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If you needed the last straw to stop paying attention to "The Economist", here it comes. The cover page of the latest issue is the picture of menacing clouds over the Capitol, with ravens circling over and vultures poised to peck on it. The header: "The vultures gather, America's mid-term elections". The lead article then proceeds to half-heartedly making the argument that the republicans are about to get what they deserved, followed by "None of this amounts to an enthusiastic endorsement of the incoherent Democrats". And "[the democrats] ha[ve] no better ideas than the president for dealing with the mess in Iraq(and some worse one)" I guess they have in mind that secret plan that he's not telling anyone about. Despicable. And then there is the "Madam Speaker?" article on Nancy Pelosi, who "seems made for caricature". They are mentioning the liberal base, "hog-wrestling-mad at the president". Somehow, I doubt they had anything bad to say about Hastert (before Foley). Despicable.

Front page image link (h/t dabize) The Economist

Originally posted to KPlayer on Sat Nov 04, 2006 at 02:13 PM PST.

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  •  The link (0+ / 0-)
    http://www.economist.com/...

    I liked most of all the reference to Cromwell's dismissal of the rump Parliament after the English Civil War.

    Damn good parallel.

    The Roveite political machine could then be Cromwell's Army, which wrought havoc and destruction on England and Ireland for years, while nobody knew how to stop it.

    The Perfect is the Enemy of the Better

    by dabize on Sat Nov 04, 2006 at 02:29:19 PM PST

    •  I can see that you didn't like (0+ / 0-)
      the article........and I can see why.

      But I stopped expecting serious analysis out of the Economist years ago.

      I DO like the cartoon........and the metaphor of the GOP as the Roundheads gone utterly out of control and causing damage to English society and England's reputation and foreign relations that have not yet been repaired 350 years later is a damn good one............

      The Perfect is the Enemy of the Better

      by dabize on Sat Nov 04, 2006 at 02:33:08 PM PST

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    •  Thanks for the front page link. (0+ / 0-)

      Somehow I don't think they equate Cromwell with Rove in this one though.

  •  Got links? Blockquotes? (0+ / 0-)

    Besides reading The Economist, how much time did you pu into this? Are we supposed to be Shocked!, Shocked! at this? Does this diary provide information that is more useful during the final hours of GOTV, than the one that just got bumped off the bottom of the list? Did you provide enough information to generate an informed and constructive discussion? Could this have waited until the next open thread?

    Judging by your Tag, there is no real useful content here. We're supposed to be surprised, encouraged, energized, motivated, informed by this one in a million further examples of the Mighty Wurlitzer?

  •  I have so had it with this (2+ / 0-)
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    SeattleLiberal, EdlinUser

    Democrats don't have the answer on Iraq (or whatever other issue) bullshit.

    Just think about it for a minute. George and company have shit the bed big time. The question shouldn't be how would you have shit it better? but what are we gonna do now? and the first step is to get them out of the bed so we can clean up their fucking mess.

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