Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Brown Backlash

It's happening, just as I predicted. I suppose this wasn't too hard to see coming. Scott Brown's off-year assembly of virulent tea partiers and dissatisfied "radical center" types (many of whom voted for Obama and still approved of him) was never going to hold. He's going to have to give his electorate something else to vote for come 2012.

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.