Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Round Two

Benghazi,  a house afire...

Well, I guess we're in for another low- level- intelligence, americanized infotainment version of "debate" tonight. Too bad Obama doesn't have Sam and CJ and Josh to coach him through. You gotta wonder, if the president's people decided to "let Obama be Obama", what would that even mean? How does the guy hope to counter Romney's slippery slimey fishness with more witless commentary that hasn't an ounce of fight in it? Would a little righteous indignation kill him?  Is he really that worried about lookin like an angry niggah? Jesus, there's plenty to be furious about, isn't there?

Anyway, today someone at The Atlantic suggests everyone read this before they subject themselves to whatever criticisms the right is gonna throw at the O admin re the Benghazi disaster during the town hall torture tonight. I have to say, it reads like an high action screenplay, riveting all the more cause it actually happened, and if Obama has a brain in his head he'll mention FIRST the bravery of the security folks at the Benghazi compound and slam Romney for trying to capitalize on their noble failure to hold the fort.  Then he'll remind the Romryan morons that it isn't the JOB of security forces at US embassies to protect personnel but to "hold the fort".

You know, if back in '69 you'd a told me I'd someday long for the ball breaking political savvy of Lyndon Johnson I'd a called you demented.

LBJ, the old man with his long hair and his pack of beagles. Would that he'd come back from the dead and kick a little ass.  He'd make mincemeat of both Harry Reid and Boehner in one go. Set those boys down, as they say.

And you can bet he'd have him a nice bourbon and branch and a smoke before going on stage.
stay loose....

If you're watching the town hall debate tonight, follow along with the Dems' truth team fact checker simultaneously here.

I wish Elle Woods was the questioner. she wouldn't let Mitt get away with shit.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Decision 2012? What Decision?

What's to decide? Whether 'tis nobler in the mind.... nonono. That's not it.

Oh yeah, it's an election year! And anyone who happened to stumble on PBS' smug little fact- deprived fest The Choice 2012 last night might wonder what all the fuss was about. See, the frustrating thing about Frontline programs for me is that they always just miss the mark and end up doing more harm than good.

To wit... let's say I'm one of those crucial "undecided voters" watching the program last night.  (I know, never happen, right? Like I've ever been undecided about politics in my life! And damn them anyway, undecided folks who can't be bothered to pay attention to their own country's politics but one month out of every four years, then they wonder how in hell everything went to pieces in the interim! screw 'em!)

But let's just say I'm one of them for the moment. Okay, here's my mindset: I'm gonna feel all patriotic and informed and openminded for a change and watch this 2 hour PBS show about the two presidential candidates even though I know PBS is so lefty and all. But I'm smart, I can see through the propaganda. And I like Mr. Rogers.

So I watch the show. Let me first say that prior to this I (the undecided voter) was leaning toward voting for Obama again, I mean, I wanted to be hopeful last time, and so voted for him then, but, geez, what has he done for me lately? So I'll check Romney out, he looks so clean cut and all, and well... he is white. But I'm not racist or anything. I mean I did vote for O last time, but when's the guy gonna grow a pair? Maybe havin a Black guy in a White House isn't cool! Who am I to say?

So I watch the show and am shocked, just shocked, at how lame Obama comes off, and seems to have been, all his life. He's kinda.... well.... effeminate, too loose, one of those people pleaser types.  Just kinda lame lame lame, lying around Hawaii getting high and all, kinda too cool, almost smug looking, ya know? Not grateful for the privileges he was given, going to Occidental and Harvard and all? There's somethin kinda off putting about the way he keeps tryin to act so white - but black when it suits him. Like he's not sure which he is. Anyway, thing is, according to the show, he hasn't done much, not really, seems like he just wants to run things, be the big kahuna all the time, but doesn't get much done. Never made any money really, he comes off as a player tryin to be a hero. (I don't mean  "uppity nigger" or anything, just ... you know, seems a bit lazy. Too much Talk, not enough Do. He's hardly ever on the news.  What does he do with his time?)

But Romney! Now there's a man! And it's nice to see a wife who knows her place, just seems right, I can't help it.  (Tho there was that one shot of her lookin pretty tough when that reporter asked too many questions, but not like Michele can look tough, just, well, kinda unladylike you know? )  Anyway, Romney's accomplished so much! I mean he really knows how to get things done, adjust to the situation and all. And make money doin it! So what if he doesn't like to pay his taxes to the country he's made so much money off of, but hey, he says it's all legal, so why not? So what if he sells cigarettes to teenagers in Russia? Fuck them. I'm sick of waiting for things to get better. My unemployment's runnin out soon and $200 a month in food stamps just isn't enough.

What have the Democrats done for me the last four years anyway? 

We need a real man in charge. Screw it. I'm votin for Romney! Undecided no longer!

(Hmmm..I better check if I'm still registered.  Stop by the town office right after my appointment at Planned Parenthood. Christ,  five weeks late! Good thing they do sliding scale.)

Oh, and for anyone yearning for a Bartlet in the White House, (yeah, only Daily!), Mo Dowd seems to have tapped into that zeit here. God Bless Mo.