Where I ran to avoid FreakShow2012. Literally.
Yes, I followed all the hooha, thanks to the miracle of the World-Wide AlGore Web. I didn't hear any of the speeches, I just read reactions to them on Twitter, and then read some on Best of the Web, and all I want to do is respond to John Kerry's "Ask Osama bin Laden is he is better off now than he was four years ago."
OK, I'll bite, and just to show I'm a good sport, I'll pretend that Osama bin Laden speaks English and he's not dead.
Me: "Mr. bin Laden, are you better of now than you were 4 years ago."
OBL: "I'm dead, you idiot! What I wouldn't give to be living on borrowed time, holed up with my 27 year-old love-bundle-in-a-burqa with internet and satellite TV and video poker. Now I'm fish food!"
Me, pondering the question of whether I'm better off than I was four years ago: "Oh, okay: things could be worse. The President of the United States hasn't killed me. He wouldn't anyway because I'm an American citizen with civil rights 'n stuff. Oh, wait…"
That's the thing. I'm getting very, very tired of the bumperstickerism of all of this stuff. While I believe that shallow thinking resides on both sides and along the continuum of political thought, you really find completely unrepentent stupidity on the Left. In fact, one has to say that if Elizabeth Warren and Barrack Obama can rise to the highest level of their party on the basis of their (claimed) bloodlines and time-served in the hatching factories of the Institutional Left (entry of course contingent on said bloodlines), our oh-so prestigious universities, well the process of intellectual decay is complete.