by Emmett R Smith
All of the bushite patter about a “rebate” of “free” money from tax-receipts rams home the fact of how much the revenue-policy of all late- and postmodern government is a real Mutt & Jeff game. The fiction of “parties” is made even more clear as at this point all we are dealing in is electrons and pixels. It is nothing more substantial than that, only that and nothing more with the recession-wolf slobbering at the door. But with what dire material and physical consequences nevertheless!
A good read about what these Republicans are really like, and whether or not one likes him, is still David Stockman’s The Triumph of Politics.
Stockman’s kiss-and-tell account reveals the most of these fake and drooling, halfwitted, Republicans as the conservatives they ain’t now — and that they ain’t never have been! Interestingly, that deceived ass from Texas came braying in and kicking at his boxstall sides in a cretinous blue norther of these refund-checks, although the amount then was derisory, a mere two hundred dollars or so. That the amount of this proposed New Deal-like giveaway is quadrupled is probably a measure of how much deeper are the feces now.
A good knock-’em-down and drag-’em-out recession might just be the very best thing morally that could happen to most of this 1946-64 Baby Boom load of grunting, rooting, snorting hogs. Not least, it could possibly knock the dishonesty out of maybe a saving handful of us Americans.
But maybe not.
The human capacity for self-deception is virtually unlimited, like all this cyber cash now being thrown around in our Tee Vees and computers by the GOP in an attempt to frankly and unashamedly buy votes.
As to stupidity and/or swinishness — take your pick — on the Democrat side this past weekend, Obama Democrats most unwisely did not restrict the Kennedy endorsement-appearance on behalf of their man to the gracious and personable and, above all, publicly presentable Ms Caroline Kennedy. Alas not, it is an appalling gaffe of major proportions, and now himself and in person the Connecticut Or Massachussetts Corpse has just given Mrs Clinton the death-kiss, but all that amounts to is that poor Mr Obama is now stuck with this leering figure from the pages of H P Lovecraft…which is almost as bad as if the negrophile saxophonist Bill Clinton was to just plain snap out of it, dare Hillary’s ire for good and for all to support Mr Obama for once and for all — or, at least, to just plain shut up about it all.
What is so obnoxious is how all (?) of these Democrats had been suckling up to this leftover Kennedy. Both messrs Obama and Clinton had been hotfoot after this character’s endorsement, and Massa’ Bill had in the last days begged for at least Kennedy neutrality.
It is supposed by some that The Last Brother finally plunked for Mr Obama out of a highminded scorn for the Clintons’ ambiguous play with race and feminism, in South Carolina. The Last One of course is taken for a kind of liberal icon by many Democrats, but by now it is probably mostly a matter of whom liberal Democrats are the more tired, The Corpse…or the Soloist’s Wife?
Heaven knows, most Americans (and everyone born since 1955!) have simply had it with the lot, and the years bid fair to lumber both of The Clintons now with the same curse of the irrelevant emeritus that rides Old Kennedy so low in the sodden Connecticut coastal waters, like an incubus and sucking vampire….
Compared to all this stuerm und drang and general name-calling Democrat decline, the Republicans this week at least seem only, well, flatly boring, only this and nothing more, hammering (again) at the White House door.
The only substantial questions right now are:
Just why doesn’t Mr Senator McCain just plain haul off and give Rudy one right in the snout?
And, whatever does Mr Senator John Edwards think he is up to?
The historical role of idealism in politics is at once problematic, and it is also indispensable to introduce generation-by-generation the new motifs, but for now and with all of these undead still-unburied still looming and lumbering along, and as matters stand now, Mr Obama on the “democratic” side has but half a chance, the November poll therefore is a draw, and it would today have to be thrown into the courts.
[Emmett R Smith all rights reserved 29 January 2008]