Democrats need to remember that not all Republicans are as halfwitted and unlikeable as the deplorable fuckface shit-for-brains in the White House.
Between doing dishes (including a kettle that's been festering since the St. Patrick's Day party) and watching Lost DVDs (its genius clearer than ever) I caught the second half of the Republican debate.
It was startling to hear Republicans utter statements that, if not impressive, were at least lucid and comprehensible. Giuliani, McCain and Romney were all polished and likable. They refused to take cheap shots at immigrants. On terrorism, Iraq and national security, they presented their cases in ways vastly superior to the deplorable fuckface shit-for-brains in the White House. Then Giuliani spoke of the Know-Nothing Party and the nativism of the 1850s with a kind of knowledge and passion that made me think he hasn't completely sold out his New York constituency after all.
This is a problem. Perhaps naively, I've been expecting Democrats to have an easy waltz to the presidency. These Republicans are more persuasive than that. One by one, they denounced neoconservative doctrine and repudiated the President. I occasionally found myself in agreement.
The soft bigotry of low expectations cuts in their favor. Thank the deplorable fuckface shit-for-brains in the White House.