Friday, February 08, 2008

Therapeutics 101

This rumination, below, pretty much sums up the electoral process so far - fear of the return of Bill Clinton. Though I have to agree (as I share it!), one still wonders what would happen were Obama to be the dem nominee? The two seminal events that are shaking American Political life to it's very core are these:

1: The 8 years of corruption and decline under the cabal of Bill Clinton with the willing collaboration of the drive by MSM -
2: The following 8 years of the so-called "Bush Derangement Syndrome" - stoked 1st by the Clinton Impeachment and then by the 2000 election recount and the war in Iraq -

These 16 years have torn our body politic to its core, literally uprooting our republican (small "r") heritage and traditions. I truly wish there was a transcendant figure out there now, such as a Reagan or FDR, to bind our wounds. We are left with hoping for the best...T

"My interest is not antipathy to Mitt Romney. I met and liked him. I have no grudge against Mike Huckabee. But I fear, I confess, another eight years of Bill Clinton—never brought home more than by his recent multimillion-dollar glad-handing trip to Kazakhstan to cement a uranium deal for Frank Giustra, who then donated generously to his various foundations"

Bill can’t stop campaigning if he wanted to. He can’t cease talking about himself if he was paid a billion dollars. He can’t stop lusting after the limelight of the White House at any price.

But he can change his approach after almost losing the nomination for his wife and himself. So today’s appearance at a Los Angeles African-American Church saw a reconstituted Bill Clinton as the Reverend Swaggert begging for forgiveness after one of his assorted sins.

Yes, he still talked about his brilliant administration as the chief reason to have his wife continue it. In praising Al Gore he talked of “we”. But now there was no more finger pointing, no more red-faced, cheek-swelling outbursts, and no more flashing eyes and thundering voice...

If Bill before slandered, accused and lectured at poor us who did not appreciate his genius, he now evoked Jesus, as his prophet to politely beg us to vote for him and her. “We all want to be in a gang,” he tearfully stammered to his African-American audience, as he reminded his listeners that he learned about gangs from none other than Maxine Waters—the most prominent Californian African-American to endorse his wife.

One final note. Bill kept talking of “Our government doesn’t————”. Fill in the blanks how we shortchange veterans, blacks, students, the poor, the indebted, the homeowner, and the sick. Aside from whether his accusations are true (most are not), one wonders, are not these so-called pathologies of longer standing than the past seven years? Were there no foreclosures, none without health insurance, no homeless, no racism, no evil whatsoever during his own tenure? Did George Bush alone undo all that Bill Clinton had bequeathed?...

I understand that the base is angry not just because of McCain’s immigration or tax cut heresies, but mostly one of attitude and past pride in opposing conservatives. The complaint then is often that ‘McCain snubbed us once in an unnecessary condescending manner, but kisses up now since he can’t win without us” . Perhaps all that is true. But I would prefer to look to conservatives’ own self-interest—and it is not with Hillary or Barack.

My interest is not antipathy to Mitt Romney. I met and liked him. I have no grudge against Mike Huckabee. But I fear, I confess, another eight years of Bill Clinton—never brought home more than by his recent multimillion-dollar glad-handing trip to Kazakhstan to cement a uranium deal for Frank Giustra, who then donated generously to his various foundations.
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3 Comments:

James said...

We must repond to our situation a adults - not childen - who would let the demogogs(-- c rats) inflict damage on our country - to teach the Republicans a lesson. Did they learn it when we Rejected Dole or Ford. BUT WE MUST take the party out of the control of the country club set again.

Navitor69 said...

Agreed. The important point to reacall is this: everyone always says it took Carter to Get Reagan - but Jimmy Carter was woefully inept at politics. We were lucky in this case. The vastly more likely outcome of such foolishness is what we got when we last threw a temper tantrum: a democrat congress. Or, before that when we rejected the Elder Bush, while flirting with Pat Buchanon, we got Bill Clinton and Ross Perot...and of course, Bob Dole. Live in the present, fellow Republican conservatives!

Allen said...

Frankly, I see no or very little difference between the two dems or McCain. In fact, he scares me at least as much as they do if not more. He reminds me of another 4 years of W and this country cannot stand another 4 years of ineptitude.

His attitude on illegal aliens scares the bejesus out of me. Between giving our securities away to the illegals and practicing political correctness with the Muslims, he has just about bankrupt this country, not to mention his mishandling of the Iraq situation.