Sunday, December 30, 2007



Now Donald and Mickey, there would be a real unity ticket!
(No, not Goofy! That would be just, well, you know.)

Politically, the Insider Establishment is being challenged and people respond in various ways. My favorite is when far right Democrats and a smattering of dispossessed mainstream conservatives get together to "save" America from... the radical left. (Hillary? Obama? Edwards?). What a joke! They want a "unity government." Bloomberg/Hagel, McCain/Lieberman, Vomit/Excrement... just what the country needs! No one should even be considered for the presidency who isn't seriously contemplating unifying Bush, Cheney and their top 200 henchmen with prison cells. But it probably won't surprise you to know that the Beltway's worst insider hack journalist is pushing something far different today. Sam Nunn, David Boren, Chuck Robb... all you need is Zell Miller and John Breaux and we can get the Confederacy started again.

With ole Fred Thompson waking up long enough to tell folks “I’m not particularly interested in running for president," and with "None of the Above" the clear winner of every Republican Party poll, there's a real worry that an out of control outsider like Huckabee or a deranged neo-fascist like Ron Paul could grab the GOP nomination away from a reliable-- albeit sure loser-- Insider like Romney, Giuliani or McCain. The way things look now, that's like ceding the presidency to Hillary Clinton-- and the Insiders in our country are even less eager to seer her in power than their equivalents in Pakistan were to see Bhutto take over. Ironically, neither Clinton nor Bhutto was an actual threat to the Insider Establishment.

The voice of the Republican Party-- Fox News-- has been doing what it could to marginalize Huckabee and Scott. In fact, yesterday Scott claimed Fox-- and, by implication, the GOP hierarchy-- is so scared of him that they're going to keep him out of the final debate leading up to New Hampshire.
"They are scared of me and don't want my message to get out, but it will. They are propagandists for this war and I challenge them on the notion that they are conservative."

Today's NY Times describes the last days before the Iowa caucuses as a Republican slaughter house, with all the pygmies at each other's throats. In the last weekend before the Iowa caucuses, the Republican presidential candidates are bloodying the field with a blizzard of negative attacks, showing the strains of a wide-open and unpredictable race." Huckabee has proven himself unqualified to all but those who think that George Bush is qualified-- and that could mean a win in Iowa Republican caucuses. He's given up on reminding everyone in the state that Romney is a Satan worshipping cultist and is concentrating on Romney as compulsive liar.

But if Huckabee is counting on every single far right loon and imbecile in the country to rally to his banner, he was in for a great big disappointment. The man on whose knee Mel Gibson learned to be a racist, a bigot, an anti-Semite and a right-wing extremist, dear ole crazy dad, has endorsed... well, Ron Paul of course.


I almost wish I was flying to Des Moines with Jane to watch these crazy, some would say anti-democratic, caucuses up close. But I'm still here in Bangkok monitoring the Thai elections and getting ready to write by big story about Thai massages (at the AroundTheWorldBlog). I'm fascinated to see John Edwards moving up in the polls. I always thought he would win on the second round but now it looks like he could do it in the first. And Huckabee... looks like even Iowa Republicans figured out what a phony this turd is!

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At 7:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With Stalin and Lenin dead, who do you want on your ticket?

How about Cynthia McKinney! She is just about loony enough for this left-wing site. Maybe Keith Olberman or Al Franken as a running mate?

At 8:51 AM, Blogger Bruce said...

Dearest al: Nah! Franken doesn't even believe Florida and Ohio were stolen. That doesn't sit well with me. McKinney? She's in her own category, so looney that if I didn't know better I'd think she was a republikook from Texas or Oklahoma who sat around quoting Left Behind books. Stalin? Well we already have someone as mentally off as that in the White House. He longs for the chance. Olbermann (Please note the two Ns)? Not bad. Clear of thought. A fresh breeze in a sea of rightwing media swill. But, he's too important where he is, doing the job he was born to do.
My New Years wish for you: Make sure your airbag is in good working order. When you hit the wall of REALITY that's looming on the horizon you're going to need it.

At 8:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just love how this sight is so fearful of an opposing view; just delete them!

Funny how the roaches scramble when the dark is illuminated!

At 1:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not that I support him, but please reframe from incorrectly using political labels.
Ron Paul is a Libertarian ... the opposite side of Fascist. Not to mention, neo-fascist wouldn't make since, since there isn't a "new" fascist movement. That would be "Neo-Con"
The only reason I say this, is it sickens me when I hear, "Islamic-Fascist" ... which is an oxymoron in the first place ... but the point being this places certain feelings when people read or hear those words ... which I can only interrupt as propaganda.
A fascist is the radical right on the social scale, and an econ centrist, normally placed in an autocracy country.
A Libertarian falls into the extreme econ right, and to the socially liberal side of the spectrum.
I think a more appropriate label, if that's what your wanting to do, would be a Libertarian-Capitalist ... since Paul really isn't all that socially Liberal.

At 1:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A sidenote to the comments above ... Olbermann would be welcome in my book. =)
The rest, came off rather ignorent.
It's almost like spewing foul words at someone ... if you don't have anything intelligent to say, just don't say it, cause odds are, people aren't going to respond to it. Also, it just makes you look uneducated.


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