A touch of optimism (and it isn’t easy). Yes, enormous stupidity and misinformation stalk the landscape, but there are also insatiable engines of transparency. We know more about bad guys than you’d think, at least their PAC donations.
Former member of Scholars & Rogues.
If anyone has to be reminded of our institutional breakdowns, look no further than a Supreme Court rushing headlong against history. Of course that doesn’t justify Obama’s hamfisted, unilateral strikes, making less logical than political sense.
What Palin captured, with her belligerent “Never Retreat, Reload” war cry, looks back to our lying invasion into Iraq (indeed ten years of foreign policy) plus today’s street stalking of Trayvon Martin, violent politic rhetoric and increasing, take-no-prisioners manias dominating the right’s politics.
Time for a glimmer of a prospect of optimism. If I never try it out, after all . . . how will I know how it feels. The GOP, in short, appears to be doing its best to destroy itself, a sustained, gruesome death march to minority status. Hear, hear, who thought they’d outdo Palin for VP?
Limbaugh is slowly dying, like the dinosaur that he is, bit by bit. As sponsors escape, he doesn’t need any help from the FCC. Thus, I disagree with calls that he be fired. Just watching him losing advertisers is a joy in itself – the beginning of the end.
Romney looks to win the GOP nod. Romney looks to lose to Obama, unless all hell breaks loose, figuratively speaking. Romney splits the rightwing base. That makes Romney the sacrificial Rethug lamb of the season. But savvy fringe players can still make lemonade out of lemons, though no positive for governance.
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