by Emmett R Smith
Today’s good news is that the entirely not-worthy and anyway-not-actually-conservative, faux–urbaine, Rudy G, Baby, has bit the dust and buggered off and quit his distinctly-tainted-more-than-somewhat Republican nomination-bid.
In other news, the improbably-boyish Mr Senator John Edwards has given up the touchy-feely business for a bad (and now hopeless) job, in the increasingly poisoned party atmosphere on the “democratic” side.
And (says the BBC webpage headline, today):
McCain wins key Florida election.
Which last points a moral, or two perhaps.
First of all, Mr Senator John McCain is not particularly conservative in any meaningful sense, he is actually a demonstrated ass in the Feingold-McCain campaign-finance matter, and worst of all perhaps he is another one of these wretched War Hero emerituses that later on go in for politics and so become problems not only to their immediate family….
But he is certifiably a nice guy, he really did see the elephant when young in a particularly terrible and prolonged way, and he does not entirely fail to be a mensch.
How dire the other moral, the Democrat one, remains to be seen, as the cat said when it voided in the sugarbowl. For it should be by now more-obvious-than-somewhat that that party is deeply — perhaps disastrously — riven by a pretty major foul dispute that innocent and decent outsiders such as myself indeed find it difficult to fathom. Not least one supposes this is so because the party’s ongoing civil war is a bitter compound of many grievances long harbored in many once-secretive quarters. Lately, however, it all has started to become pretty overt.
And so for gapers and lookers-on there are a lot of questions popping now:
How is it that Mr Senator Obama is now actually impaired, handicapped and — as events shall prove — positively dragged down into the gutter of defeat, by the endorsement of two, count them, two Democrat party-corpses, namely The Last Brother and, now, The 2004 War Hero-Nuisance?
In terms of all the hopes of younger Democrats, certainly, shouldn’t these two baskets of more-than-exceptionally-not-fresh dead fish now be dangling from the neck of Mrs Senator Bill Clinton?
And, just how clever in this all are The Clintons being — really?
Palid Hillary absolutely craves the nomination like a trailercourt single mom her crystal meth, and the whole wad that comes after…maybe.
But, now, increasingly not likely.
The fact that Mrs Senator Clinton absolutely backpedaled to beat Hell and ran now in Florida after senior “democratic” managers last year had boycotted that state’s changed primary-date, shows that the lady from New York is indeed a seasoned thundering battleship, now much plated-up and heavily re-gunned, and that she is at least up to Mr Senator John McCain’s caliber. Indeed, Ms Bill may exceed the Arizona gentleman for cunning, and this is shown most clearly by the puzzled rectal scratching of so-called pundits who right now waste our time wondering why she reversed herself, on Florida.
The answer is simple, and like Mr Senator McCain, Mrs Senator Clinton knows it Goddess-damned well:
Whatever election going on now is “key” every time.
Why the Florida debacle even arose to begin with is, of course, just plain outside the ken of wholesome heartlanders such as my Minnesota self.
But it leaves the bad impression which now is growing greater in more and more quarters everyday among us, the to-be-wooed-and-lied-to-and-misused-and-far-from-home electorate, that the Democrat party, as well as not being particularly democratic, also is raddled with crazed maniacal factions, all of whom keep lists and farm vendettas.
This is all too, too bad, just as any crappy spectacle of “higher idealistics” all bedaubing themselves with their own excreta must be, to any sensitive onlooker.
But, it is still worse in a presidential year that History itself positively promised as recently as Christmas to just plain give for free to these pampered and professionalistic, DLC-manipulative and now-badly-aging McGovernites.
“Jesus Christ!” as we say on the farm in rural Eagle Lake in Squawbunion County, in southern Minnesota.
“Jesus Christ…THESE God-damned fools couldn’t even organize a frog-fight without falling out of the trees onto their heads!”
And so if the November poll were to be done today, the Democrats should have no one to blame but themselves and the results would be:
Mr Senator John McCain for President over Mr Senator Barack Obama, by three percent on the popular vote.
[Emmett R Smith all rights reserved 30 January 2008]