Monday, September 8, 2008

The Backfire Heard ‘Round the World

Many others – Ace, Hot Air, Michelle Malkin, etc., etc. – have done the heavy lifting, but I’ll add my two cents on the subject, anyway.

You’d think that once – just once – the headhunters residing in the leftist fever swamps would get it right, if only by accident. But they don’t, and (thank God) they probably never will.

You can’t go running around slandering candidates for high office and jibbering like rabid chimps and hurling your own feces and expect the American people to line up behind your banner. You can’t attack politicians’ children, demonize their (perfectly normal) religious and political beliefs, and create smears out of whole cloth and hope that the American people are going to jettison their sense of fair play. And you can’t inflate an empty suit and blithely assume that the American people aren’t going to see that the clothes have no emperor. Not. Going. To work.

But keep it up, guys. In your own perverse way, you’re insuring that Republicans will effectively wind up with a 99-year lease on the White House.

9 comments:

RebeccaH said...

And you can’t inflate an empty suit and blithely assume that the American people aren’t going to see that the clothes have no emperor.

Absolutely brilliant, Paco!

kc said...

Ditto what Rebecca said -- the clothes have no emperor -- could only be written by a genius. Maybe you should buy a lottery ticket, cuz you are SO on target tonight, it's almost spooky.

Paco said...

Thankee, Rebecca, KC. I get off a good 'un ever' now an' then, I reckon.

peter said...

should "swaps" be "swamps"?

nice point - seems the media is just catching on, with both the times and post putting a couple of "nicish" articles about her. must have hurt!!

xac said...

I must say though that American politics does continually throw up suprises. I try and keep up with politically correct positions only to learn courtesy of Bill Clinton that you get one free grope and that the whole power imbalance thing doesn't apply to the President of the US and an intern.

I had been similarly mistaken in my view that whether women work after having children is entirely their own affair. Apparently there are some circumstances, such as being a republican governor running for VP, which mean that women are better off at home with the kids.

Any that I've missed?

lotocoti said...

And you can’t inflate an empty suit and blithely assume that the American people aren’t going to see that the clothes have no emperor.
Even today, a journalist I've known for twenty years couldn't accept that people might judge The Omighty by the content of his character, not the colour of his skin.

Minicapt said...

A song for 4 Nov 08? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnerVvLPUTE

Paco said...

Peter: Fixed! Thanks.

lge said...

"The clothes have no emperor." -- Oh Lord, that's choice! As they say in Brooklyn, that's really cherce!