Thursday, March 29, 2012

Another Sign Of The Fall: American Spectator Edition

The American Spectator is a rag that is mostly devoted to supporting the Republican Party, if the "news" items it keeps e-mailing to me are any indication, at least. Still, every once in a while, someone writes something there that actually makes sense. This morning's flash by William Tucker is an example:
Personally, I can't wait until Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum get offstage so we can start running a Presidential campaign that isn't based on trying to alienate the vast majority of Americans over irrelevant issues.

I'm referring of course to the Trayvon Martin case, where Newt and several other conservative loudmouths have managed to take a case that had absolutely nothing at all to do with Republicans and turn it into another brouhaha where the GOP are the bad guys.

Count Me Out On Trayvon Martin
He goes on to note that if Gingrich in particular hadn't decided to put his foot in his mouth on the issue, it would probably have remained another tragic example of what happens when the system fails to protect someone. Instead, it's something that just about everyone is paying attention to, despite the uncertainties that aren't likely to be addressed until at least the grand jury inquest that will start in a couple of weeks.

Plus, of course, this has been yet another example of how, even though the Democrats seem to be determined to hand the White House and Congress back to the GOP, the latter just can't help but embarrass themselves. For those of us who don't particularly care which group of authority-worshiping morons and pants-pissing accessories happen to install their corporate whore in the White House, it's another troubling sign that we really have no leadership worthy of the name in our political parties. It would be one thing of Gingrich, Romney, and Santorum were eccentrics no one paid any attention to, but that's not the case. Gingrich was the Speaker of the House at one time, a position of considerable power for those who choose to exercise it. Yet he seems unable to restrain himself from saying the stupidest things imaginable, even to his fellow conservatives. Romney's a two-faced corporate whore, the pale mirror image of the current President, and he's their front runner. The less said about Mr. Unfortunate Google Result the better.

Progressives have only themselves to blame for the lack of appealing choices, as far as I'm concerned. They've demonstrated over and over that they will vote Democratic, no matter how bad that choice might be. As long as they do, we aren't going to like the offerings of the two parties any better than we do this time.


2 comments:

Dusty,Hells most vocal Bitch said...

Progressives have only themselves to blame for the lack of appealing choices, as far as I'm concerned. They've demonstrated over and over that they will vote Democratic, no matter how bad that choice might be. As long as they do, we aren't going to like the offerings of the two parties any better than we do this time. Spot-fucking-on analysis dude. I am so sick of the Dim's, yes I said Dims, that I would puke if I could.

Cujo359 said...

Thank you, Dusty. I sometimes wonder if I'm talking to the air when write things like that.