25 May 2011

What NY 26 means

It's almost conventional wisdom already, but I don't think there is any way to read the massive defeat of the Republican candidate in NY-26 (a deeply Red district) as anything other than a condemnation of Rightist plans to destroy the only two social programs that actually benefit the majority of Americans: Social Security, and especially Medicare.

I almost hope the Repubs read this awrong, and tell themselves that "but for the Tea Party candidate" they would have won, blah, blah, blah, because I see the potential for a massive political turnaround on these very issues as soon as '12. (But for Nader, Gore would have been president for 8 years, too, but never mind). 

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