Thursday, June 05, 2008

About Sums It Up

Via Suburban Guerrilla, I saw a great quote, that I thought just said it all. John Rogers wrote, in "Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You ...":

First off, it is worth noting that the Crazification Factor is relativistic. 27% of Obama supporters will be -- not seem, be, that's the tricky bit of relativity, you know -- crazy as seen by Cinton supporters. 27% of Clinton supporters will be -- not seem, be -- crazy as seen by Obama supporters. And, apparently, 150% of those people are the ones commenting on blogs.
So true. Plus, if you add the 54% Obama/Clinton crazies to the 25% Bush nutcases (his current approval rating), you get 79%. That's about right.

That means there's about 21% of the electorate that's normal -- or at least rational and reasonable. That's probably the correct number.

It's sort of like families. Whenever someone tells me how dysfunction their family is, I always say, that presumes that there is a functional family out there. How do you define functional? And even better, have you ever seen -- or even heard of -- a functional family??

Ditto for politics.

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