I must admit to a rather perverse pleasure as I read Darlene Dunham’s latest column in the Nov. 28 Pilot. Frankly, I have to admire anyone who can say so little in so much space.

Ms. Dunham spends most of her column “drilling down in the data,” to justify her dramatic “blue wave” characterization of some modest mid-term gains by the out-of-power party, even as she downplays the equally significant Republican Senate gains. But Ms. Dunham’s true “blue” colors are best displayed by her formulaic and offensive description of the president’s “divisive, xenophobic and race-baiting politics.”

One is left wondering whether she has any original thoughts, or whether they all come from the Democratic talking points she parrots. Perhaps most offensive are her not so subtle digs at “rural” white voters — those zombies who blindly “go along” with the evil Trump policies, and who she condescendingly compares to the far more virtuous and clear thinking “women, young people, latinos and independents.” One has to chuckle at the arrogance that allows one to talk about the Democrats’ “moral compass,” as if those who disagree with them have none.

But the most amusing part of her thinking is displayed by Ms. Dunham’s curious attempt to criticize Republicans for spending time on the recall of tainted romaine lettuce when, in her world, they should have been dealing with gun control. Only one word comes to mind here: “Huh?” Perhaps somewhere in Ms. Dunham’s Constitution, buried in the penumbras of various amendments alongside the phantom rights to abortion and same-sex marriage, there is a right to “keep and bear green leafy vegetables.”

The title of Ms. Dunham’s column is “Democrats Will Show How it All Should Function.” Again, you gotta love the arrogance, but I’m not holding my breath. 

William Muller, Pinehurst

(4) comments

Kent Misegades

Rush days it best - when dealing with such people, just let them talk. They are their side’s worst enemy. See recent expletives from the Democrat leadership, fodder for the opposition in future debates and elections. On the subject of the House results - some 40 Republicans retired and Paul Ryan did little to prevent this. Many were Never Trumpers. What remains is a House minority where the Freedom Caucus of independent Conservatives is stronger than ever. A key leader of them is our own Mark Meadows. I’d rather have a minority of uncompromising Conservatives than a majority run by the GOP Establishment.

Dan Roman

The echo chamber lives.
"We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves" Eric Hoffer

Mark Hayes

The sixteenth episode of Seinfeld . " It's not a lie if you believe it " George Costanza

Jim Tomashoff

"I’d rather have a minority of uncompromising Conservatives than a majority run by the GOP Establishment." Me too, then they'll be totally irrelevant in the legislative process.

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