by Emmett b Raymond Smith ‘abd al-‘Abru
The primary phase of the 2008 presidential race is now well-underway, and so here is a look at how it will go in November as matters stand now:
Senator McCain of course is not in any meaningful sense “new” as is shown by his historical involvement in wheelhorse politics and campaign-finance legislation that effectively continues to block third parties. The rather-obvious Mayor Giuliani has the glossy facial taut skin of one of Leningrad’s Harrison Salisbury WW II siege cannibals. Whereas Mr Romney is a buzzbomb whose motor has just cut out somewhere over Kent (in Michigan.)
AND Now that Dr Ron Paul has been effectively smeared as of last week on NPR, that leaves Mr Huckaby, the stated Christian.
NOW While it is doubtless not “liberal” of me to say so (tsk), please just let me note that in the American democracy as it is, a humane christianism in politics is simply NOT the worst thing that could happen. And, it is probably a tad, well, infantile actually to keep on running around and saying that it is too! After all, we are not a bunch of Augsburg College freshmen any more — not by a long, long shot — running around in the spring of 1968 (!) and bellyaching about mandatory chapel attendance….
As to the Democrat faction, Mrs W J Clinton is I think but the last gasp of the (no longer!) “young apparatchiks” who took over the party in the 1972 McGovern campaign. People however have long since seen through the expensive swindle of subsidized non-production and hypercredentiallism for what it is, which leaves us — or at least serious Democrats — with Mr Barak Obama.
The religious fact is in fact the constant fact across the American political horizon, and I say that to you in all modesty, and objectively and merely as the convert to intelligent esoteric Islam that I am.
(For after all among many other wise things, our prophet [pbuh] did say: “Better a wrong religion than none.”)
Now the Democrats in light of this essentially psychological religious fact in our politics can of course go ahead and nominate Mrs Clinton in the name of the worn-out and bureaucratic, therapeutic, clientizing “humanism” of the pampered generation now beginning to leave and being chased from the stage. Only in that case if Mr Huckaby is her opponent the Democrat “party” will lose, lose rather awfully, and they will then have nowhere to go.
If, however, the Democrat professionalist senior setup can calm down, stifle their essentially vicious DLC [Democratic (sic) Leadership Council, a kind of party “inner war cabinet’ — ed] secretive and conniving policy-emotionalism and settle for Mr Obama, they will of course also lose in November — but as unlike with the exhausted metaphor now being dragged along like a dead and rapidly-fraying, decaying, cat by the Clintoneers, the Democrat faction then in defeat nonetheless, but also then very possibly because of defeat, will be able to deal.
That after all is the much-heralded “realignment” that is happening in 2008, as post-1955 baby boomers desert their hideously embarrassing older brothers and sisters for Mr Obama and Mr Huckaby. And being left behind now in the looming powerlessness of old age are indeed a lot of Viagra munchers, all of whom desperately, and more desperately, will need somebody or other to make sure the pills, all of those wonderful pills, keep rolling on down.
It is, precisely, the end of the factitious “dominance” of the Clinton-Bush half-generation in our lately so badly half-baked national affairs.
[Emmett R Smith all rights reserved 16 January 2008]