Poor Meredith. Though she has filled the shoes of Katie Couric admirably given her own predispositions towards all things liberal, she continually demonstrates an inability to think outside the box.or the beltway.
In a recent interview with conservative Republican Jim DeMint following this week's startling primary elections, Meredith wondered:
But, but, but Senator, if you're trying to help your party, your party would argue that you're really hurting the party. That these kinds of candidates cannot win general elections.
She doesn't get it.
She just can't wrap her mind around the fact that to some people, it isn't all about political calculations and electing people with a certain letter after their names, or consolidating as much power as possible in a particular political club. To some people there are these crazy things called "principles" that matter most. To some people, doing what is best for the country comes first. If that means sacrificing a few R's along the way, so be it.
DeMint handled himself admirably:
Well the important thing to me, first, is to save our country. It's really that critical. That these trivial political labels do not mean as much right now when we're fighting for the survival versus the bankruptcy of our country. And I think the American people in Delaware, all over the country, want to see that sense of urgency from the people who represent them in Washington. They're not concerned whether the Republicans get the majority or not, they want people in Washington who understand that balancing the checkbook is not an extreme idea.
Precisely. And if more people saw it the way the Tea Party folks do, and like Jim DeMint does, our country would be the better for it.