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September 03, 2010

OMG: "Temper Tantrum" Makes First Appearance In Media, Two Months Out From Election

In 1994, Peter Jennings at least had the decency to wait until his boys lost to announce "tonight, the nation threw a temper-tantrum."

Bernie Goldberg was noting this on O'Reilly last week -- this time, they're not even waiting. They can see it coming, so they're getting out their recriminations over their rejection early. Precriminations for prejection, I guess.

I linked Eugene "I have no obvious qualifications" Robinson's headline earlier, but I must link it again, now that Matt Lewis informs me he is so fucking stupid he trotted out Peter Jennings' infamous line, without even being knowing enough to realize what he was doing.

Voters appear to be so fed up with the Democrats that they're ready to toss them out in favor of the Republicans -- for whom, according to those same polls, the nation has even greater contempt. This isn't an "electoral wave," it's a temper tantrum.

... In the punditry business, it's considered bad form to question the essential wisdom of the American people. But at this point, it's impossible to ignore the obvious: The American people are acting like a bunch of spoiled brats.

Matt Lewis notes:

Robinson stresses that his argument is not a "partisan" one, but one can't help but notice the convenient timing: Now that voters are swinging to the Republicans, they are throwing a "temper tantrum." (One wonders whether they were throwing a similar tantrum when they got fed up with Bush and voted-in Barack Obama?) ...

He goes on to claim, of course, that Eugene "It was either this or working at a gas station" Robinson's stupidity is "thought-provoking."

Um, sure. Okay.

He's got video of Eugene "At least I'm not Brent Staples" Robinson offering his 16-year-old analysis, too.

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