Here is an additional bit of possible humorous symbolism: One of the American Heritage Dictionary definitions for the word poll is "to cut off horns," which would mean that the aforementioned website, if they do get financial subsidies direct from Democratic Headquarters, gets a twofer because they do opinion surveys and also clip the horns of the conspiracy theory heretics.
Next question concerns Gibbs assertion that pundits who question Obama's agenda are nuts. Thanks, Mr. Gibbs, this particular columnist will take that as a dare to go into topics and speculation that might cause you some extreme discomfort in the near future.
At this point, we are reminded of one of our friend's brag that the voices he hears in his head have the "call waiting" feature. He isn't a liberal. Maybe he can give us some good column topic suggestions and then you'll know what "crazy" really sounds like.
Yeah, maybe we'll do some warm up pitches with a column that tries to parody what a contemporary bit of punditry would be like if it was written by William S. Porter, aka O. Henry. The fellow was particularly noted for unexpected plot twists. We'll see what we can concoct in the next several days and post it ASAP.
Next we want to address the implication that President Obama is entitled to my loyalty.
During the summer and fall of 2008, when the liberal websites seemed sharply divided into two camps, the Hillary vs. Obama factions, this columnist tried very diligently to sidestep the either-or trap. We studiously avoided telling our readers what they should think. We did assume that the lady frontrunner had a lock on the nomination.
[You want some of my personal opinions? The Stones are a much better rock'n'roll band than the Beatles ever could hope to be. (The Stones have been around for almost 50 years. How long did the Beatle manage to stay together?) The Yankee team from the early Fifties would have (in a hypothetical match up) put the 1927 Yankee team to shame. "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" was a much better film than "Citizen Kane." Duane Eddy was the greatest rock guitarist of them all. Want more? Thorne Smith's novel "The Bishop's Jaegers," even though it is more than 70 years old, is still ahead of its time and too hot to be made into a movie.]
The Republicans seemed to enjoy immensely the Hilary vs. Obama tussle, but if they can step back this fall and just watch the progressive pundits pummel each other continuously right up to the election night broadcasts, they will have an easy job of getting a filibuster/veto proof majority in both the House and maybe even the Senate. Thus, if Jeb Bush is inaugurated in January of 2013, he may have to give Mr. Gibb a shout out of appreciation in his Inaugural Address.
Remember, after the 2004 election was concluded, when President Bush noted in retrospect that the election (rigged?) had been a referendum on the Iran and Afghanistan Wars? Well, (personal opinion alert!) while the Democrats are distracted and divided over the idea that President Obama is functioning as a Judas goat to get Democrats onboard for the war in Afghanistan, waterboarding, and giving the Bush Administration a "get out of jail" card for any pesky possible war crimes trials, the hidden agenda, which will again be announced in retrospect, is that the Republicans consider this fall election to be a referendum on the fate of the Social Security program.
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