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In which Cziltang takes credit for the election result in Massachusetts

Massachusetts.  Yes, I can spell it correctly.  Without using the spell-check on my word processor.

Having not been terribly politically active in the past 30 years (the last time I contributed to a political campaign was for John Anderson in 1980), it has been extremely gratifying to know that my support is the reason Massachusetts has a Republican Senator.  Although thousands of people stepped up to support Scott Brown, it should be patently obvious to all concerned that my $10 was the critical bit of support at the precise moment necessary to put him over the top.

Right.

Actually, I’m really not that delusional.  The funny thing is that saying I’m the reason Scott Brown won is actually more plausible than some of the nonsense our intellectual betters in the government and the media have been trying to sell regarding the election.

Mark Steyn has a lovely take on some of the penetrating, sophisticated, nuanced political analysis horseshit flying around.  To wit:

“The same thing that swept Scott Brown into office swept me into office,” said Obama. “People are angry and they’re frustrated, not just because of what’s happened in the last year or two years but what’s happened over the last eight years.”

Got it. People are so angry and frustrated at George W. Bush that they’re voting for Republicans. In Massachusetts.

And, in reference to the fact that a number of prominent Democrats seem to be fixated on Scott Brown’s pickup truck,

Howard Fineman, the increasingly loopy editor of the increasingly doomed Newsweek, took it a step further. The truck wasn’t just any old prop but a very particular kind: “In some places, there are codes, there are images,” he told MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann. “You know, there are pickup trucks, you could say there was a racial aspect to it one way or another.”

Ah, yes. Scott Brown has over 200,000 miles on his odometer. Man, he’s racked up a lot of coded racism on that rig. But that’s easy to do in notorious cross-burning KKK swamps like suburban Massachusetts.

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America is becoming a bilingual society, divided between those who think a pickup is a rugged vehicle useful for transporting heavy-duty items from A to B and those who think a pickup is coded racism.

Unfortunately, the latter group forms most of the Democrat-media one-party state currently running the country. Can you imagine Bill Clinton being so stupid as to put down pickup trucks while standing next to John Kerry? And what’s even more extraordinary is that those lines were written for Obama by paid professionals. (emphasis mine – cziltang)

As always when we’re talking about Steyn, you owe it to yourself to go read the whole thing.

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