Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Lincoln, Lincoln, I've Been Thinkin',....Part II

Unlike the Republican Party, if I had to sum up one of TMR's messages, it might go, "Try to have a little integrity, using facts and reason as your guide." Pretty simple stuff - doesn't require any special tools or training - just don't pick a fight with reality and you can be a pretty good person. Decent message, doesn't work.

For instance, during the last election, I wrote this on the Althouse blog:
Who will win? I don't know - they're both lame - but Romney has an uphill battle, because his nomination kicked me out of the voting booth, and I can't be the only one. 

I'm mulling over how much I despise ObamaCare - to see if it's worth compromising my values on cultism - but I doubt it:

The Right has simply "screwed the pooch" this time,...
Now - reality check - in light of the results, "screwed the pooch" seems pretty on-point, right-right? A little vague, but everything lined up pretty nice there. So much that, I'd think, post-election, there would be little anyone can argue with me about (I don't consider asking about cultism arguing,...) Hell, in a fair world, some might even search a black conservative Republican out to ask what went wrong - but no. I may be right, but I'm not a good person, in fact I'm crazy:

Re: Crack - he's crazy. I'll bet he's a swell guy IRL (in fact I think I met him back in the 80s, if he was in the Beatnigs at that time) but he's still crazy. Batshit, foaming-at-the-mouth, off-his-fucking-rocker crazy. If you disagree with him, you're his enemy or, at very least, one of the brain-dead masses who voluntarily dopes themselves up, rendering pure comprehension of the Gospel According To Crack Emcee incomprehensible. 

And for the record, I haven't seen anyone else who refused to vote, either. I figure, since we don't passively accept anything they say, we must all be crazy - though Robert Stacy McCain couldn't wait to see my take on Demi Moore and Deepak Chopra. (Maybe they just don't need reality in politics.) Pish-Posh:

At the beginning of Lincoln, after the opening battle scene, he's chatting with four soldiers - but one of these things is not like the others. He's not in awe of the president but sees him as an impediment to his innate freedom. And, since he's got a chance to speak to the leader man-to-man, he takes it.

Then afterwards, once satisfied he got his message across, this thoroughly modern black man saunters away.

Lincoln stares after him curiously, pondering our direction and future, prepared to do what's right.

That's not today's G.O.P.,...