Thursday, July 02, 2009

Junkets is as junkets does 

Congressional junketeering has surged by 50% since the voters bestowed control of the Congress on the Donks. Blog reax here. Righty bloggers seem to assume this is just par for the course, another moment for snark, and that it is. I wonder, though, whether there is not also a cultural aspect in this. Democrats, in general, care a lot more about foreign countries and foreigners than Republicans do. Democrats care especially what foreigners think of them. That is why Barack Obama's promise, now sounding a bit hollow, to rebuild the popularity of the United States abroad resonated with lefty voters more than righty ones: Lefty voters actually feel the need to explain themselves to foreign friends. Righty voters much less frequently have foreign friends, and when they do they certainly do not feel the need to explain themselves.

Generalizing here, but in your heart your know I'm right.


By Blogger Muddy Waters, at Thu Jul 02, 09:36:00 PM:

Nancy Pelosi has a mighty big carbon footprint.
Does this put the dems over the carbon cap? Will somebody need to be traded to the the Republicans for parity? Maybe the Dems will lose a draft pick too?  

By Anonymous feeblemind, at Fri Jul 03, 02:01:00 PM:

I think your comments on lefties/righties and how we view foreigners hits the nail on the head TH.  

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