Ed Driscoll

If You Go Carrying Pictures of Chairman Mao

…You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow. Salon’s Cary Tennis goes from proffering sex advice to sedition in his latest column.

Gay Patriot dubbed such folks 12/12 Democrats, but as I wrote in 2002, I remember one television commentator on election night in 2000 who blew a gasket at the initial results:

I’ll never forget the last presidential election, watching [Jonathan Alter of Newsweek’s] tirade on NBC at about 1:30 in the morning Pacific Time when Alter demanded that Gore be handed the election, despite the outcome in Florida. (When Tom Brokaw and Tim Russert lecture you on the Constitution, as they did to Alter afterwards on the air, you know you’re really out there.)
Tennis simply takes such anger to the “logical” conclusion of its illogic. Or as Anne Applebaum once wrote about another terminal run of illogic, “Sometimes in the course of a great American debate there comes a moment when the big battle guns fall silent, the pundits run out of breath, and — unexpectedly — the long, bitter argument suddenly turns into farce”.

Update: Related thoughts, here