“Today, I hope we can begin the healing”, John Kerry in his concession speech.
Fuck the healing. There, in Kerry’s single dreadful sentence of just nine words is about half of what’s wrong with the Democrats. The Republicans don’t care about healing: they want to wound. Their “values” are those of Psalm 137:9 “Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.” Only someone with an instinct for the capillaries could try and make peace with a gang like that.
On first glance, it’s a mystery why the Dems seem to lack basic partisan fervor: why be conciliatory to someone who never returns the favor, who always is on the attack? MAybe there’s a degree of gentility mixed with a sense of principle, but it would be flattering the party excessively to make too much of that. Instead, the real reason is they believe in little with any passion.
From the print-only Left Business Observer, who goes on to say “we just need more effective tickling of ids towards better ends”, rather than having those ids tickled by Bushite violent fear-mongering.