat her snide words about Barack Obama: priceless.

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