While I was out
It's been almost two months since I last wrote. I had become so angry at America I had to go away to heal myself. When I came back America had done the same: healed itself. Praise God, and pass the turkey. What a difference an election can make.
The American people had not gone missing after all. It was the journalists who had gone missing. But in the end, Americans did not believe what journalists had been telling them they believed.
Bloggers, like me, have a very small audience. Mine is now so small, due to my absence, that I can now say anything I want with impunity. Fortunately, I'm sick and tired of my own impudence, and vow to speak with more reverence for manners.
A recent graphic in Newsweek shows dramatically that Democrats have controlled Congress for many decades; the last ten years of Republican rule were an anomaly launched with Newt Gingrich's contract with America, then electioneered into being by Karl Rove and the religious right. Seen in this context, it's clear the Republicans were making up for lost time. They had two jobs: the great undoing followed by the great redoing.
And here we go again, only now it's the Democrats turn. What will they undo and redo?