Saturday, October 25, 2008

American Electioneering

Mark Steyn:

According to newspaper reports, polls show that most people believe newspaper reports claiming that most people believe polls showing that most people have read newspaper reports agreeing that polls show he’s going to win.
This isn't just nonsense. It is actually a strategy.
Steyn goes on:
I agree with Thomas Sowell that an Obama-Pelosi supermajority will mark what he calls “a point of no return”. It would not be, as some naysayers scoff, “Jimmy Carter’s second term”, but something far more transformative.
I've been one of those thinking it'll be Jimmy The Second. The more I read, not just about Obama, but about the kinds of tactics the people following in his wake undertake, I am tending to agree with Mark Steyn agreeing with Thomas Sowell. It is just a bit scary.
Peggy Noonan thinks a President Obama will be like the dog who chases the car and finally catches it: Now what?

Ah. They're just a bunch of reactionary conservatives.


Ethan said...

Interesting. But what car are we chasing, and what car will we be catching?

Bruce Gee said...

"But what car are we chasing, and what car will we be catching?"

Doesn't matter. And shouldn't you be in bed?

I have a wild theory that fits with this though. Remember the movie TRADING PLACES? The two corrupt old investors/brothers make a bet that a bum like Eddie Murphy could/couldn't run the company well, that it was "nurture, not nature"? Or vice versa.

My idea is that Barack Obama and William Eyres, over a very excellent six pack of German beer, made a bet, three beers in. The bet was that Obama could fool the populace and win the Demo nomination for president. Six beers in, Obama took the bet. The bet was for a dollar.

Whew. Won the nomination, ding-dong-the-witch-is-dead. Now what???

This time, it is getting serious: how about another bet, agreed to after, say, a large amount of cognac has been consumed?

Naw, that would be too far-fetched.