For John, BLUF: Some write to provoke. Nothing to see here; just move along.
At an Althouse blog post Thursday morning was a comment on the article by Reporter Tom Ricks, headlined "Why Am I Moving Left". The sub-headline was "I used to be right down the middle. But America’s changed, and so have I." The venue for publication was Politico.
The Ricks lede:
In my late 50s, at a time of life when most people are supposed to be drifting into a cautious conservatism, I am surprised to find myself moving steadily leftward.Frankly, I think it is just Tom Ricks playing the contrarian card, to see what will happen.
In the comments at the Althouse post was this little jewel:
Blogger john said…Regards — Cliff
Before national elections NPR always sends their intrepid reporter up to a small town in New Hampshire where she finds a group of "staunch republican" women who nonetheless will vote democrat this time because of the vile rightward shift of the GOP.
I look forward to those news broadcasts in the fall. When I hear them I know Christmas is coming soon.
7/24/14, 12:23 PM