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December 07, 2012 6:32 PM Day’s End and Weekend Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Blogging got kind of deep this afternoon, but I doubt a lot of people read it. Occupational hazard of the news-cycle blogger, I guess.

Here are some final items for the day & week:

* Dick Morris’ final wisdom on 2012: “We lost because whites stayed home!” Check out Paul Waldman’s current deconstruction of Morris’ game, and mine from nine years ago.

* Former “moderate” Rick Snyder has become the new Scott Walker.

* MoJo’s Nick Baumann reviews GOP plans to selectively break up state Electoral College votes.

* At Ten Miles Square, Sarah Binder evaluates Lincoln as the best-ever movie about the U.S. House of Representatives.

* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer reports on the brutal Ukrainian method of dealing with grade inflation.

And in quasi-non-political news:

* Australian Prime Minister delivers parody of Mayan Calendar apocalypse message.

Reminds me of Elvis Costello’s End of the World song:

The ever-excellent Adele Stan is back with Weekend Blogging tomorrow and Sunday. Give Addie some attention and love, please.


Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • Joel on December 07, 2012 7:00 PM:

    “We lost because whites stayed home!”


    I'm white, I didn't stay home and I voted for Obama. Same with my wife and daughter. Same with my parents.

    I'll bet some of those blacks (Herman Cain anyone) voted for Romney. I'll bet some of those hispanics (see: Rubio, Marco) voted for Romney.

    What is it with Dick Morris and racist tribalism?

  • Kevin (not the famous one) on December 07, 2012 9:08 PM:

    apocalypse message? Am I the only one who has read Douglas Adams? This is totally survivable! Now, what did I do with my blanket...


    pssst. Meet up at Milliways, the restaurant at the end of the Universe and then just before the universe explodes, get into your hyperspace transport and go back in time. Simple.

  • mudwall jackson on December 07, 2012 11:36 PM:

    hey kevin,


  • exlibra on December 07, 2012 11:48 PM:

  • Marc on December 08, 2012 7:02 AM:

    Perhaps that Dick, Morris should next get into the prosperity gospel - wait, maybe he is?