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06 November 2014 @ 05:31 am
True believer  
The president still seems to believe that unmoored anger is not really a force in politics. Once again, the electorate showed him how wrong he was. The president still seems to believe that calculated vengeance is not really a force in politics. Once again, the electorate showed him how wrong he was. The president still seems to believe that covert (and not so covert) racism is not really a force in politics. Or he believes he has the personal and political skills to overcome all of them with the strength of his personal narrative. Fundamentally, that's the hill he would have his administration die on. Once again, the electorate showed him how wrong he was
--Charlie Pierce (Read the whole thing)
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