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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Maureen Dowd Misses The Point About 'The One'

Maureen Dowd writes a piece spewing about how the new "One (Scott Brown) is replacing the old "One" (Obama), but she misses the point entirely.

Let us start with Dowd's snark:

The New One is the shimmering vessel that we are pouring all our hopes and dreams into after the grave disappointment of the Last One, Barack Obama.

The only question left is: Why isn’t Scott Brown delivering the State of the Union? He’s the Epic One we want to hear from. All that inexperience can really be put to good use here.

Obama’s Oneness has been one-upped. Why settle for a faux populist when we can have a real one? Why settle for gloomy populism when we can have sunny populism? Why settle for Ivy League cool when we can have Cosmo hot? Why settle for a professor who favors banks, pharmaceutical companies and profligate Democrats when we can have an Everyman who favors banks, pharmaceutical companies and profligate Republicans? Why settle for a 48-year-old, 6-foot-1, organic arugula when we can have a 50-year-old, 6-foot-2, double waffle with bacon?

Heh... bitter much Dowd?

The point Dowd misses, is that Brown, while deserving the credit for bringing himself from trailing badly to winning the Mass. special election spectacularly to take the Senate seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy, he is not the "culmination".

He is not the be-all, end-all for the GOP, the Independents or the Washington elite.

He is an example, as was the August town halls, the tea party movements rise, the New Jersey and Virgina elections.

The culmination of all that, including Brown, will be the upcoming November elections.

What Dowd doesn't "get" is that the Democrats were looking for "The One" in 2008 and they got what they asked for and many are crying over it now.

Conservatives are not looking any special "One", we understand no one special person is going to be able to make drastic changes, no matter the promises, sweet words or charisma.

That is the difference between gullible and realistic.

Gullible people believe you need "the One", realistic people understand you need "many".