Thursday, January 24, 2008

THE AMERICAN BAROMETER

Where are we at? Let's break it down:
Horrendous, hated, flailing incumbent? Check.

Looming (if not already loomed) economic crisis? Check.

Foreign policy embarrassments, incompetence, mission creep, and growing (if not growed) anti-Americanism? Check.

General malaise among the people? Check.

A hack, a quack, a dick & a prick running for the nomination of the horrendous, hated, flailing incumbent's political party? Check, check, check & check. (Bonus points for the first reader who identifies, in correct order, the identity of the four fellas mentioned above)

The incumbent's political party seems a bit too entrenched, a bit too flabby, a bit too stuck in a rut of routine rather than ideas. Check.
Sounds like a recipe for a 1932 or 1980-level election day rout, doesn't it? You know, one of those 400-135 electoral vote debacles. Accompanied by veto-proof margins in the Senate and House. 62-38, 275-160 sort of things.

But alas, we have Hillary & Obama. President Clinton (again) or President McCain, here we come.

And who's excited about that?

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13 Comments:

Blogger Toast said...

Excited? I'll be ecstatic the day Bush leaves office, even if it's McCain replacing him. Bush is a singularly awful human being, and just returning to the Status Quo Ante Bushe will be enough to make me cry tears of joy.

8:19 AM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

Arise internet minion, you have been tagged by Rickey to partake in the obnoxious “8 Random Things” meme. Act accordingly. (Or don’t. To be honest, Rickey’s just looking to get this off his desk and avoid 7 years of bad luck).

8:20 AM  
Anonymous wfta said...

McCain, Paul, Giuliani, Romney. However you may discern a more subtle distinction between dick and prick.

I don’t know that I needed to be reminded of just how poor the choices are. Perhaps the selection committee should be sacked. To be honest, I’m racking my brain to think of anyone in public life that I would like to see become president and am drawing a great big blank. The only player of the modern era with the talent to out maneuver the enormous egos in congress, while remaining (mostly) within the bounds of the law, is Bill Clinton and due to term limits, he is not available.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Weaseldog said...

Yeah, life is going to get worse for a time. None of the current crop of candidates with a hope of making it to the White House seems to have a clue.

Our media seems to be working to sideline any candidate that has any clue as to how bad things are getting and wants to do anything about it.

And in other news...
A friend of mine posted a video of me at the White Elephant in Fort Worth.

It's linked on my blog. Click my name to see.

12:25 PM  
Blogger Weaseldog said...

http://weaseldog.blogspot.com/

12:52 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

No one has earned the bonus points yet.

Which is unfortunate, with so many prizes up for grabs.

8:30 AM  
Blogger Smitty said...

The day Bush is done will be a good day.

No matter who wins, comedians will have a treasure trove of jokes. I will have someone to bitch about for 4 years.

11:20 AM  
Blogger Weaseldog said...

I thought about trying that competition Mike, but I found almost any order of candidates fits the list.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous John Royal said...

Okay, I'll play. How about Huckabee, Paul, McCain, and Giuliani.

2:07 PM  
Anonymous toasty joe said...

mccain, huckabee, romney, giuliani.

11:10 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

And Toasty Joe wins!

And his award -- 10 free trips to The 'Nabe.

(And the rest of you thought you've been gettin' in for free. Hah, check your bank statements.)

2:52 AM  
Anonymous John Royal said...

Okay, I've got to protest here. Since Ron Paul is actually a medical doctor, and since the term quack is often used in reference to doctors, then using the term quack in this instance to reference a non-doctor is misleading.

I DEMAND A RECOUNT!

5:47 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

You still got the rest of the order wrong. And you left out Romney.

Anyhow, the Supreme Court has ruled -- No Recount.

We get 8 more years of Bush.

11:27 AM  

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