(via Josh Marshall at TPM)
Interesting that the Heritage Foundation has found a younger, blurrier Blue-Eyed Paul Ryan imitator to narrate their Red Dawn: Obama reboot trailer.
What is best in life?… I figure we have until next Tuesday (Monday being a federal holiday) to indulge our tribalist schadenfreude before turning back to the serious, constructive work of governmentalizing (not that Politico isn’t eager to move on to 2016!). Also from Politico:
Senior Obama adviser David Axelrod said on Thursday that besides the president’s reelection, the other good news from 2012 is the failure of conservative super PACs.
“If I were one of those billionaires [who donated to them] …I’d be wanting to talk to someone and asking where my refund is, because they didn’t get much for their money,” he said on a conference call with reporters, noting that Democrats gained seats in the Senate and the House as well as the presidency. “Just looking at the results, the heartening news is that you can’t buy the White house, you can’t overwhelm the Congress with these super PAC dollars.”
He singled out Karl Rove and the Crossroads groups…
Alex Pareene at Salon discusses what happens after “Fox discovers constant lying isn’t consistently effective electoral strategy”
… Fox knows that the sort of people who clog its airwaves on normal, regularly scheduled programming days — and especially prime time — are liars, phonies, wackos and con men. It knows it’s constantly lying to its audience. In the Bush era this was fine for morale. In the first years of Obama’s term it was good for midterm election turnout. But it’s apparent that it’s clearly bad for the movement in the long term. Counting midterms, the parallel conservative media has now utterly failed to grasp the reality of the American electorate in three of the last four national elections. (And for the record, their counterparts on the left did not spend 2010 furiously pretending that everything would turn out great for the Democratic Party.)
Roger Ailes is as paranoid, hysterical and deluded as Jack Welch, but he does grasp that this is unsustainable. He fired Glenn Beck and replaced him with a dumb panel show because he knew Beck was going too far to be useful. “The Nightly Apocalyptic Death Cult Report” is decent for ratings and great for buzz but it doesn’t help Republicans win elections, or at least doesn’t help them remain able to win many elections in the long term…
Apart from the lamentations of our enemies, what’s on the agenda for the start of the weekend?