Friday, June 6, 2008

The Immaculate Deception (Or, How Much is That Dogma in the Window?)

1) We are asked to believe that his rapid ascent up the career ladder in the sordid world of Illinois state politics, assisted by crooks, traitors and religious fanatics, has given Obama a genuine appreciation for the values and traditions that have made America a great nation;

2) We are asked to believe that the election of an African-American to the presidency is an act of such epochal significance and symbolic importance that it trumps the manifest incapacity of this particular African-American to effectively and prudently carry out the duties of the highest office in the land;

3) We are asked to believe that the personal and professional associations of a lifetime have had no effect at all on the formation of Obama’s worldview;

4) We are asked to believe that legitimate criticisms leveled against him by his chief rival and her supporters in the Democratic party are “distractions” from the “issues”, and should not detain us from clearing the way for his triumphal march to the White House;

5) We are asked to believe that his numerous gaffes on the campaign trail are not warning signs of ignorance and incompetence, but irrelevant and even somewhat endearing indications of his authenticity as a new, and better, breed of politician;

6) We are asked to believe that “hope and change” are not mere rhetorical tinsel, but the foundation of a practical political philosophy;

Well, Mr. Paco gratefully acknowledges this invitation to a Kool-Aid tasting party, but must, unfortunately, send his regrets.


RebeccaH said...

Mrs. H also respectfully declines.


Skeeter said...

Paco,at least your nation can still avoid the disaster.
Spare a thought for my country, where we are already six months into our new regime of floundering fools.
Our Leader, having achieved his first target of becoming Prime Minister of the most prosperous nation in the region, is now working on the next step in his career path.
His latest madness is to lead resource-rich Australia towards an "Asian Union" based on the European Union model.
He no doubt assumes that his fluency in Mandarin will gain him a high position in the new Asian parliament.

Paco said...

Skeeter: Well, I guess a feller's got to look out for his old age.

Seriously, though, what a thoroughly bad idea. Give up your economic sovereignty for a junior partner position in China, Inc.? Sounds pretty barmy.

the_real_jeffs said...

I stopped drinking Kool Aid long ago. Thank goodness!

SwampWoman said...

Ms. S here knows a purveyor of snake oil when she sees him.

/And I ain't talkin' 'bout Paco.

Paco said...

RJ: It is evident from your solid common sense that you moved on to "the man's brand" a long time ago!

Swamp woman: You're right, ma'am; our snake oil ain't really got no snake in it.

Minicapt said...

Ain't no oil, neither.

And cheap rye whiskey goes well with Kool-Aid.


Wimpy Canadian said...

You have it down pat, Mr. Pacosahn.

The Obamessiah is running on his race, and will criticize as racist anyone who opposes him.

He is just an empty suite stooge of the traditional Democratic Party - Chicago Unions and Bostonian Patricians.

Wimpy Canadian said...

ooops, typo.

That was supposed to be: