Once upon a time, the New York Times was known as the “Paper of Record.”
Now, it’s known as the newspaper best used as birdcage lining.
Or for wrapping fish.
Today’s NYT Editorial: Negativity Wins the Senate
Republicans would like the country to believe that they took control of the Senate on Tuesday by advocating a strong, appealing agenda of job creation, tax reform and spending cuts. But, in reality, they did nothing of the sort.
Even the voters who supported Republican candidates would have a hard time explaining what their choices are going to do. That’s because virtually every Republican candidate campaigned on only one thing: what they called the failure of President Obama. In speech after speech, ad after ad, they relentlessly linked their Democratic opponent to the president and vowed that they would put an end to everything they say the public hates about his administration. On Tuesday morning, the Republican National Committee released a series of get-out-the-vote images showing Mr. Obama andDemocratic Senate candidates next to this message: “If you’re not a voter, you can’t stop Obama.”
….Campaigning on pure negativity isn’t surprising for a party that has governed that way since Mr. Obama was first sworn in. By creating an environment where every initiative is opposed and nothing gets done, Republicans helped engineer the president’s image as weak and ineffectual….
And more, from today’s NYT:
Thomas L. Friedman: The World Is Fast
We’ve just had a nonsense midterm election. Never has more money been spent to think so little about a future so in flux. What would we have discussed if we’d had a serious election? How about the biggest challenge we’re facing today: The resilience of our workers, environment and institutions….
Well, Peggy Noonan, bless her heart, wants us to be gracious in victory.
So, Peggy, this tweet’s for you:
— NY Jooo (@NYJooo) November 5, 2014
Byron York: Washington Examiner — Voters’ verdict explodes Democratic myths