Yeah, those were ugly days.
So today I'm going to take a moment - as South Carolinians go to the polls - and revel in a little schadenfreude.
A malicious satisfaction obtained from the misfortunes of others.
I know its not "nice" to be malicious. But surely it won't hurt for just a day ;-)
After all, check out some of this news:
From the wingers at Powerline:
It is painful to contemplate the extent of the GOP wipeout that would follow a Gingrich nomination. Would Newt carry a state? Wyoming, maybe? South Carolina? The Republican Party could kiss its hopes of retaking the Senate goodbye, and likely would lose control over the House...
For once, they're probably right. As BooMan says, "People hate Newt."
Trouble is...the one thing the Republican base hates worse than Newt is Mitt, as Matt Bai found out when he talked to tea partier Karen Martin in Greenville, SC.
Then our conversation turned to Mitt Romney, and Martin’s sunny countenance darkened. “I don’t know a single Tea Party person,” she said, slowly drawing out her words, “who does not despise Mitt Romney to the very core of their being.” I searched her face for levity or compassion, but found neither.
As a matter of fact, its gotten so bad down there in SC that Mitt has had to bus in Mormon supporters from the DC area.
So I'll say my penance tomorrow. Today I'm going to enjoy the schadenfreude of watching the Republicans self-destruct for a while.