Is retiring Ohio Republican Senator George Voinovich the real Olympia Snowe --i.e. the GOP vote that will get health care reform through the Senate? His Ohio colleague Sherrod Brown suggests as much today . There's a ready-made Vandenberg-like MSM legacy for Voinovich if he does. ... The notion could also be textbook Dem wishful thinking --see what Voinovich told The Note. [' Wishful' like notion that Specter would switch parties and endorse a "card check" deal--ed Yes, exactly like that.]. ... 3:05 P.M.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Looks like the Law of Curated Humor --which holds that whenever the MSM offers up examples of celebrated wit, they will not be funny -- extends to Twitter. ... 2:46 A.M.
I hate to say it,** but doesn't Nancy Pelosi have a point when she worries about a rhetorical "climate" in which violence might take place ? A few years ago, I fretted that crazies on the angry left might turn violent. These days, I've heard enough scary stories from conservative friends to justify worrying about the angry right. It only takes one or two people to make a mess, and the way opposition to Obama is phrased will obviously have something to do with how many, if any, nutters come out of the woodwork. Glenn Beck, the recent times I've listened to him, puts his Obama criticism in an apocalyptic framework--as if Obama is staging some sort of coup-- that might seem to justify violence (despite Beck's own disclaimers ) if you happened to be a very disenchanted person with weapons lying around.
Righteously denouncing Beck only enhances his appeal, of course--better to deal with "root causes." But Pelosi's hardly crazy to worry. ...
**-- It's way more fun to mock Pelosi. ... 2:40 A.M.
"The larger the bill is, the more it's going to save. ..."
-- Democratic Sen. Benjamin Cardin, quoted in WaPo about health care reform in the days before Obama's big speech.