“Republican defeat, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that.”


Smell that? You smell that?


Republican defeat, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that.


I love the smell of Republican defeat in the morning.

We already took a sideward at pretend-Democrat Caesar’s disappointment and a much coveted national day of gloating. In the Sunday NYT, Thomas Friedman compares the Tea Party to Hezbollah. And then there’s this.

Losing a Lot to Get Little, Jeremy W. Peters (New York Times)

WASHINGTON — For the Republicans who despise President Obama’s health care law, the last few weeks should have been a singular moment to turn its problem-plagued rollout into an argument against it. Instead, in a futile campaign to strip the law of federal money, the party focused harsh scrutiny on its own divisions, hurt its national standing and undermined its ability to win concessions from Democrats. Then they surrendered almost unconditionally.