Monday, April 04, 2011

And So A New Day Dawns

The sun came up raindrops -- and in the West, at that! Small, intense storms are rolling through as I type. But I feel better, thanks to a good night's weekend's sleep.

Woke to what I first thought might be a nightmare -- our current President's going to run again. On reflection, his uncanny ability to alienate both the far Left and moderate elements of his own party should make for interesting political theatre from that side. Let's see, election, crisis, a nice little war, it all seems to be right on track. The Tea Parties do a better job picking up their own litter than Code Pink, too.

Is it just me, or does American Presidential-election politics keep looking more and more like professional wrestling? Oh, a little less panache and muscle, true, plus the costumes aren't much, but give them time, give them time.

Meanwhile, the Evil Party having got the ball rolling (just a skosh early), the Stupid Party hasn't got a frontrunner, just a milling mob of...what are they, anyway? Surely not that side's brightest lights? And if the Libertarians run Bill Bob ("Alive, alive! See him bite the head from a live chicken..!") Barr again, I may have to sit Prez-2012 out.

11 comments:

North said...

Ugh. You mention the Evil Party and the Stupid Party and I actually have to make an effort to remember which is which.

Tango Juliet said...

Gloomy picture indeed.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Ah, but this time around, we get tens of thousands of Union Thugs and Anarchists roaming the streets and disrupting the Republitards Political Events and Campaign Stops. And if Barry does get knocked out somehow, we'll all be wishing for one states worth of Hanging Chads as the Election results get screwed up. Wisconsion was just a test run.

og said...

If the stupid party doesn't field someone in about a week, Barry is gonna be a two-term president, and we won't do a thing about it.

Earl said...

If you are really lucky, they will Shut the Government down, turn out the lights and lock the doors and turn in their keys.

Like the Hockey strike, the NFL Lockout -- it could be really good for the country to take a cold shower or go through withdrawl....

wv pitizati

Nathan said...

Les,

Then I guess we'll have to punch back twice as hard.

Stretch said...

The Socialist are re-running the Smartest Man In The World (says so right on the box top).
The Greens will pull Nader out of his jar of formaldehyde, shake him off and have him suck votes away from Teh One.
The Stupids will run ... crap, we are SO screwed.

Any bets on Hillery announcing the day she leaves State?

Think I'll go down to the Big Box store and see what their policy is on pre-64 coins as payment for bulk goods.

BobG said...

Mickey Mouse is looking better all the time.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Nathan: I'm too old for the Street Fighting, that's for the Young Folk. But remember: "Long Distance- The Next Best thing to Being There (especially if have 7.62 Nato or Larger with you)". ; )

RobertSlaughter said...

It's Bob Barr, not Bill (Bob wanted to impeach Bill, for perjury).

Bob's not a bad candidate -- after crafting the "Marriage and Family Act" back in the 1990's, he has since come forward and said it was terrible idea, that the federales have no business being involved in defining marriage at all, and written several editorials to that effect, and talked with current folks in Congress on working on a repeal (to deaf ears, alas).

But the main problem is a Libertarian candidate is un-electable, given all sorts of factors. And it really doesn't matter a much about the President, if we keep re-electing the trash already in Congress.

Roberta X said...

I found him to be of dubious and overly-flexible character.