Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"All over but the lying"

Jamison Foser has an excellent column on the immediate counterspin that the Villagers and the right wing noise machine launched right after Election Day. He posted it on 7 November, but it hasn't gone the slightest bit stale.

The lede:

On Tuesday, Americans chose as their next president an African-American named Barack Obama who campaigned on a near-universal health-care plan, allowing the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy to expire, and a move away from the belligerent foreign policy of the past eight years. Republicans, and some journalists, had spent months (falsely) saying Obama is the single most liberal member of the U.S. Senate -- and maybe even a socialist. The American people responded by electing him in a landslide.

This, naturally, is very good news for the Republicans, according to many pundits. It proves once again that America remains a "center-right" nation.

The rest.

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