The Wheel Always Turns

by John J. Pitney, Jr.

On Election Day 2008, I posted this passage from Nikos Kazantzakis’ The Last Temptation of Christ: “A prophet is the one who, when everyone else despairs, hopes. And when everyone else hopes, he despairs. You’ll ask me why. It’s because he has mastered the Great Secret: that the Wheel turns.”

At the time, AlterNet sneered that the post was “doleful (and bizarrely nonsensical),” adding: “Yep. Keep waiting for that wheel to turn.”

Well, the wait is over and the wheel has turned. Of course, the wheel could turn again in the next election or two, which is why House Republicans must be diligent about keeping their promises and maintaining their integrity.