Ok, you've convinced me. I am so deeply disappointed in the Repub domestic program (Motto: We triangulate with the Democrat platform! Screw the base that brung us!) that I had no intention of voting this November...but...you are correct, sir. While the Republicans can now be best described as Democrats-Light, they still have the barest potential for handling the GWOT while the actual Dems do not.
Still - how will they EVER get the 'get back on the base's bandwagon' message if not through realistically backed up threats of withholding our votes and money? How will that potential for action be made manifest if we pose no threat to their tenure?
If Republican leadership has half a brain (and,in my opinion, they do, exactly), they'd make sure this post gets the widest possible dissemination, Gerard. If they had a whole brain, they'd do this only by linking and pointing, carefully avoiding the irony and hypocrisy which would result from your words quoted by their mouths.
Insane clown posse Republicans and Hamlet Men Dems. Exactly- with no prospect of change on the horizon. As Steeler's Wheeler sang, here I am, stuck in the middle with you.
The political situation of promising utopia always leads to that demigod, somewhere out there just waiting to entrall the masses. Then all hell breaks lose. Break out the ammunition and lock and load we are one demigod short of hell.
"The force of nature" strikes again. WOW!
On the Republican "clown posse", I am as angry as anyone. I do, however, try to examine the situation. And the past week has provided an inkling of an answer IMOM.
Many of us are also angry that we are not/have not fought the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan FULL OUT. We are angry at the consistent references to Islam as a "religion of peace". We are at the point where "Kill them all, let God sort them out" is beginning to sound reasonable. We dare not yet say these words aloud to our workmates, our neighbors and even hesitate to say them to our friends.
Now think of the mass demonstrations in the streets of many of our cities today and compare to same visuals last week. Gone are the Mexican flags. Gone are most of the LaRaza signage and flyers and those maps of Azlan. A farce is all over the nations TV screens and front pages.
See where I'm leading. With the ....they seek to craft a victory via tendentiousness that employs, day in and day out, the long co-opted media and academe. And this ..it can shave the good sense of the electorate enough...
Look at the polls, even very good parents sometimes just trade in "good sense" for some peace and quiet.
I want to be optimistic and have faith that unless it actually is the "end of times", God will not let this "shining City on the hill" fade.
Perhaps our "posse" is just going underground a bit, knowing that this is a very dangerous midterm. I would prefer another Sherman's march, but perhaps speaking in code will keep the House and Senate. Then the gloves can really come off on November the 8th.
That's my hope - perhaps I'm a dummy.
What a perfect discription of the Hamlet man. All this time I thought he lost because no one wanted "Tuh-raz-ah" as the crazy aunt living in the attic of the White House.
After I posted a link to "The Hamlet Men" on Just One Minute, J M Hanes gave me the link to your
The Tragedy of Omlet, Prince of Massachusetts @ AMERICAN DIGEST Sept 4, 2004
And also informed me that he had rewritten the
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern scene in the comments:
Posted by: JM Hanes at September 16, 2004 07:59 PM
[Enter THE KING, QUEEN, POLONIUS,
OPHELIA, ROSENCRANTZ, and GUILDENSTERN]
THE KING: And can you, by no drift of circumstance,
Get from Omlet why he puts on this confusion,
Grating so harshly all his days of quiet
With turbulent and dangerous lunacy?
ROSENCRANTZ: He does confess he feels himself distracted;
But from what cause he will by no means speak.
Hope you'll add a hot link for all your new fans.
Este conocimiento caerá en los oídos sordos.
Another astonishing work of PFG. (pure xxxxx genius)
Literate and trenchant - worthy of a wide audience. PFG indeed.
It would appear that under the Bush-Cheney party, lack of conscience doth make torturers of us all.