Last night, someone tweeted, “Thanks to the two The View hosts walking off the set because of Bill O’Reilly’s comment, the Democrats just took two steps backward.” I winced at the stupidity buttered with more stupidity. Later, I snickered on hearing accounts of Sharron Angle’s and Christine O’Donnell’s comments at their respective debates. And then I stopped. We would rather watch our opponents, however legitimately ludicrous they are, take steps backward than move ourselves forward? Is this what being American and winning have come to? Where’s the value? This reminds me of the driver who impatiently and rashly passes your car only to be found waiting at the red light when you slowly pull up alongside. Congratulations, United States of Bucko! You’re the first to a steaming pile of shit!
Where is the generation of value in mid-recession, 21st-century America? Besides on the Buzzword Bingo, that is. I’d like to know.