Jonathan Chait -- can't figure out whether I find this endearing or dang stupid -- thinks we should spare a thought for the pain Republicans are suffering this morning. We know that pain all too well, etc. etc.
Well, okay. Try and be nice or something like that. Meanwhile:
DAMN IT FEELS GOOD!
And Chait is certainly right about this:
I believe that most of the right's fears of what it would mean to re-elect Obama -- hyperinflation, mass deficits, endless economic stagnation, and end to American leadership throughout the world -- will not come to pass. I will even venture that, one day, Republicans will look back fondly on Obama, they way they do with Bill Clinton. ...Daily Intel
Of course, Republicans will suffer even more if you tell them they're going to wind up liking the demon, Jonathan. But then, I think you know that. Well done, sir!
Earlier in the evening, Chait wrote that, well, this too must pass...
Democrats will not keep winning forever. (In particular, their heavy reliance on young and non-white voters, who vote more sporadically, will subject the party to regular drubbings in midterm elections, when only the hardiest voters turn out.) Eventually, the Republican Party will recast and reform itself, and the Democratic Party’s disparate constituencies will eat each other alive, as they tend to do when they lack the binding force of imminent peril. But conservatives have lost their best chance to strike down the Obama legacy and mold the government in the Paul Ryan image. “There is nothing more exhilarating,” Churchill once said, “than to be shot at without result.” ...Daily Intel