"WHEN FASCISM COMES TO AMERICA IT WILL BE WRAPPED IN THE FLAG
AND CARRYING A CROSS." -SINCLAIR LEWIS

Friday, December 12, 2008

Picture Of The Day

You gotta love these people, for nothing else than the great food and the sheer comedic value that results from their very existence.

6 comments:

Donald Douglas said...

I love Sarah Palin, and I'm backing her all the way for the 2012 nomination.

Where can I get one of those shirts?

one L bill said...

The mall nearest you is guaranteed to have airbrush t-shirt artists who will gladly mock that up for you. I know from experience.

The Original David said...

I'm almost giddy for 2012 now. I can't wait to track the Professor's campaign on behalf of Caribou Barbie.

JBW said...

I agree, TOD; Palin is an empty, winking gift from from a god I don't believe in. This will be like waiting for Christmas to arrive when I was a little kid.

Tim said...

What I love about Donald's distended myopia is this: He expects a reasoned analysis on his political blog, intelligent debate, etc. Yet he will support one of the most empty, incurious vessels I've ever witnessed in my entire life for the highest office in the land.

My main complaint about Palin has always been her utter arrogance to aspire to the presidency. The analogy is simple: Would you have a nurse perform your heart surgery?

That said, I welcome a Palin presidential run. That would be great fun. Far better than poor old McCain.

The Original David said...

More seriously, I'm not a Democrat, so I don't honestly take any delight in the Republican party rallying around someone like Palin. America and the world would be far better served by a vital and thoughtful opposition party. Our system as a whole works against good governance by a single dominant party.

Had the stakes for civil rights in the supreme court not been so high in this particular election, I would have been fully behind McCain. His choice of Palin made it clear why he could not be trusted to be the executive, as he was willing to put the country at serious risk to buy-off the mindless fringe of his party.

Even though he enjoyed the support of fringe elements, such as the Professor and his followers, McCain was never that sort of Republican. Fortunately, Obama is likewise not the far-left Dem that the fringe on both sides hoped/feared. However, without a vital opposition excess and vote buying of the sort that marked the first part of Bush 43's regime is inevitable.

Between the momentum behind some sort of massive stimulus package and the predictable blizzard of regulation there will be many opportunities for blunders rooted in ideological hubris. The neocons don't have a corner on the market for simple answers for simple minds.

If the Republicans purge their intellectual centerists and realists in favor of dopey ideologues like Palin and the usual suspects over at American Power, the next 25 years or so could be very bleak.