Friday, October 31, 2008

There Will Be Blood Bad Writing In The Streets

...If Barack Obama does not win, says washed-up sortafeminist Erica Jong.  (via pdb).  She's hoping/afraid it will be a "second American Civil War."

     Yeah, right.  Because there has never, ever been a hotly-contested Presidential election in the United States before; and the country has a long history of violent uprisings after Presidential races, followed by harsh suppression, especially when they didn't go as the Press expected....

     Except not.  Never.  Not ever.  (The last Civil War?  That pretty much started in Congress.  Just sayin').

     Americans have good sense.  While I will not be surprised at a little "irrational exuberance" come election night no matter who wins and I won't be shocked if there's more of it in the big cities than the small towns, the next day, you know what will happen?  Nothing.  It will be a day just like any other.  Down the road -- again, no matter who wins -- there will be much noise and fury in the media and on placards and whoever's President will be subject to much criticism.

     This here is the United States of America and when we elect a new El Supremo, he gets four years with a chance at another four if he hasn't screwed up too terribly.  By the mid term elections, we often yank control of Congress away from his party (if it had it to begin with).  Liberal, conservative or way out there, we are a fickle lot.  And I love that.  I believe it helps  maintain our freedom

     ...One bit of happy news from Ms. Jong: "Yesterday, Jane Fonda sent me an email to tell me that she cried all night and can't cure her ailing back for all the stress that has reduces (sic) her to a bundle of nerves."  I guess it was a lot less stressful sleeping in Hanoi during a war?  Ooooookay.  

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe Hanoi Jane should go sit on a columnist anti-aircraft gun

That always used to seem to cheer her up.

scooter

Anonymous said...

Opps I meant to type communist

bad fingers!

Roberta X said...

Po-tay-to, po-tah-to... Well, not all columnists.

GeorgeH said...

We don't do that, but we also don't stage mass rallies like we've been channeling Mussolini. There won't be a civil war, but I expect a week of serious violence, whoever wins.

straightarrow said...

Ok, here's everyone's chance to call me a racist. But I believe if Obama doesn't win the black community will once again burn down its own neighborhoods and attempt to do the same to other neighborhoods.

I hope I am wrong, but the racism I see in this race seems to me to be coming only from the Obama campaign and its supporters.

Assrot said...

Hmmm... I was kind of thinking the same thing but on the opposite side.

There are a lot of people in this country that are damn tired of pansy ass socialist liberals and big government.

I'm thinking if Obama does get elected there is a much bigger chance of shall we say severe, violent civil unrest.

Know whut ah mean jellabean?

:-)

Joe

Roberta X said...

Straightarrow: "pessimist," maybe. I don't think you are necessarily racist.

Assrot: maybe -- but bear in mind the usual channels work fairly well. Remember the 1994 mid-terms? I'd expect more than a few red-state governors and legislatures to get their backs up, too. The system is not quite broken yet.

BobG said...

Personally, I don't see where Jong's opinion is relevant to anything. Who really gives a shit what some washed up hack writer says about politics? I remember seeing some of her stuff when she first came out, and thought it was boring and that she didn't really sound too bright; just a dumb tramp trying to brag about her sex life. Whoopdido...

Anonymous said...

straightarrow: funny, I was thinking they might do the same thing even if they won...

Assrot said...

You know another thing that comes to mind is how will the bliss ninnies and rainbow warriors start a civil war? It's kind of hard to do without guns and bombs and other such tools that the Liberals are so dead set against.

Maybe Jong will blow us all to death with that big mouth or possibly take us for a one way ride to Chappaquiddick Island.

Kind of hard to fight a war with all the gun free zones etc.

I'm just sayin'...

:-)

Joe

Word Verification : ningers

Maybe the ningers will bring the blood bath to the streets. :-)