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Waiting for the Wave
Weekly Standard, by William Kristol

Original Article

Posted By:garnet, 5/26/2014 12:10:56 PM

If you’ve been around for a while, you know what it feels like to be in the middle of a congressional “wave” election, when the electorate is turning sharply against the party in the White House. If the wave is with you—think 1994 or 2010—you can feel the energy and sense the anticipation. If the wave is against you—think 2006—you can feel the disillusionment and sense the dread.Democrats may well feel disillusionment and even dread this year. But we can’t say we’re overwhelmed by any Republican sense of energy and anticipation. Perhaps we’ve just become insensate and jaded.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: planetgeo, 5/26/2014 12:25:09 PM     (No. 9862410)

There´s no sense of excitement or energy because many of us have come to feel that the Republican Party is just the least bad choice. They say just enough of the right things to keep us from bolting and starting a third party. Then after election, they go right back to pork projects, big government deficit spending, and inaction on previous liberal excesses that need to be rolled back.

If they go that route again, I´m done with them for good. I´m going to look for a reasonable third party, or even help start one. This can´t go on.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ruready?, 5/26/2014 12:26:01 PM     (No. 9862412)

Resigned to waiting for Obama to leave office. Hard to get jacked up about that.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scribelus, 5/26/2014 12:43:05 PM     (No. 9862432)

Drats are feeling disillusionment and dread when they ought to be feeling shame for what they have wrought. Therein lies a profound failure of moral judgement.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: periwinkel, 5/26/2014 12:48:29 PM     (No. 9862439)

Aside from always being wrong in his political predictions and a dyed-in-the-wool Establishment Republican (he loved John McCain), Bill Kristol is really the human embodiment of Eeyore!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TOOTALL, 5/26/2014 2:15:22 PM     (No. 9862534)

The folks out in the real Country feel there isn´t much difference between establishment Republicans and Democrats. They are both members of the Elite class and they will screw us no matter what we do. We need to disrupt the family business of government!

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