Friday, November 9, 2012

Last Call For Schadenfreude

I don’t want to dwell on rubbing the Republicans’ noses in their defeat for the rest of the year… seriously, I don’t.  No, really, I mean it.  We need to be gracious, right?  We’re bigger than that, aren’t we?  Well, aren’t we?

But I just can’t resist offering this glimpse into how well some folks are taking it.

My favorite is the one who plans to move to Australia “because their president is a Christian and actually supports what he says.”  First, don’t let the door hit you on the way out, and second, Australia doesn’t have a president; they have a Prime Minister, and her name is Julia Gillard.  And she’s an atheist.

HT to Soonergrunt.

6 barks and woofs on “Last Call For Schadenfreude

  1. A friend, who is happy with the results, said it’s time to let it go. I say I get to gloat at LEAST through the weekend. Hell, even after that I’ll continue to watch Karl Rove’s meltdown on Fox when they called Ohio for Obama. It’s just too much fun. I mean really…is that so wrong?

    • Brian, Rove’s reaction was priceless. You are right. He convinced all those rich guys to give him money, and they have nothing to show for it. I am firmly convinced that they think we, the People, are stupid, and if you just throw all those commercials at us, we will believe their bs/lies. He underestimates us.

      • There’s a sort of bitter deliciousness (rather like drinking straight espresso) in being reminded that even the 1% can get taken in by snake-oil salesmen now and again.

  2. My favorite is the one who plans to move to Australia “because their president is a Christian and actually supports what he says.” First, don’t let the door hit you on the way out, and second, Australia doesn’t have a president; they have a Prime Minister, and her name is Julia Gillard. And she’s an atheist.

    Sounds like the typical “publick school boy” – as in Eton grad simply because Dad and Granddad etc etc down through the ages all went there, so the school can’t possibly flunk him out even if he learned nothing. Australia – which has higher literacy rates, universal healthcare, more powerful unions (and a Labor party) and higher voter participation than the US, as well as a female, atheist PM as you pointed out – might be good for Ms. Neel.

  3. It’s also a hoot to hear conservatives talk about moving to Canada. Maybe Steven Harper is who that person was thinking of when they referred to the President of Australia? And yes, I know he’s PM of Canada, not “President.” But it would make slightly more sense.

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