Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Victory in Defeat?

This will not be popular with the champagne-sipping Marxists that read this blog, but I want to admit that I am sort of glad about the result in Georgia in the Martin-Chambliss race.

I may come to regret saying this, but I do think, over the long run, it's probably better that the Democrats don't have a filibuster-proof majority. Having some constraint may help protect them against overreach, excess, and accelerated decline.

Of course, it would help if the opposition was sharp and intelligent. Sadly for the country, it is not.

God, I sound like such a Democrat right now -- we are such self-destructing ninnies. Except for Obama, of course.

UPDATE 12/6: Gail Collins agrees, for slightly different reasons. One her reasons is a good one: at least Joe Lieberman will no longer be the center of the universe. Our fate now lies in the hands of the good and generally reasonable senators from Maine.

1 comment:

jose said...

i think you're being ironic but i can't tell. the magnitude of the repairs that must be done (let alone new projects) is staggering. it's as if you're saying, better not give the surgeon all of his knives because the last guy was a butcher.