B/C: Dear American Republican Wankers
I thought the "Republican" part was understood when one says "American wankers."Uh oh...maybe not. While I was at Sadly, No!, I read the following from liberalicious Ezra Klein:Obama’s finest speeches do not excite. They do not inform. They don’t even really inspire. They elevate. They enmesh you in a grander moment, as if history has stopped flowing passively by, and, just for an instant, contracted around you, made you aware of its presence, and your role in it. He is not the Word made flesh, but the triumph of word over flesh, over color, over despair. The other great leaders I’ve heard guide us towards a better politics, but Obama is, at his best, able to call us back to our highest selves, to the place where America exists as a glittering ideal, and where we, its honored inhabitants, seem capable of achieving it, and thus of sharing in its meaning and transcendence.That's pretty wankerific. Already, the wingnuts are having a field day.Someone throw a bucket of cold water on Klein and other liberals like him, or they'll screw it up for everyone else...again.
He who laughs last, laughs the loudest.Three decades later, and along comes Mike Huckabee. Same moral pretentiousness, same gullibility on foreign affairs, only-slightly-less toothy idiot’s grin. Then you so-called Republicans took a look at Carter’s clone and said, “That’s our man, too!”Bush's clone, perhaps. He got elected.
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