Friday, October 10, 2008

The irony of the McCain campaign

Is pretty manifest at this point--he postures himself as a "country first" patriot, but it's become alarmingly clear that he's the kind of guy who is petty enough to whip up enough fear and loathing so as to make his country unmanageable than run a civil campaign that he would likely lose. And the fear and loathing probably won't save him, and it will probably only marginalize the GOP even more in the long run. Saner voices--like that of David Frum--should be listened to. America is at its best when it has two functional and public-minded political parties. The Republican Party of today is neither.

And, ultimately, it might not even be ungovernable, especially if the Dems get 60 in the Senate.

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.