Forget the Democrats. The party is too cowardly and indebted to corporate America to really get worked up about their losing control of the House. The real tragedy of yesterday’s election was the loss of true leftists like Russ Feingold and Alan Grayson. Politicians who held pure ideology above party concerns. There’s a huge difference between Republicans picking off a few Blue Dog sellouts and losing these guys. And don’t think the right-wing television pundocracy doesn’t know this.
Last night Fox’s Bill O’Reilly reveled in Grayson’s loss, and found a way to take a jab at Arianna Huffington too. “Pinhead Alan Grayson, that congressman in Orlando, you know that guy, he’s going to lose,” O’Reilly said last night. “I expect Arianna Huffington to hire this clown.”
Well, the joke’s on you O’Reilly. Everyone knows Arianna didn’t get where she is now by paying people. So there. Predicting Grayson going to MSNBC would have made more sense.