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O Wretched Daughter Of Babylon

The Democrats are deeply flawed and they don’t deserve to win a national election, but a Democratic capture of Congress would be a good thing. I don’t begrudge anyone voting for a third-party candidate in this or any other year, but on November 7 we can celebrate a Democratic victory because the Republicans will have received a much-deserved comeuppance. It is not everything but it is something. It should be enough to make conscientious Americans happy for at least a little while.

There is not a lot of justice in this world but every now and again the mighty pay a temporal price for their wickedness. As a young Jewish mother-to-be said two thousand years ago, “He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts, He has put down the mighty from their thrones” (Lk. 1:51-52). We need not have any illusions about the nature of the instrument used to punish the Republican Party. It will be enough that it pays a price for its greed, dishonesty, and violence. ~Jeff Taylor

about the author

Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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