what goes down…

Prior to the election, quite a few progressives I had talked to were largely of the opinion “it has to get worse before it can get better.” Interestingly, those people were rather tight-lipped last week. Perhaps even here, in the bubble of Berkeley, the reality has hit them.

I for one, am more convinced now that it has to get worse before it can get better. Of course, I can say that in my comfortable over-educated academic engineer position.

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0 thoughts on “what goes down…

  1. If there is one thing I learnt from observing brazilian politics is that, in politics the minimum is unbounded…

    Thinking about it, it would be worse if democrats came to power, and did exactly what republicans will be doing… At least now, they (the d’s) have to change.

    And, we can have a few more Bush calendars… Another lesson: never bully the nerds (Karl Rove), or they bully you with a vengance… I am an optimist, who knows all the changes bushies make turn out for the best. One never knows…

  2. Ram’s point about it being worse if the democrats came into power is at least an interesting one. Maybe yes, the democrats will re-evaluate their position. But in doing so, are they just going to move more to the middle — more conservative — because that’s where the country seems to be? That was something I heard… some prominent democrat who escapes me at the moment… say.

    The parties, they are a-changin’… Republicans were supposed to be about smaller government. Now they seem to be the moral values party instead.

    The new question is, do the dems run Hillary in 2008? Looking at the current political terrain, I’m almost certain that she can’t win.

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