Thursday, October 30, 2008
Fear of Voting
Has-been author of psycho-sexual potboilers, Erica Jong, predicts “blood in the streets” if Obama loses.
Could be. Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a certain amount of bloodletting even if he wins; no doubt there are more than a few of his friskier supporters who will consider that they’re on the right side of a revolution that has been permanently won, and will view his victory as a green light to strut and bully and generally raise hell. But “civil war”? Who’s going to be in charge on the Left? Keith Olberman? Chris “Tingle Legs” Mathews? How about Colin Powell; he’s got some military experience. Or maybe Chris Buckley will bring us to our knees with his lethal irony bombs.
If Obama does lose, and if there is violence, you know who I’m going to hold responsible (in addition to the individuals who commit it)? The mainstream media, that’s who. They’ve done nothing but frame Obama’s victory as an inevitability, helping to whip up unreasonable expectations to such an extent that a loss would be seen as yet another election “stolen” by Republicans.
I devoutly hope that there won’t be any violence; but if there is, my motto will be that of Jeff Bailey (Robert Mitchum) in Out of the Past, who, when the femme fatale says, “Jeff, I don’t want to die!”, responds, “Neither do I, baby, but if I have to, I wanna die last.”
(H/T: Cold Fury)
Update: Priceless take on Christopher Buckley's apostasy by Iowahawk.
Update II: Of course, not all media outlets are in the tank for Barrie; for example, the ones that are getting kicked off of his campaign plane.
Update III: John at Wuzzadem is back, better than ever!