Nobody does hissy fits like Karl Rove; the master of hardball, dirty-trick politics is constantly outraged, outraged, at his opponentsí underhanded tactics. And the latest hissy-target is the Chrysler ad during the Super Bowl, starring Clint Eastwood.
Jon Cohn gets it: itís actually a double-edged problem for the Republicans. They hate any reminder that they were dead wrong on the auto bailout; and they hate any thought that the Democrats are becoming the party of optimism. Hey, only Republicans are allowed to celebrate American success!
And behind the yelling lies, almost surely, a growing sense of panic:
1. I don't recall the last time the Republics had a genuine success to celebrate.
There were certainly none during the past three (R) malAdministrations.
Iran-Contra, globalization, deregulation, GHWBush* was little more than a placeholder and left the economy in a recession, The Contract on America, GW* was a total disaster for the economy, diplomacy and national security.