While it may sound, when first heard, like a vulgar question contrasting 1970s adult film stars, my inquiry, who is Bushiest, deals only with the foreign policy folly we’re about to hear from the politically-conjoined twins that comprise the Jackyderm beast Obomney.
The Barack Obama interested in convincing the nation that what it needs is four more years of his watchful leadership has absolutely zero relation to the junior Senator the Republic elected a few short years ago. The fact that he has governed exactly like the man he replaced is an irony completely lost on his supporters.
Gone are the passionate cries to close Guantánamo, the promises to provide a transparent government, the affirmation that a yet-disastrous economy would result in but a single term, et al., make no difference to those who prefer the letter “D” to “R.”
Proud Democrat Mario Cuomo once stated and wondered, (about Bush the elder) without the slightest flippancy, “President Bush does a lot of things Democrats want done and does them reasonably well; why would you want to beat him?”
If we change a couple names to protect the guilty, and successfully locate a few honest Republicans (I hear there’s one in east Texas) we might hear a very similar question. The fact that these two candidates, much like McCain and Kerry before them, are both struggling to convince the masses that their nearly-identical ideas are best. It’s difficult and tricky to proceed with this type of offense, as a powerful blow to the opponent will inflict much pain on the self. And were the whole affair not so sad, it would be as comical as “The Corsican Brothers,” film it so closely resembles.
The last debate and its “moderator,” should have been an absolute embarrassment, had the so-called left not have had the requisite portion of the cingulate cortex collectively removed. I am predicting that tonight’s nearly unbearable mess, focused on foreign policy will be eerily similar—Romney will accuse Obama of being soft on terror, point out his failure to invade and occupy more sovereign counties than he has, and of being an idealistic peace-monger as evinced by his failure to bomb those Persians years ago. He will prattle on about the superiority of his way, and how, despite continuing to spend more than the next 10 to 19 countries combined (depending on the source) isn’t nearly enough.
Early in the campaign season, suggestions to slightly decrease the automatic increase in military expenditures were met with sheer rage from Republicans (particularly Rick Perry) who screamed about “gutting” our armed forces, and other quips that seemed to be deliberately absurd. Expect to see more of the same tonight.
The illusions or “left” and “right” are now gone. It is now all about chasing Bush’s legacy to the neocon part of the political spectrum. Two honest men would preclude the pretense and tear off their shirts, beat their chests, and proclaim their love for borrowing, taxing, printing, spending, and killing, like the good puppets they are.
Obama will toss his record around, proud at the killing of the world’s most wanted man, who lived, it could be compared, around the block from a buddy’s house. Still, this one will be hard to top. And seeing as Romney has basically agreed with all the President’s foreign policy moves, he will be left only with the probably-avoidable death of Chris Stevens and Obama’s callously likening it to “a bump in the road.”
- Both men agree that the President has the legal authority to do whatever he wishes with the military, rules be damned.
- Neither has any qualms about the President killing anyone he wishes, at any time, without evidence, accusation, trial, oversight, or any Constitutional rights, whatever.
- Both are extremely comfortable with occupying foreign countries where the US military is not welcome, and with likening those who would take up arms to expel it, as terrorists, or insurgents who need killing, at the very least.
Obama presides over a policy of protecting Afghan opium farmers, ensuring heroin remains available, and the drug war can continue bump-free. Let’s see if Romney mentions this at all.
During these hellish economic times, neither has mentioned the coming inflation due to printing all the money we need to fight a seemingly endless array of wars, with no objective (and therefore no end) in sight.
The party’s started the audio-visual ipecac is ready. So I’ll end it here. Let’s see how well I do.