Thursday, December 17, 2009

Still "Party of Bush"?

I'm skeptical that the DCCC's strategy for the midterms is going to work. If one assumes that the deficit is going to be the key issue at that point--terrain naturally more favorable to Republicans--it seems smarter to emphasize that GOP plans to cut the deficit (like Eric Cantor's recent one) call for huge cuts to unemployment, COBRA, plus the spending freeze--aren't very pretty. And pick some good issues to go positive on, like hopefully the economy's improvement. I don't think there's much anger at Bush anymore, though there clearly should be. We're in the Obama era now. And the Democrats will rise or sink with him.

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.