The Insights of Ass Missile
A seemingly infinite supply:
It's a generally accepted fact, I think, that Republicans tend to be happier and more optimistic people than Democrats.Mmkay.
Who do you suppose is happier and more optimistic, the hangman or the man being hanged?
Q.: Do you think 2005 was better or worse than 2004 for you personally?Yes, Democrats: with practice, you too can cease to give two shits about anybody but yourself, and define your own personal happiness not in terms of the suffering of others but rather your own investment portfolio.
Note that the question was not about the direction of the country, or about any aspect of current affairs; respondents were asked how 2005 was for "you personally" ... I find these results astonishing. The only apparent explanation is that Democrats--not just the activists and political junkies, but millions and millions of Democrats--were so depressed over President Bush's re-election that they perceived 2005 as a bad year for them "personally."
This explains, I guess, the venom and persistence with which the Democrats attack the Bush administration. It appears that millions of them really believe that President Bush is ruining their lives! There are lots of Democrats, apparently, who need to take a deep breath, get over the last election, and cheer up.
'Tis the season, after all.