(2 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
When I was growing up my mother talked on one or more occasions about the war between the two leading cooked cereals in her tiny piece of the world of Astoria, OR. I have no idea whether the war was limited to the tiny historical outpost, was regional or even .national but the entire market was split between two contenders.
Proponents on each side declared their cereal was better tasting, fresher, more nutritious, whatever. Both were prepared in the same vat and poured into different boxes.
Like today’s Democrats and Republicans.
Oh sure, the Democrats have Alan Grayson in the House and Elizabeth Warren and Jeff Merkeley in the Senate. Somehow I often forget [shame on me] Tom Harkin who says he told Obama before the inauguration that Obama might as well take a 4 year vacation if the Senate didn’t reform the filibuster rules.
The Republicans have no such people but the wagging tail is not the whole of a dog.
I wrote my usual despised whine largely about the highly lauded Mary Jo on a diseased stock board devoted to a battered stock
before reading David Sirota’s masterful dissection of the appointment with reference to a number of other dissenters:
For me, that column was a ray of sunshine on a very cold day.
We may have all the impact on the national conversation of grumbling in a dark alley that homeless people call home but at least we are not alone.