Friday, January 14, 2011
Republican Dogs Eviscerate Paradigm Shift!
I knew long before it was published that conservatives, Evangelicals, Republicans, and yes, even Republican dogs would want to rip my left wing manifesto to shreds after reading even a single random paragraph of it, but I never expected it to happen so soon!
(Photo courtesy Dr. Al Past, whose dogs were guarding his abode when the mailman arrived with a package from Amazon containing Paradigm Shift: The Palin Matrix.)
Patrick at Palingates wrote one of his most pertinent posts yesterday about America being at a crossroads, a central point in what I often call The Second Civil War. My reply to his post can be summarized by saying that of course I would like every intelligent American to read my book covering the subject in detail, from the birth of our nation to the death of Elizabeth Edwards, but there is an even deeper motive. America needs to extricate itself from the clutches of the many Republican dogs from Sarah Palin to Newt Gingrich to Rush Limbaugh, and to effect a divorce between Wall Street and the Evangelicals. In my mind there is absolutely no question that this marriage is the source of the madness that has infected our once compassionate, democratic nation. Christians have become an evil force in American society. I know that sounds crass and ridiculous, but over the past decades of our lives, this backwards concept has become increasingly true. How much selfish greed and lack of compassion for those less fortunate than themselves is too much? Modern Evangelicals do not seem to be able to answer this question without some sort of violently verbal attack on the person asking.
For the first time in nearly three years, the official skeptical curmudgeon here is about ready to breathe a sigh of relief. What SP has done to herself in the past week has been satisfyingly laughable. She has brought out the intelligence of even Joe Scarborough and Jack Cafferty. She has made previous supporters question whatever they might have once thought was between her ears other than air. What I want to know is exactly how much Rupert and Roger knew about that video tape prior to airing it at Fox! The scariest thing about Sarah to me has always been that her handlers could at any time choose to soften her image and make her appear to be more moderate and intelligent. This is precisely what has not happened these last few days. I am not sure I am ready yet to state the case as emphatically as Scarborough or Cafferty, or even Gryphen, but the ladies and gentlemen of voting age who I call the Lou Dobbs Independents are never going to be able to forget the face of nine-year-old Christina Taylor Green.
The Republican dogs have shredded their own manifesto this time. They should have quit while they were ahead. As the pundits have always said, the rabid bases may win primaries, but the massive horde of Independents selects the winner in most general elections. I don't think Palin could be elected Wasilla Muttcatcher at this point, at least not in Alaska. One of the basic tenets of all con artists is to keep moving before the marks catch on, and I think Alaskans have had quite enough of Caribou Barbie. The next questions will concern Arizona. Will Bristle run for Mayor of Maricopa to match the bragging rights of future Mayor Levi Johnston? Will Sarah Palin crawl into a desert hole somewhere and gnaw on a bone and growl to herself until her personal Dr. Frankenstein answers to His Satanic Majesty's Request?