Heads I win, tails you lose

The meme is spreading like ebola: the election results in Spain are a victory for the terrorists. Anyone who disagrees must counter this argument right now. Stop reading this right now, loyal readers (i.e. JBL and mom), and write a letter to the editor. Write a blog post, if you've got one.

Any free and peaceful exchange of power as the result of a democratic vote is a victory for democracy. Democracy is anathema to terrorists. There is almost nothing more anti-democratic than terrorism. Even if you don't like the results, it's still a victory for democracy.

The right-wingers are trying to have it both ways. It's just mind-boggling that the same people who claim we are fighting a war to spread democracy (amongst various other reasons) are now claiming a democratic election was a bad thing. And it's only bad because they don't like the results. That is a dangerous path to tread, and we have to call them on it.

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