Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Funicular? Wilderness Of Mirrors?

I dunno; Federal politics partake of both. Like the funicular (but far less benign), there's a left side and a right side; one's up when the other is down, and they never quite touch in passing (though it's possible to get badly torn up if you get caught in the middle). It travels, but the net motion cancels out.

On the other hand, the amount of mutual dis- and mis-information bandied about makes it generally impossible to be sure of anything but the most banal and inane facts about office-holders and office-seekers. What's true, what's gaslighting, who has his fingers crossed when he says what-- You don't know. You can't know.

Looking at who's running for President -- and who isn't -- I can only conclude the deeper pundits (and perhaps pockets) of both sides have decided the economy is going to tank even worse in the next four years, possibly followed by a nice game of the-center-cannot-hold; the Dems have left a less-than-popular incumbent to take the fall (seriously, have you seen what his own party's Left has to say about the guy?) while the GOP has abandoned the field to a pool of perennial also-rans and perpetual candidates. Other than Mr. Santorum's religious fervor (a bit polarizingly off-kilter for a guy who aims to be President of the entire mixed pot of citizens), the whole bunch of them rate little more interest than "meh."

Their Party seniors can read the wind; what they read, they're not sayin', but what they've left fluttering in the breeze looks more and more like a hurricane flag.

And that's this morning's happy thought. At least I got the link to funiculars in there.


Bubblehead Les. said...

Actually, I believe that the Power Brokers of BOTH sides are Perfectly happy with the Chaos. If things Collapse, the Left gets to trot out their Street Thugs and Storm the Bastille, claiming the Birth of the "New Soviet Man/Woman/LGBT." If the Right gets the Chance, then they break out THEIR Street Thugs, "just so that Law and Order Prevail," and Scudder can come to Power.

Meanwhile, the Rest of Us get to hunker down and hope the Storm doesn't sweep us away.

I'm getting too old for this crap. Think I'll start mounting Scopes on ALL my Long Guns, because I'm too Old to "Run and Gun", and I'm too close to a Major City to Hide. And NEITHER side is willing to leave me alone.

Any room left at Gault's Gulch?

DirtCrashr said...

Funiculars are fun! The Political funicular where our fortunes decline while the politicos rise is rather depressing.

Quizikle said...

Fascinating, no doubt.
Mindlessly, I don't think so