Tuesday, November 08, 2011
NEWS FLASH: Conservatives
Still Dumb as Ron PaulRocks.
LONH: Light on, nobody home.
Also called: Tea Party Passion.
DIDN'T THINK YOU'D BE MISLED. Sorry. I never really thought Herman Cain would be the nominee. I apologize to everyone who thought he would. My assumption was that a stone amateur politician wouldn't be exactly what America was looking for in 2012. If you thought otherwise, I'd like to apologize, but I can't. You're a fucking idiot. We've had an amateur in office for three years now. It's going to take us a decade or more to get out from under what he's already done. Yes, it's fun to play with the idea of the oddball hero. I love the movies where the hang-glider stewardess lands the 747 so she can go home to her fatherless infant son, BUT... that's just the movies. Amateurs don't win the U.S. Open, and they don't parachute in from nowhere to run the most complicated organization in the history of life on earth. Sorry. Cincinnatus is just a Roman fable, and our modern version of it -- William Tecumseh Sherman -- is still the most relevant lesson you Paulistas and Randians need to learn from.
The other morning, one of the weekend doofuses on Fox & Friends -- Jeff Briggs, if you're counting -- was all bent out of shape about the Cain-Gingrich "debate." He was actually offended, all het up about the fact that the two agreed more than they disagreed, as if Gingrich should have taken down the 9-9-9 plan and then what? Made life easier for Romney? Why was Briggs so fired up? Because he's a nincompoop. Gingrich played the opportunity flawlessly. He didn't have to attack Cain to prove he was smarter and more credible. He does that everywhere he goes by just showing up.
Some uncomfortable facts. Cain is done. If he isn't, he should be. And the longer you postpone the inevitable, the worse our prospects get. If you're serious about getting rid of Obama, you have to start listening to the the smart ones, and there are only a few of them: Charles Krauthammer, Thomas Sowell, Jonah Goldberg, Mark Steyn, George Will, and (obviously) me.
Oh. One more. Andrew Klavan. He's every bit as smart as the rest:
So the double standard continues with Cain. Not only have the reliably left wing news sites like ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN been acting as if this were the story of the decade, but right wing sites like Fox and our own PJMedia have added fuel to the fire, eagerly tracking down more details. You can be sure that will keep happening as the story proceeds. And if Cain turns out to be guilty, you won’t be hearing any excuses for him here.
And yes, it’s unfair. But there’s a reason it’s unfair—a reason it should be unfair. There’s a reason we right wingers vet our candidates while the left adulates theirs, a reason we condemn our miscreants while the left elevates theirs, a reason our news outlets cover stories that the left covers up.
The reason is: we’re the good guys. We have to do what’s right. The left doesn’t. Sorry, but that’s the way it works. It’s the price you pay for defending what’s true and good, the price of holding yourself to a high moral standard. Our politicians have to be better than their politicians. Our journalists have to be more honest. Even our protesters have to behave with decorum and decency—and still suffer being slandered—while theirs can act like animals and commit acts of violence and lawlessness and spew anti-semitic filth and still find themselves excused and glorified.
I'll make a couple of quick points before closing this post. Last time, wooing the independents didn't matter. They were all going to vote Obama regardless. What convictionless clowns do. This time, the independents do matter. Yes, Romney is going to be the nominee. Bad? Up to a point. As president, he'd be better than Obama. The purpose of the debates and the primary process is to drive Romney farther right than he would go otherwise. Which is not a waste of time. Democrats can dispense with their campaign promises the moment they're sworn in. Republicans can't. If Romney promises to be the new Coolidge, he probably will be. That's the best thing about Mormons. Dull as they are, they do what they're told.
Not happy about Romney coasting to the nomination? Get behind Gingrich. He'll force Romney to make specific commitments. He'll force Romney to issue real plans and legislative promises. And if Romney suddenly somehow blows up, Gingrich isn't the worst of all possible worlds. Sure he's a shit with a trophy wife and a dead-of-cancer wife, but... Bill Clinton? Anybody? And we already know that about Gingrich. He ain't Mother Theresa. But neither are most people who run for president, including the skinny, lying little self-obsessed shit sitting in the Oval Office right now. It would be the ultimate treat to see Newt debate Obama. I'm thinking it's O-person's worst nightmare. He's gone nearly 50 years without having to be on his own in a mano a mano confrontation with a guy who's twice as smart as he is.
I'd pay cash money to see that happen. At my age, that's as close to heaven as I can imagine -- Obama throwing up in the men's room while his Bill-Russell wife lashes him back to the podium.
"Be a man, Barry!"
However that scenario turns out, it's a win. (Extra credit for Barry's response as he's wiping the puke off that Mussolini jaw....)
Bottom line. Are we clear yet that Cain is done? Of course not. I await the inevitable tide of Cain supporters and Paulistas who desperately want to lose this election for the greater good.
Proceed. Just don't comment to that effect unless you're as dumb as a fucking rock. Do we understand one another? Good. Feel free. What the First Amendment is all about.