Thursday, September 18, 2008

Big Trouble in Little Britain

Imagine that most of the major labor unions in America, despite mostly being pro-Democrat, started sending signals to the Republican Party about potentially supporting the GOP. This would be interpreted as a huge deal, since unions form the backbone of the Democratic Party and losing them would be catastrophic to the party's chances. Now, considering how hostile the GOP has been to the unions over the past few years this isn't a danger here, but it's happening in Britain right now, and it just goes to show you how hated Labour is right now, as well as how successful David Cameron has been in reorienting the Tories to the center.

The Man, The Myth, The Bio

East Bay, California, United States
Problem: I have lots of opinions on politics and culture that I need to vent. If I do not do this I will wind up muttering to myself, and that's only like one or two steps away from being a hobo. Solution: I write two blogs. A political blog that has some evident sympathies (pro-Obama, mostly liberal though I dissent on some issues, like guns and trade) and a culture blog that does, well, cultural essays in a more long-form manner. My particular thing is taking overrated things (movies, mostly, but other things too) down a peg and putting underrated things up a peg. I'm sort of the court of last resort, and I tend to focus on more obscure cultural phenomena.