Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Fearless Prediction: The Pukes will "win" the Presidency

Or perhaps I should say: The Pukes will "TAKE" the Presidency. They have learned that all that is necessary for them to stay in power is to preserve the appearance that they are 'competitive,' to keep it close enough to steal. And then to steal it...

With either Mrs. C. or Obama as the Dem nominee, that will be easier than even hitherto, because both are controversial, both are polarizing, and neither can be considered a prohibitive favorite.

Crooksandliars has a quote up from a Digby column:

I don’t know if anyone’s noticed, but George W. Bush is being disappeared from the presidential campaign and everyone’s running against incumbent Hillary Clinton. Subtly, but relentlessly, the public psyche is being prepared to deny Junior ever existed. And it could work…

I certainly don’t blame the Republicans for trying to do it. It makes sense, since their boy is an epic failure and the original Clinton is still very present in people’s minds. It will be quite a trick to pull off, but I can see the press already helping them do it. (Naturally.) It’s an interesting phenomenon and one for which I hope the Democratic strategists are prepared. Their underlying theme seems to be, “If you want change, vote Republican!”

This outcome will be abetted by the occurrence during the campaign of several events, perhaps many, events designed to play into the militarist/GWOT Puke platform--which, of course, is all they have. That, of course, does not mean that it will not work; in fact it means that the GOPuke issues are precisely the issues that will matter come election time.

With that in mind, I shall therefore go out on the limb and here, confidently, for the first time in the blogosphere, predict that a Puke will be 'elected' President next year.

Gay-Ron-TEED, chers.


BlakNo1 said...

If that happens, I won't even bother to walk to the next block and vote ever again, not even in city/state elections. Heck, at that point I'll get a fucking gun.

BlakNo1 said...

Needless to say, I disagree. We're going to get a dem president that will be indistinguishable from a repuke on foreign policy.

Dirk Gently said...

i also disagree, but for other reasons. the rnc, like any good machievellian gambler, knows when to throw a game.

they will lose this one on purpose, giving ms clinton (their designated "rival") a one term presidency in which a) she will have to spend the entire four years cleaning up the pools of blood as best she can, b) re-establishes herself as the poster child for healthcare reform failure by spending megabucks forcing people to buy private insurance from the same plutocracy that is robbing them blind today and c) the country will decide that having a woman president wasn't such a good idea after all, let's not try that again.

of course, she could surprise them and actually be effective - not likely, but it's happened before (in the movies, anyway; look at rocky). or, the electorate could REALLY surprise them by picking an actual progressive democratic nominee.

but i'm not holding my breath.

Ruth said...

And I disagree, but won't go 'all Woody' about it. :-)

Alexandra said...

I agree. There is no way they will allow a democrat to win the election.