Friday, November 09, 2012

Unknown Direction, Face These Coming Years

(via)
Kottke:

Tuesday's election -- an event that included reelecting a mixed-race President, legalizing marijuana in some states, legalizing same-sex marriage in some states, electing women to the Senate in record numbers, the election of the first openly gay Senator, and the defeat of many hard-line social conservatives -- serves as a reminder that the country continues to move in a more liberal direction.

Kevin Drum:

Liberals, you should rein in the triumphalism. Obama won a narrow 51-49 percent victory and the composition of Congress changed only slightly. This was not a historic vindication of liberalism, and it doesn't mean that we can suddenly decide that demography will sweep us to victory for the next couple of decades. The plain truth is that although an increasing number of voters are turned off by what Republicans represent, that doesn't mean they've become lefty converts. A lot of them are still pretty nervous about a big part of our agenda, and we have a lot of work ahead to get them more solidly on our side.

1 comment:

Brian M said...

Kevin Drum is simply TERRIFIED that the country is not droningly right wing capitalist to the extent that he is (of course he is socially liberal. the young Masters of the Universe need space to play, dontcha know).

Even if I think he is right...I don't need him to lecture me on this topic.