Monday, November 28, 2016

A column by Kevin Dowd.

Posted by Maureen Dowd at the NYT, it is her column titled "Election Therapy From My Basket of Deplorables."

The post features a photograph of a lovely table setting, a place you'd be happy to visit. It looks like a very nice dinner party in red with white balance shifted to yellow for a washed out sort of look. You know what? I can fix the photograph with an eyedropper. Command "L" in photoshop, choose the white eyedropper tool. Touch the reflection on the white dinner plate.  Eh. Still very red. It is very red.


The figurine is Cersei, a character in Game of Thrones, Kevin Dowd's nickname for Hillary Clinton.

So Maureen Dowd walks into a scene designed for gloating. And she must bear it with her chin up. 

This post by Maureen Dowd is a humble and kind and forgiving piece that relates her Thanksgiving dinner at her relatives who are all Trump supporters. She posts without complaint, without vitriol. She puts up a lovely post and my opinion of her is changed by it. She merely introduces the scene that includes a Trump wine bottle on a sideboard of ordinary homemade holiday dinner fixings. It's truly lovely scene and it reminds me of my own family's holiday gatherings save for the figurine and the many bottles of wine, but nothing at all what you might imagine. I enjoyed her sharing this scene.

All that by way of introducing her brother's column, the bulk of her post. Kevin Dowd summarizes everything that we've discussed here at length and what a pleasure it is to read from someone else's pen outside our circle. It's all there. He's every bit as good a writer as his sister minus her poetic allusions, her graphic descriptions and her feminine locution. It's altogether a beautiful thing to behold. Maureen Dowd introduces saying, 
My colleague Paul Krugman tweeted Friday that “affluent, educated suburbanites” who voted for Trump are “fools.” What else is there to say, he asked. 
Well, here is what Kevin, an affluent, educated suburbanite, has to say in his column, titled an “Election Therapy Guide for Liberals”:
And, bang, he says it, and he says it all in one piece.

Here.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/26/opinion/sunday/election-therapy-from-my-basket-of-deplorables.html?ref=opinion&_r=2

16 comments:

edutcher said...

Yes, those fools voted for a man who says he'll go back on ties with Cuba if the government doesn't establish “religious and political freedom for the Cuban people and the freeing of political prisoners.”

Yeah, the people who vote Democrat would never support something so idiotic.

Trooper York said...

Trump is going to surprise a bunch of people.

Especially the knuckleheaded naysayers we have here. Just sayn'

edutcher said...

Well, I'm glad I didn't say that.

Even if it is true.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

I loved that Maureen Dowd article. Sounds like her siblings know how to have fun.

ndspinelli said...

The bra salesman is not happy unless her is whining about naysayers. He whines like a girl. Needs to start hanging out w/ men.

ndspinelli said...

I would love to know how many bottles of Bushmills and wine were consumed @ this shanty Irish Thanksgiving. Imus says Dowd is a lush.

deborah said...

Good sport.

ricpic said...

"The election was a complete repudiation of Barack Obama."

Yes. Yes indeed. But do the Democrats get that? No. Their ignorance is invincible.

ndspinelli said...

ric, Ignorance and hubris, a toxic cocktail.

Trooper York said...

The peeper can't go a day without telling other people what to do. Instead of taking care of his own business he has to act like a washerwoman. Per usual.

The naysayers need to get a shot every time because you get what you give.

ricpic said...

Will you two guys cut it out. Jeesh.

ndspinelli said...

Nowhere on this thread did I tell anyone what to do. That's a curious, and reoccurring accusation.

ndspinelli said...

Well, I did make a suggestion.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

People are smart.

They can see with their own eyes.

They can judge for themselves.

MamaM said...

Thanks for this one and the Surfergirl post, Chipahoy.

Both were appreciated with a laugh, an amen, a shake of the head, and lines from the Hokey Pokey coming to mind.



William said...

I don't say she does it in a balanced way, but every so often Dowd aims her wit at Democrats. She's readable. I gave up on all the other NYT columnists quite a while ago. I suppose every so often Brooks or Friedman might write something interesting but it's like looking for truffles in the dysentery. I don't think Krugman is capable of framing an interesting thought. When he appears on television, he gives off a creepy vibe.