You know, Mo, I once read somewhere that when the Communist Party uses a word it should be interpreted as “meaning the opposite.”
I thought of this as I read your New York Times column, “Republican Party Time” (11/2/10) and the words of the Speaker-to-be.
Disbelief turned to anger, and anger turned to tears as I read his words about the “liberal media elite” and the immorality in the Democratic Party and how “the elites in the White House were snuffing out the America of his boyhood.”
Then I got to the end of you column where you revealed your “dirty little secret,” and I gave out a hearty Chris Matthews “Ha!”
You made me realize that America has been through bad times before and no doubt will go through them again. But, there are good times, too. This country does go through periods of sanity, and the great programs and policies which have actually benefited Americans, by and large, have come in times when there was a Democrat in the White House.
I needed the reminder, Mo. “God help the Republic,” indeed!
Read Maureen Dowd’s little bit of genius HERE, then read it again. You’ll love it!