EYKIW: GUARANTEED SUBSTANCE FREE
Tue, 14 Jun 2011 16:01:44
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The Republican debate last night in New Hampshire is proof positive that the Seven Dwarfs, pledged to making Obama a one term president have not the slightest idea of what to do with an economy sunk in an ongoing depression, and an electorate sunk in a barely conscious malaise.
With the the structurally unemployed growing older as I speak, with a quarter of twenty-somethings looking for jobs that aren't there and with the GNP totally stalled; well, you'd think Romney or any of the lesser lights on stage would have some sort of plan for putting things right. But to them, the unemployed, the uninsured and the uneducated pose no problem as long as they don't indulge in same sex marriage, exercise a woman's right of choice or practice the Muslim faith.
This was just the first of a long line of substance-free debates, chorusing the praises of emasculating Medicare, making the super-rich super richer and calling up the troops for another culture war. I don't think any of these fools have a chance of beating Obama; but one of them, or some other yet undeclared right wing tyro, will get the chance; and, who knows, a bullet, an embolism or a Weinergate squared scandal could put them at the helm. What a nightmare!
It's bad enough that Obama might face another "just say no" Republican House in his second term. That would be sufficient to slow down any recovery to a crawl; but a Romney/Bachmann team or something even more antediluvian in the White House will doom us entirely.
I won't move to Canada because it's too cold, and I can't move to New Zealand because I don't have the six figure entrance fee; so, I'll just stick around and tough it out with the rest of us sub-millionaires, ready to sign up at the drop of a tricolor cap for the second American Revolution that might just set us free.