Flip the Coin

R.S. presents us with the previous Tattlesnake the bright side of the coin: what might happen in the Republican Party. It’s my sworn duty as the half empty glass proponent here; the doom and gloom go to guy at LT, to show you the other side. Only I won’t. Paul Krugman will…

“You might think, perhaps hope, that Republicans will engage in some soul-searching, that theyll ask themselves whether and how they lost touch with the national mainstream. But my prediction is that this wont happen any time soon.”

“Instead, the Republican rump, the party thats left after the election, will be the party that attends Sarah Palins rallies, where crowds chant ‘Vote McCain, not Hussein!’ It will be the party of Saxby Chambliss, the senator from Georgia, who, observing large-scale early voting by African-Americans, warns his supporters that ‘the other folks are voting.’ It will be the party that harbors menacing fantasies about Barack Obamas Marxist or was that Islamic? roots.”

I have found I don’t always agree with Mr. Krugman’s analysis. Some of his prose can, occasionally, seem to lack a focus. And while I disagree with his final point: final sentence… I won’t spoil it for you… I think it would make sense, just to be prepared, to read his essay.