21st Century Partisanship

The national coalition of misanthropes which is making war on me and mine clearly believes that honesty is a form of mental retardation. Unfortunately, liberal luminaries like Barack Obama, the Clinton dynasty, Rahm Emanuel, Jamie Dimon, and a glittering host of others in the Democratic Party and its affiliates seem to share that belief. They aren’t my allies. At best they’re placeholders; at worst, they’re part of the enemy’s baggage train.

As many of our disgruntled and downtrodden have already observed, this makes partisanship in the new American century something of a bore — when it isn’t downright dangerous to our future health, well-being and sanity.

So when I call you, and urge you to vote for President Obama next year — which it seems very likely I’ll feel compelled to do — please do consider the subtext.

4 thoughts on “21st Century Partisanship

  1. Daniel February 11, 2011 / 6:58 pm

    You should use this post as your script when asking for those votes. It will probably actually capture their attention in a way that the usual “please vote for Obama, he’s dreamy!” call wouldn’t.

    At least it would be entertaining, but who knows, some of them might actually learn something.

    • William Timberman February 11, 2011 / 9:33 pm

      What I try to do is help the decent people in my local Democratic Party organization hold the line against the violent lunacy here in AZ. If there were a chance of doing more than that, I’d jump at it, but like the man said, you go to war with the army you have.

      I try to take a lesson from the survivors of the old Soviet Union, and the generations who kept on keepin’ on until the Civil Rights Movement became a force that simply had to be reckoned with. You do what you can when you can, and what you have to when you have to, but you never forget the difference between right and wrong, and you never, ever give up before you even get started.

      I’m conflicted, I admit it, but it does help to know that I’m not the first.

    • David Kaib February 12, 2011 / 9:01 pm

      “Please vote for Obama, he’s dreamy!” is so 2008. Next time around, it will be “greatest president since FDR (at least).”

      If only our politics could be slightly less president centered.

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