Trailer: World War Z
November 13, 2012
Looks like the ultimate Zombie movie. With Brad Pitt.
I’m sure that the world must look like a zombie movie to disappointed culture warriors who put their hopes on Romney to stem the tide of Godless heathen takers and tokers.
She had devoted her life to causes she believed were at the heart of her faith and at the core of her Republican Party. She counseled young married families at church, spoke about right to life in area schools and became a stay-at-home mom with two daughters.
Now, in a single election night, parts of her country had legalized marijuana, approved gay marriage and resoundingly reelected a president who she worried would “accelerate our decline.”
Everything in her version of America had confirmed her predictions: the confident anchors on Fox News; the Republican pollsters so sure of their data; the two-hour line outside her voting precinct, where Romney supporters hugged and honked for her handmade signs during a celebration that lasted until the results started coming in after sundown. Romney’s thorough defeat had come more as a shock than as a disappointment, and now Cox stared at the actual results on her computer and tried to imagine what the majority of her country believed.
In other post election years, the reflexive journalistic response is always to to draw mirror-image equivalence between two sides of the political chasm. That was the clueless response to complaints of democratic voters in say, 2000, or 2004. This year, an emerging theme is the degree to which republican voters were not only shocked by losing, they were brought up short by an abrupt collision with a larger reality that existed completely at odds with their Fox News mediated bubble world.
Whether its enough of a shock to awaken the real-life zombies, is yet to be sorted out.