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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Admit it: We often take one side in a controversy just to spite people on the other side
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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In more than a few blog posts I’ve written here over the past six years, I’ve had occasion to use the German word “schadenfreude,” which means taking pleasure in the misfortune of others.

Of course, I don’t take pleasure in anyone’s really tragic misfortunes — death or serious injury, for example. My kind of schadenfreude usually is restricted to cases of  political or philosophical  disappointments among certain people. So is your kind of schadenfreude, I dare say.

Most of us take pleasure in the disappointments suffered by the people with whom we disagree on one matter or another.

Consider, for ...

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