Thursday, January 22, 2009

What is Frank Rich smoking?

Via Dan:

Frank Rich, the noted New York Times political observer, said in his column that “after eight years of battering by Bush, the nation has been rendered half-catatonic” therefore we the people have virtually given up complaining. But some of those people emerging from their “catatonic” condition are asking “Where is the rage, the public outcry?” - will the Bush administration’s alleged wrongs be investigated and will the perpetrators be punished? A Times editorial said, “You cannot fix something before you know exactly how it was broken.”

"Catatonic"? That's not exactly the word I would use. The rage and spittle from the left has rendered ME catatonic. I liken the Obama victory to a man who, upon his deathbed, realizes he won't have to put up with his nagging wife anymore, and finds sweet, sweet relief in leaving this world. At least, THAT is what the Obama ascension should have been. BDS should have quietly faded away. Except it's not. Even during the solemn inauguration ceremony I had to listen to those asshats poor catatonic souls.

Andrew over at the Pub has had enough (long quote, but it's just so good):

I took at face value those who said “enough bickering, let’s all get along.” Sure, it was self-serving now that their boy had won, sure a similar appeal from the other side four years ago would have drawn spit and brickbats (as it did eight years ago), but hey, an olive branch is an olive branch, right?

Then, I observed the super-classy good-bye that the supporters of Hope and Change and Unity gave our outgoing President as he left.

You just had to, didn’t you? You couldn’t just enjoy your victory, couldn’t just let the man slip away beneath the radar of your Profound and Righteous Contempt. You had to channel your inner adolescent and flip him one last bird, just in case we haven’t been privy, with diamond clarity, to your exact opinions on the matter. You just had to get in that final kick.

Well, I’d like to thank you for it. You see, observing the new President’s command of rhetoric this afternoon, I was filled with charity and goodwill towards all involved. I had paused to admire the persona that had been placed before me, and to hope that said persona matched up with the reality of the man and the mood of the nation. So thank you, Obamanauts, Democrats, and Affiliated Liberals, for reminding me that when you say “post-partisan” you really mean “mono-partisan”, and that when you say “Unity,” you mean “Submission”. Thank you for again putting your stark, naked juvenility and hate in contrast to the kissy-faced gruel of your so-called idealism. I had forgot myself, and whom I was dealing with. You may now take your Unity, Hope, and Change, compact it tightly, and cram it someplace uncomfortable, like the back of a Volkswagen.

E.X.A.C.T.L.Y. Dicentra, in comments, points to someone who takes it a bit further.

Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists, Obama supporters, et al:
We have stuck together since the late 1950's, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right, so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can smile, slate it up to irreconcilable differences, and go our own ways.
We don't like redistributive taxes so you can keep them. You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU.
Since you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA, and the military. You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore, and Rosie O'Donnell (you are however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move them).

We'll keep the capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart, and Wall Street. You can have your beloved homeless, homeboys, hippies, and illegal aliens. We'll keep the hot Alaskan Hockey Moms, greedy CEO's, and Rednecks. We'll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood.

You can make nice with Iran, Palestine, and France, and we'll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us. You can have the peaceniks and war protestors. When our allies or way of life are under assault, we'll provide them job security.

We'll keep our Judeo-Christian Values. You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism, and Shirley McClain. You can have the U.N. but we will no longer be paying the bill. We'll keep the SUV's, pickup trucks, and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru Station Wagon you can find.

Now, this is sorta reminiscent of those sentiments made four years ago, and I'm not willing to go down the derangement path. But, point is (well) taken. I'm this close (holding fingers together really, really close) to going John Galt on your asses.