11.04.2006

November Surprise and Other Comedies

So. If you believe and trust the "polls", which I don't, the Democratic Party might take control of the House and has some sort of shot at the Senate. Do not, however, ever, ever, ever underestimate the je ne sais quois of the Repugnicant Rover. I haven't been watching the gubernatorial "contests" and never have been sure what they mean (having lived in Massachusetts with the likes of John Volpe, Ed King, and Mikey Dukakis, and in California with Jerry Brown).

I live in bright red state and neither Senator is up for re-election. My congressman is a middle of the road classic white liberal running against an absolute idiot who also happens to be black.

The November Surprise predicted in the title will be little, if any, surprise at all: the colors of the graphic may change from red to blue in some states, but there will be absolutely no other change. None. Nada. Ne Rien Pas. Nyet.

The black forces, eager to hide the pea under a different shell for awhile, have simply shifted the flow of money. The bucks are no longer funding Republican neoconservatives . . . now they're buying Democratic neoconservatives. The wars will not end. The march to war against other countries will not drop a step. The gap between rich and poor will not narrow. Tax breaks for the rich will not be repealed. Powerful people in Washington and in the churches will continue to put their hands where they shouldn't: in all sorts of forbidden cookie jars, not to mention chemical stashes.

That The Prince of Darkness has repudiated Bush's invasion of Iraq (implementing The prince's policies), that the military media is calling for Rummy's head (or whatever) mean nuttin' hunny.

The MSM has been given permission to refocus the sheep. "24" may not have another season; "Law and Order" may shrink down to "SVU" and "CCP" (Corporate Creep Patrol).

During VietNam, Country Joe sang, "What are fightin' for?" And now I wail, "What are we votin' for?"

The Dems, by the way, have a golden opportunity to serve the same masters whom the Repubs served: with the contractors bailing out of Iraq, our military will soon follow (after incurring useless and damnable casualties for a few months). They'll probably be sent back after the country is totally reduced to a smoldering desert with about 10,000 people huddling in the ruins of Baghdad.

Meanwhile, the military, with a brand new Secretary of Offense, will simply redeploy to Venezuela. After all, it's clear that Hugo Chavez and Lulu are Weapons of Mass Distraction, ready to invade our vulnerable shores and borders with terrible thoughts of socialism and caring about the poor and all that immoral stuff.

Folks, the Democrats going along with The Doubleduh-Cheney Gang's agenda has not been some sort of clever holding action. They have not been scheming to "run right", then turn left once they've "won" it all back. They really meant every vote! The best they will do is send up a "social agenda smoke screen" to hide their own dirty deeds, holding the poor hostage as the Bushites have, until recently, held The Christian Wrong Right.

I am not voting. It is the only way I can in good conscience support true democracy in this country. I'm proud of my stance. I pretty much don't care what anybody thinks. The last two presi-dunce-y'all elections were not so much stolen as bought. So will these mid-terms. So will '08. And I ain't buyin' it 'til there's something to buy.

So as promised, I'm offering a couple of banners which I designed. The guys at Stop Me Before I Vote Again leaked these last week, but I'm not gonna be possessive. Please rip them and use them in good health. You don't have to attribute them to me nor link here (though it would be nice, since I'm "running" (oh, god, I said it!) for a slot in the next Koufax Awards, probably "Wider Recognition").

The only thing I ask is that you copy and paste the banner(s), rather than image source link to them here. That would be the polite thing to do. In addition to making them available here, I will also put them in my footer - way down underneath my Anti-War Webring Banner.