You know, the time may be coming for a readership upheaval. I've had a few. Once again, my heart isn't in my writing, and a large part of that has to do with the fact that I don't like the people I'm talking to.
Third party? No way.
GOP talking points? Not buying.
Tea partiers? All that tea seems to have stained their shirts brown.
Applauding GOP electoral successes? In the immortal words of Dana Carvey as Bush the elder: Na ga daw.
Should I retreat to the lazy man's mantra: "Both parties are the same"? No. Both parties are way too similar, that
I'll grant. The bad party is bold and the not-quite-as-awful party is timid: I'll grant that too. But it remains the case that there are some
Democrats (perhaps many
Democrats) and no
Republicans whose values reflect mine.
The GOP has its act together. No denying it. It's an act that I've opposed all my life.
I can't break bread with the delusional rabid dogs who think that Obama is a socialist. Any movement that fronts Andy Breitbart and his spooky little pals can count me as lifelong enemy.
A large part of me is so sick -- and so fearful -- about the resurgent Republican party, a party that is now proudly more fascist and more gonzo
than ever before -- that I can't help but veer towards the "enemy of my enemy is my friend" POV.
On the other hand, there ain't no way I'm cozying up to the Obot creeps who sent me death threats throughout 2008. Forgiving that shit would be masochistic, and a masochist I ain't.
That said, I'm starting to get the feeling that what's coming after
Obama will be so bad, so thunderously destructive to all political decency, that the day may come when even the folks over at the Confluence would be willing to sacrifice their first-born offspring to Bael in order to relive the halcyon (in retrospect) days of 2009.
I mean, for chrissakes, did you ever think that "socialism" would be a political issue in this
day and age?
Sorry, folks, but there are times when you really must choose the lesser of two evils. If Hitler invades Russia then we must support Stalin, despite the fact that Stalin is a detestable murderous psychotic jerk.
Did I or did I not call the shot
in December of 2008?
I maintain that the day will come, and will come soon, when Democrats will regret dissing the Clinton wing of the party. I predict that Barack Obama will one day be seen as the worst thing ever to happen to the Democratic party.