Monday, November 12, 2012

Hooray for Jonathan Chait

Yes, I know he's a fanboy who makes risible claims for the greatness of the Precious. But he has also been hammering the right ideas and debunking the bad memes, and bad memers. He is doing God's work -- including his latest analysis of the election's meaning. This will, I hope, be read carefully by the White House. This is why Obama won. With the possibility of actual legislation eliminated by the Grover Norquist government-drowners in the House, Obama finally yielded to reality and began speaking in progressive frames. This is why the Dems won close Senate races in surprising places like North Dakota (in addition to those rape-erendums), and in once-doubted places like Massachusetts. This is the path to continued electoral success. This is the key to legacy.

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