That cattle review on CNBC last evening, aka the GOP debate, proved to anyone without a horse in the race that it will be Obama v. Romney a year from now. It was such a pathetic display of ignorance and right-wing blather that I had to turn it off a half-hour into it.
Rick Perry is out. He did himself in with an enormous gaff- he couldn’t remember the Department of Energy. A TEXAN couldn’t remember which department of the government oversees oil production. Texas- the oil state. Back to Austin, Rick.
The right-wing bloggers who used to drool over Trump and Perry, have now circled their wagons around Herman Cain. He’s the one! Well he’s #3 but #1 at this writing. They, of course, don’t believe any of the sexual harassment charges against ‘their man.’ None! One popular right-wing blogger, playing the role of the Apostle Thomas, won’t believe any of it until he places his fingers around the actual documents. Amen.
Of course, they throw up [literally] the Bill Clinton affair as if they are elementary students caught with their pants down, pun intended. ‘He did it too!’ Not only did ‘he do it too,’ but he was impeached! Sad, isn’t it? But in their alternate reality, stuff like that makes them feel better as they wait for the shoe to drop. The real world, the one that we live in, is much too harsh, too painful for them. I’m sure that this is why they build an alternate universe in which to live and blog. It feels good inside of that ‘other’ place.
That dropped shoe will come soon and the right-wing will spend quite a few days in denial, ranting and raving as is their custom. When that’s all done, then they’ll have to find #4 to become the new #1. The anybody-but-Romney candidate. Who? I’m guessing Newt. He’s been edging up and saying all of the right things. How many marriages? Divorced one wife when she got cancer? Newt!
It’s all quite a hoot here on the sidelines. They hate President Obama so intensely, but they can’t seem to find anyone [except Romney] who might be able to stop him from winning a 2nd term. When the 2nd term does in fact come true, what will these right-wingers do with all of that pent-up hate? Can you imagine 4 more years of seething hate?
Langston Hughes wrote about deferring one’s hopes and dreams. Of course, he was referring to a much more serious situation than some hateful right-wingers. His original title for this piece was, ‘Harlem.’ You get the point.
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore–
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over–
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?