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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Birth of a Reactionary

Last night's prime-time presidential press conference gave me new insight into the substantial minority of citizens who passionately, vituperatively opposed FDR at the outset of the New Deal.  I used to think they were just a bunch of top-hatted plutocrats, alarmed at losing their class prerogatives and outraged to be betrayed by one of their own.  Now I know better: they were simply pissed off at having Fibber McGee and Molly preempted by another one of those damn fireside chats.  And that was in the pre-DVR days!

So, ironically, just as my Republican co-blogger Rick starts having nice things to say about Obama, I have now become an implacable opponent.  Crisis or no crisis, there is no excuse whatsoever for preempting House.  Hell, Mr. President, couldn't you have waited an hour and bumped One Tree Hill instead?   

Posted by Paul Horwitz on February 10, 2009 at 11:01 AM in Paul Horwitz | Permalink


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i too was pissed off when i sat down late last night to watch House, but found that my DVR had recorded some boring press conference instead.

Posted by: andy | Feb 10, 2009 8:58:46 PM

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