Some good news (as if we need any more these days): Bill Kristol thinks that “this was a good Democratic year, but it is still a center-right country.” If Kristol says it, you know it isn’t true! But, why does he still have that column?
I don’t believe that this was a ever a center-right country over the past eight years, it was merely a scared country, reacting to 9/11 with carefully manufactured fear. If the track record holds up, we can expect another attack over the course of the next eight years, and if we do, I would hope that our proud citizens react in a way that represents not so much fear but instead resolve and fortitude. A scared nation hurling its weight around is so 2001–not attractive at all. Let’s not piss our collective bed this time, yes?