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October 26, 2010

The Democrats Are Delusional And Oh Yeah, America Doesn't Like What They've Done, Says....David Brooks?

Two years ago David Brooks saw the future and its pant leg was neatly creased. Today, he sees a bunch of delusional fools.

Ah, how times change.

Lesson two. Always remember, many great geniuses were unappreciated in their lifetimes.

Democrats are lagging this year because the country appears incapable of appreciating the grandeur of their accomplishments. That’s because, as several commentators have argued over the past few weeks, many Americans are nearsighted and ill-informed. Or, as President Obama himself noted last week, they get scared, and when Americans get scared they stop listening to facts and reason. They get all these crazy ideas in their heads, like not wanting to re-elect Blanche Lincoln.

The Democrats’ problem, as some senior officials have mentioned, is that they are so darn captivated by substance, it never occurs to them to look out for their own political self-interest. By they way, here’s a fun party game: Get a bottle of vodka and read Peter Baker’s article “The Education of President Obama” from The New York Times Magazine a few weeks ago. Take a shot every time a White House official is quoted blaming Republicans for the Democrats’ political plight. You’ll be unconscious by page three.

It's nice that Brooksie wants back on the team and all but I'm not quite ready to forget that some people who shall remain nameless (cough)him(cough), we're rather smitten with the whole project at the start while some of us were sounding the alarm.

Let us also not forget that Brooks isn't exactly on board with smaller government, just smarter (aka...things he likes) government.

Still, for all the taunting we do of Democrats here, damn few of them will ever see it. There's definitely some value in having Mr. Brooks slap them in the face with it right there in the pages of the dear Old Gray Lady.

Remember, this election isn't just about winning...it's about rubbing it in.

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