Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Funny Vibe

Not sure if this guy is auditioning for Dennis Miller's next failure or just keeping the irons in the fire while he polishes his spec script for An American Carol 2: Michael Moore is Reeeaaaalllly Fuckin' Fat, but the wink-but-not-really column name of "People's Weekly Brief" is a nice touch. It alludes to the borderline fascism masquerading as authoritarian populism that permeates so much professional conservatard discourse, satirical and otherwise.

We had our senior mailbag analyst review the responses and separate them into bins marked “It’s all Bush’s fault” and “Everybody’s to blame.” This is how high-level research and statistical analysis are done.

In a surprise twist, not a single answer fell in the category of “It’s all Bush’s fault.” Apparently the mantra currently being chanted by the Obama campaign about how this is all the result of Bush (don’t forget to mention McCain in the same breath per Obama Field Manual, section 7, page 124, paragraph b) hasn’t taken hold with everyone just yet.

Imagine that. Nobody reading the Fixed Noise website was willing to blame Bush. Shocking, really. Of course, seeing as how the Dow dropped precipitously while Bush spoke today and yesterday, maybe the vaunted free market knows something these guys don't. And while maybe Bush doesn't bear 100% of the blame, the fact is that this implosion has been brewing for a long time, and he's done jack shit. Bernanke and Paulson are his appointees, so yeah, he's responsible for their actions and decisions.

Most of the rest of it is lame attempts at press conference humor. Oh the media is in the tank for Obama, blah blah blah. Right, because that two-week honeymoon they gave Klondike Barbie didn't count, even though she squandered it with her utter cluelessness. Maybe when they go home for the day these clowns are able to admit to themselves that their candidate is an empty, irritable husk who stands for nothing, has no plan, no ideas, and is just going to continue Li'l Lord Pissypants' reign of fuckuppery.

But let's play the game and see what happens at the Dolchstosslegende rally. Not quite as cutesy as the Fauxbama scenario.

"I was reading my copy of the New York Times the other day," she said.

"Booooo!" replied the crowd.

"I knew you guys would react that way, okay," she continued. "So I was reading the New York Times and I was really interested to read about Barack's friends from Chicago."

It was time to revive the allegation, made over the weekend, that Obama "pals around" with terrorists, in this case Bill Ayers, late of the Weather Underground. Many independent observers say Palin's allegations are a stretch; Obama served on a Chicago charitable board with Ayers, now an education professor, and has condemned his past activities.

"Now it turns out, one of his earliest supporters is a man named Bill Ayers," Palin said.

"Boooo!" said the crowd.

"And, according to the New York Times, he was a domestic terrorist and part of a group that, quote, 'launched a campaign of bombings that would target the Pentagon and our U.S. Capitol,'" she continued.

"Boooo!" the crowd repeated.

"Kill him!" proposed one man in the audience.

Lovely. There are also instances of people shouting "Terrorist!" at McCain townhalls, and at another Palin rally in Florida, one of the knuckle-draggers in the crowd told a black soundman to "sit down, boy".

At some point respectable conservatives and Republicans, if there are any left, are going to have to address the toxic mess in their midst, or be washed away with them. Smug little playlets about media Obamatons ain't gonna cut it, not when people are losing everything and figuring out how to live on soup and wishful thinking.

1 comment:

Joe Blow said...

"“Carl, Buff Orpington from the London Herald Rebuke… any chance you’re going a bit overboard trying to link McCain to the Bush administration and are you worried the strategy could backfire?"

Why worry? Mr 22% and McDroopy are married at the hip!