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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Jim Webb's Not Going To Run Third Party. Jim Webb's Just Going To Fight Some Bears.
If you know anything about politics in this region of the country you've seen it before. Webb doesn't think the party represents people like him enough. Hell, maybe he's right. I'm a pretty traditional liberal, but I understand there's a populist wing of people who are churchgoing gun owners. People who support the military in a more uncritical way than I do. It's a cultural difference and a sign of our strength as Democrats. I, for one, look forward to having Webb back in the conversation, after he's punched out a massive Appalachian black-haired male, stumbled home in a bloody daze, and slept for a day or so.
I say all this with respect for the man. Honestly. I disagree with him on many issues, but you have to appreciate his integrity. When Webb argues about how the cost of war is borne by working people like him, you know he's actually lived this truth.
The bears respect him too. When they gather for their traditional fight with Webb, they all do this kind of ritualized bow to him just before trying - always unsuccessfully - to tear his throat out so they can rub his blood into their coats and carry the scent to their young. I've seen video of it on NatGeo, and it's quite inspiring.
Anyway, Jim Webb may have been Secretary of the Navy under Reagan, and he might try to strangle wildlife instead of supporting Greenpeace... but he's still pretty much a Democrat.
It's a big tent, people.
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