Have things changed much at the annual awards ceremony or not?
A grizzled tough old guy in a dimly lit room speaks: "You know what I want . . . what do you say,
Cut to: A very attractive young woman, who looks like the young Lauren Becall, responds: "As a Republican, I support a ban on all abortions with no exceptions. I'm a member of the National Rifle Association and support the concealed carry laws and back the NRA on their support of the Stand your ground laws, I also endorse the use of hollowpoint bullets."
She pats her purse and continues: "If you intend on raping a fellow Republican,
first you might want to tell me the answer to the question asked in the movie
"Apocalypse Now:' "How come you guys sit
on your helmets?"
Cut to: the man who hesitates and then replies: "So we don't get our balls blown off!"
Cut to: She starts to
reach into her purse. "There's another
famous question from another movie: "Do
I feel lucky?' . . . what do you say, baby? . . . if you want this game to
continue . . . just whistle . . . you know how to whistle don't you?"
As "Ride of the Valkyries" plays the announcer does the V.O. (Voice Over): "The American Women's Sharpshooters Team urges all good patriots to vote Republican this fall."
A hip potential rapist, who knows the sources for all those cinematic questions, might also know that sometimes nothing is a real cool hand, but he might not be willing to bet his bippy, let alone his testicals, on what's in the bag and what's not.
If the fictional American Women's Sharpshooters Team were
ever to broadcast this hypothetical advertisement, a good many Republicans
might wonder "Whose side are they on?"
This supposed ad would only use Republican talking points so what's for
them not to like?
Liberals, who strenuously object to the idea of PACs and advertisements run by groups whose funding is a mystery, are unanimous in the idea that it is mandatory to do all the groundwork necessary to get the Citizens' United advantage removed from politics. Could they, simultaneously, use the Judo principle of turning an attacker's strength against himself to confuse and outrage the very people who wanted to expand the freedom of speech concept to include advocacy groups and the people known as corporations?
Obviously the long hard slog to overturn the Supreme Court's
Citizens' United decision will provide leading liberal spokespersons with job
security for years to come and we wish them God's Speed.
In California, proposition 32, is being touted by backers as a remedy for the PAC problems, but many analysts are saying that the measure will give further legal backing to the very practice it is supposed to remedy. Who doesn't think that's a hysterically funny example of using lies to trick voters? Folks outside California can read up on the issue but they should look up both the "for" and "against" arguments. Some critics of the measure say that the proposition will only limit what unions can spend on political ads and not do anything to inconvenience wealthy conservatives who want to buy election results.
The Republicans, who want to prove that they have a sense of
humor that will make people laugh, are also urging wage-earners to donate to a
group that advocates passing the measure that some wags are calling "the
Billionaires' Bill of Rights."