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Friday, 1 June 2012

1 June 2012. Crackbrained Rightwing Yahoo Op-Ed is a LOL Gas. Ya Gotta Read It!

It’s so ‘cause I say so! And that’s that!

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Editor’s Foreword:

Get a load of this. I had to paste it all so that you could see the incoherency of the rightwing mind. Do note the juicy contradiction between the title and the first sentence of the piece. It’s a classic illustration of the ignorant incoherence of the present-day GOP. This is the sort of rubbish that Wafflin’ Willy’s base eats up… it does give one an idea of their vacuity and general disconnect with reality. The present Republican Party (as led by King Rush and Queen Ann) is NOT the party of Abraham Lincoln, Jake Javits, Teddy Roosevelt, Nelson Rockefeller, Ike Eisenhower, or Gerald Ford. The following rubbish is proof of that. Read on, and be enlightened (as to the fatuity of present-day “conservatives”)…

BMD

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No More Democratic Presidents If Obama Defeated?

Ed Schultz, the radio talker and MSNBC host, is worried that if President Obama is re-elected, there will never be another Democratic president ever again, according to Newsbusters. Or, at least, he says, for a “long, long, long, long, long time”. Mind, the immediate future does look bleak. It looks like the recall election in Wisconsin is going down in flames, according to the latest poll quoted on Hot Air. Rasmussen has the president and Mitt Romney pretty much neck and neck. Noting that a liberal media talker is in full fledged panic mode elicits a certain amount of schadenfreude, the nice feeling one gets at the unhappiness of others. It doesn’t… yet… cause a great deal of jubilation. One notes that while all the trendlines point toward an Obama defeat in November, it’s late May as of this writing. No Democratic president ever again? Seriously? Be still my heart.

While one has the temptation to respond, “In your face!” to the guy who once called Laura Ingraham a “slut”, one instead has to laugh at the kind of depression that would cause a liberal to imagine no more Democratic presidents. There are no conservatives one knows who are so adrift from reality to suggest such a golden age. At most, righties dream of the Democrats being in the wilderness for a sufficient time to reform themselves and to gain some kind of responsibility, If they can just leave behind their love of socialism at home and appeasement abroad, then an occasional Democrat in the White House would be at least tolerable. In any case, a two-party system is useful as the spirit of competition keeps (in theory, at least) both the Republicans and Democrats from viewing being in office as an entitlement. To be sure, reality is often different, especially in gerrymandered congressional districts. However, a monopoly of one party or another in power is not healthy for democracy.

Of course, one could dream of the Democrats going the way of the Whigs and being replaced by, say, the libertarians. A libertarian/conservative divide would suggest a national consensus for small government and low taxes, with other issues being fought over. Liberalism would be cast into the outer darkness of fringe politics, never to threaten the country again. As for Schultz’s prediction, it might be useful to put it in a campaign ad.

31 May 2012

Mark Whittington

Yahoo Contributor Network

http://news.yahoo.com/no-more-democratic-presidents-obama-defeated-210400081.html

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Editor’s Afterword:

Just what was the point of it all… that there’s going to be no more Democratic presidents if Obama’s defeated, or, is it that there’s going to be no more Democratic presidents if Obama’s re-elected? Yet, this incoherency’s useful. It shows you the mental level of the Republican base… not much at all. It also shows their abysmal ignorance of foreign politics… in most elections lately, Neoliberals (“conservatives”) have crashed in defeat. Indeed, SOCIALISTS have whipped them. In the Russian elections, VVP had to tack leftwards, to shore up the social safety net, in order to win. In the French elections, the American lickspittle Sarkozy went under. In the Slovak elections, leftists took over from a “conservative” Neoliberal government. In Lithuania, President Grybauskaitė (a former commie who’s never forgotten her working-class roots) emphasised the need to combat the financial troubles by protecting those with the lowest incomes (not exactly Wafflin’ Willy’s main priority, is it?), and she also revealed the truth about American torture facilities… which the GOP (and the present author above, no doubt) smiles at. In the Serbian election, a nationalist whipped the Neoliberal candidate. In the Greek elections (which are still in  progress), the latest polls show SYRIZA in the lead (and the mainstream media’s silent… I wonder why). If that wasn’t all, the Left won big in the local elections in the UK and the German state elections (here, here, and here) didn’t give encouragement to the pro-corporate scummers there. In short, all around the world, the trend is LEFT.

However, do read the rightwing media from time to time, for three reasons:

  • It’ll keep you up to speed on what they’re doing… “Know Thy Enemy”
  • It’ll enable you to counter their feeble and vacuous arguments
  • Lastly, and most importantly, they’re a barrel of laughs! The ignorance and boobosity illustrated in their writing will keep you on the straight-and-narrow… they truly are that greedy and grasping, and they DO expect praise for it!

Pass the jug… the world’s still the same colourful sinful-ginful place it was yesterday…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Friday 1 June 2012

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