While the country pants at the second coming of FDR or JFK, the GOP still seethes over the election and the unfair media coverage and attacks by the liberal journalists and pundits. The aftermath reality to me seems to indicate the failure of eight years of decider~ism, constitutional negligence, Vietnam flashback syndrome and mostly the "business as usual rhetoric" which came out of the McCain/Palin camp.Why wouldn't the GOP create the illusion of dissatisfaction and the illusion of reformation long before the pile hit the fan. Did they just fall asleep throughout the last four years in which every decision and every move made by the Bush Admin. was a railroad spike in the coffin of the party? Did they not see the Elephant death march? Were they not aware of the disappearance of Dick Cheney and Karl Rove for the last year? How could they miss the collective actions of inaction to the problems looming? Were they too busy managing their portfolios and feathering their nests through 2004 and just oblivious to the Bush spending spree?
When McCain and Palin formed their tar and feather relationship, was there any science to the plan for a serious campaign or was it a chance to test a possible presidential election win based upon a movie type script of just being so absurd it seemed right? Americans generally are unique, brave, and like the exploration and element of risk in life, but this package was just too mysterious to put under their XMAS tree.
We are bright enough as a nation to realize that the world is cyclical, change is inevitable, and balance is required. Conservatism and liberalism fluctuate through our history and the need for balance is required. Eight years of George Bush was a most enlightening look into what damage Neo-Conservatism presents when engaged in the greedy and unrestrained pursuit of wealth and power in a Global Marketing system gone wild.Governor Palin represents the Best of Neo-Conservatism (which I loathe) along with the best traits of the "ugly American" (which I abhor) and presents it in the traditional (F)oxymoronic way.
For centuries we have been a country of immigrants and we still don't get it. If indeed, America is supposed to lead the world, then understanding Islam, Judaism, Hindu and Buddhist religions and cultures is the prime requisite to move this country forward. It was clear from day one that Brett and Bart Maverick had no business in leading the world. Alaska still represents the last of the 'Wild West' mentality. I've had enough northern exposure to last a lifetime.On the other hand, the Democratic revelry was equally disturbing to me. As a huge critic of the Clinton legacy of WTO and other shenanigans perpetrated by the 'Rhodes Rogue,' the idea of a Clinton-esque cabinet was confirmed to me recently. It will provide a balance of eight years of Bush Politics to move the Warmonger Corporatist Agenda to a staggering budget deficit with the illegal Iraqi invasion leading the way to a return to a domestic welfare state bureaucracy and bailout balloon that may likely sink the ship for good.
The framework for the constitution was done in a hundred days. Today, our representatives cannot get a bill through Congress and resolute in a thousand days. The framework was clear, rigid and direct in its powers and limitations. For fifty years I have seen the rigid Constitution bend, the clarity of its intent to limit power compromised time and time again. The direction of its wisdom put into the hands of drunk drivers. These perpetrators clearly possess one thing only. Wealth, and the desire for wealth. This is a high stakes game of Monopoly by the elites and world bankers who have structured the plan carefully to guarantee middle class America a spot on Baltic Avenue or Jail. They have taken control of the bank, bankrupted it and have put the taxpayers "all in" in this current poker game.
The time for Nader or Paul was twenty years ago. The only thing we can look forward to now is a depression and years of hardship. Obama, will indeed find himself in the position of FDR. What could he do to brand his legacy? I have a few ideas. Investigate and prosecute the administration for the lies and cover-up in the Iraqi affair, close the executive privilege and pardon privilege for any government official convicted or under investigation. He should return to congressional oversight and lobby reforms to eliminate the dismantling of America by special interests outside of homeland boundaries. Without this effort I must assume the Dobbs philosophy of two wings of the same dirty bird.