WUI (Writing under the influence)

Somebody once said we are all Americans, sometimes born in the wrong places.
On a warm autumn day in 1986, while enjoying beer with my college buddies,
I decided to join my new homeland.

I've come to appreciate the ideals that helped create this great country.
Liberalism, political-correctness, multiculturalism and moral equivalence
are destroying it.

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Monday, November 15, 2004


At least he's my moron

I got this in e-mail today:

"As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."-H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

It's amazing how the left's not learning.

UPDATE: Well, maybe the left is learning after all. The guy who is the most rabid liberal of the bunch sent the following:

My best guess is that the attitude toward 'plain folks' and toward George Bush represented by this quotation is approximately 93% of the reason he is going to be re-inaugurated. Insulting the folks one is trying to win and underestimating the opponent seems to be a surefire recipe for losing an election.

Isn't it time to begin making sophomoric jokes about Cheney so we can follow this dark period with 8 years of him?

I come not to demean Caesar but to bury him.

He still can't get over "re-inaugurating" of the president but he understands that calling him and his supporters morons is not a good recipe for success.

UPDATE II: This is getting better and better. Note terms like "peasants" for Bush voters and the already discredited "Shrub" (I though they were saying he was an evil genius). Also interesting and revealing is the wish for things going badly.

Much as I enjoy Mencken's acid prose, I am inclined to agree. Ridiculing the American peasants who voted in lockstep for the Shrub would do little more than reinforce their "Virtuous Us vs. the Sinful World" mindset for the next election. Since the Repubs won them by appealing to their most basic (one might even say basest) emotions, we would have to crack that block with similar tactics:
1: Pointing out that they sold their birthright for a mess of pottage-- empty promises to legalize discrimination against "sinners." Even with a more fundamentalist Supreme Court, I think the touted amendment unlikely to pass.
2. Convincing them they were also swindled in simple bread-and-butter terms -- that they are no better off, in fact are much worse off after eight years under the Shrub (I think this will be almost a given).
3-- And this one would require a lot of work and a great deal of luck-- providing solid proof that the election was stolen, and hammering on it as relentlessly as the Repubs hammered on Gays, Guns and God. The realization that the Repubs actually had to steal the election, even with the godly's dedicated help, would be most deflating.

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