Madness in 2008
Got an e-mail asking me who I think will win the Presidential election in 2008. I think it will be Hillary, God help us.
In the first place, under the present system, it is generally viewed within the establishment as being her turn. The two-party system seems to have reached its ultimate form of decay in that each party now gets an eight-year term in office, with the opposition party agreeing on the q.t. to run a complete doofus after the first term.
Also, why do you think Gore gave up so easily in 2000, when the appointment of a President by the Supreme Court is so clearly unconstitutional? His party elders took him aside and explained the facts of life to him, if he didn't already know. It was the Republicans' turn, and so we ended up with a drunken Mini-Me in the White House who tried to conquer the world.
In 1996, 2000, and 2004, the losing party clearly had better and more charismatic and vote-catching candidates available to it, and yet obtusely chose unelectable doofuses, i.e. Dole, Gore, and Kerry. I don't think those candidates were meant to be taken seriously. I think they threw those elections deliberately, the Republicans once and the Democrats twice. It will be interesting to see if the Republicans hold up their end of the bargain and deliberately run some unelectable zombie in a silk suit in 2008.
Secondly, the fact is that by 2008, I think there will be such an utter revulsion against Bush and his little Jewish neocon friends and his deranged war in the Middle East that people will vote for Hillary as a kind of protest vote.
Americans have memories two inches long, and by then we will (most of us) have forgotten about the cattle futures swindle, the dead bodies littering the Clintons' political path to power, the pathological lying in the Oval Office, Bill Clinton's cocaine habit, the Mena murders in Arkansas, Vince Foster lying murdered in a public park, mysteriously appearing and disappearing financial records, the lying to Congress and to assorted grand juries, the attempted impeachment, sex toy Christmas tree ornaments in the White House, the air of perversion and madness that lay over the whole Clinton administration like a cloud of poison gas.
And when Hillary comes in, she's going to have the Patriot Act and all the neocons lovely "security legislation" and dictatorial powers to play with. Joy unspeakable!