President Obama has been in office for eleven days, and already the Republican noise machine is gearing up to pin everything that ails the country on him. For instance, did you know that Mr. Obama is solely responsible for selling off our country to Asia? This re-writing of history practically as it unfolds… It's mind-boggIing, and ultimately a complete waste of a creditable amount of creativity and wiliness that could be put to a much more positive use, given the mess we're in. I fail to understand how it's going to accomplish anything in the way of solving the problems, regardless of who created them. But politics is not about solving problems, advancing human society, or serving the public. It's about pinning as much blame as possible on the party in power, when it is not YOUR party…the better to position your party to regain power next time around.
Aren't we all sick to death of this?
Earlier this week, Rush Limbaugh, the standard-bearer for the right-wingnut crybabies, made the "outrageous" declaration that he hopes Mr. Obama fails. As if that is a surprise.
So I've dreamed up a little fantasy back and forth between Rush and me …
Were the liberals out there hoping Bush succeeded or were they out there trying to destroy him before he was even inaugurated? (We did not destroy Bush, Rush. He did that all by himself.)
Why do we have to play the game by their rules? (Those are NOT our rules. They're yours. Go back in history to 1992 and take a look at how YOU hounded Bill Clinton from day one.)
Why do we have to accept the premise here that because of the historical nature of [Obama's] presidency, that we want him to succeed? (Because if he doesn't succeed, you dipshit, this whole country is going down the toilet. Not you, of course. YOU won't have to worry about not having a job. You will continue to sit in your antiseptic, Republican-funded ivory tower and disseminate malignant misinformation when what people desperately need is hope and hard answers to hard questions. )
This is affirmative action, if we do that. (There it is! "Affirmative Action!" A buzz-term designed to get the good ole boys all riled up… I mean, "activate the base." We knew one of those would sneak in here somewhere.)
We want to promote failure, we want to promote incompetence, we want to stand by and not object to what he's doing simply because of the color of his skin? (Of course not! We only promote failure and incompetence based on party affiliation…)
…We're talking about my country, the United States of America, my nieces, my nephews, your kids, your grandkids. Why in the world do we want to saddle them with more liberalism and socialism? Why would I want to do that? (Dear god…we can't have our kids learning tolerance, patience, self-control..or—god forbid—how to form a coherent sentence…)
So I can answer it, four words, "I hope he fails." And that would be the most outrageous thing anybody in this climate could say. (Outrageous? Not for you, Rush. You passed "outrageous" decades ago. Stupid? Seditious? Possibly even treasonous? Wait…I forgot. That flag-waving stuff is only valid when YOUR guy holds the office.)
Enough, dammit. Enough already.