Schadenfreude, schoener Goetterfunken, Tochter aus Elysium… (November 11, 2012)
Morning in America (November 8, 2012)
It’s still out there, on a cold and rainy day. It’s gonna stay out there until it gets much colder.
Liberal Schadenfreude Is Out of Control
Why gloating after the election is nastier than ever.
By Katherine Goldstein|Posted Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at 8:04 PM ET
….I had just turned 21. My vote for Kerry was the first I’d ever cast, and boy did losing hurt. But there was no one to around to rub my face in my own misery. In order to do that, someone would have had to call or email me or come up to my red-rimmed eyes and laugh in my face. Given that my immediate family is liberal, modern social media was in its infancy, and I went to a strongly left-leaning college, nothing like this happened. My friends and I consoled each other and moved on, and I never had the experience of anyone reveling in my despair….
Seriously? Obviously a viewpoint stemming from a wealth of experience. 2004 was the writer’s first election. I remember 1968, and 1972, and 1980, and 1984, and 1988, and 2000, and 2002, and 2004, and 2010.
Concern trolling coming from the sort of establishment. Please, Flying Spaghetti Monster, make the stoopid stop.
Now I think the yard sign stays up quite a while longer. And I have plenty of replacements.