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September 10, 2010
Victor Davis Hanson, at the National Review, quotes:
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson thunders, "The American people are acting like a bunch of spoiled brats."
And as I remember: Peter Jennings, after the 1994 Midterm elections, when the Democrats were shellacked and removed from boths houses of congress, the ABC anchorman said:
"Some thoughts on those angry voters. Ask parents of any two-year-old and they can tell you about those temper tantrums: the stomping feet, the rolling eyes, the screaming. It's clear that the anger controls the child and not the other way around. It's the job of the parent to teach the child to control the anger and channel it in a positive way. Imagine a nation full of uncontrolled two-year-old rage. The voters had a temper tantrum last week....Parenting and governing don't have to be dirty words: the nation can't be run by an angry two-year-old."
-- ABC World News Tonight anchor Peter Jennings in his daily ABC Radio commentary, November 14.
Now, who [is] spoiled and who [is] having temper tantrum, and finally, the last is loaded: "the nation can't be run by an angry two-year-old."
Elections can bring about massive political tectonic shifts, and for this year's mid-term election, the shockwaves are coming early.