"He is Gay Marriage Sam, so he has no choice but to try to make it as respectable and as apple pie as possible."-- Willie Brown, former mayor of San Francisco, on the issue of gay marriage in California - and Gavin Newsom's reputation - in the San Francisco Chronicle.
I don't know if the California Supreme Court overstepped it's boundaries or not (I haven't read it's verdict) but I do know - if you're gay and serious about marriage - having a standard bearer who slept with his best friend's wife (and is, apparently, always on the make) ain't a good sign of it.
Democrats (represented by an ass) must seriously think Republicans (represented by an elephant) forget these things as fast as they attempt to.
They must, because they party like it's 1999 every time something like this happens (forgetting the politics of primaries are completely different from the politics of general elections) while their glaring hypocrisy is steadily presenting the rest of us with a picture that is, definitely, coming into focus - long before November - and it ain't pretty.
The two largest cities in California, both, have mayors (that's L.A.'s above) who showed an extreme lack of sexual impulse control in office. That's not going to sit well when they run for higher office. People in San Francisco may have a laugh about their mayor's transgressions - "an elected official who revels in being a pariah" - but citizens of (the much larger and more conservative) Los Angeles do not.
Barack Obama has refused to have his picture taken with Newsom - or even be in the same room with him - despite the fact Newsom has done fund raisers on his behalf. But he will be seen with John McCain.
Something tells me that's not going to change.
Oh well. As I've made clear, I don't see a Democratic win coming in November (no pun intended) and - rather than issues like gay marriage - their defenders, like "Mayor McDreamy," are exactly why I can't see it happening:
Such people are beyond "flawed".
They inspire lame jokes, like the one I couldn't avoid above, and strike the rest of us as crazy - and, oh, so insulting - seeming to openly regard more serious adults as fools. And an attitude like that has never gone over on the national stage.
I don't think it will this time, either, no matter how it looks on the surface right now. Politically-speaking, the rest of the country doesn't even come close to the superficiality of the average San Franciscan.
So, Democrats, enjoy the party while you can. And while you're at it, you might want to design a new mascot, because the one you have doesn't seem appropriate considering the situation,...
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger created shock and awe in the Republican Party when he warned years ago that the GOP was in danger of "dying at the box office" by failing to make the sale to a wide swath of voters.ReplyDelete
And with the presidential election looming, the Republican governor of the nation's most populous state - a decidedly blue state - has now found a chorus of agreement. The Republican "brand" - thanks to an unpopular president, a war, gas prices, foreclosures and deficit - has become such damaged goods that GOP Rep. Tom Davis of Virginia groused last week that "if we were dog food, they would take us off the shelf."
None of which matters one iota. You guys thought you had Bush beat too. Twice. You always think you've got it - while losing the last 7 out of 10 elections. Your capacity for delusional thinking (and sucking your own dicks) is a wonder to behold.ReplyDelete
But I'm not surprised since you guys only read the stuff that backs up what you already believe: you'll notice my post references Willie Brown, is from The Chron, and, still, takes a totally different viewpoint - than even the conservative notions you're looking at - why?
Because I read everything - watching for the real currents that are flowing out there - and, so far, I see nothing to back up the idea the Democrats will be winners this year. You're like dogs on a walk, who've been given a lot of leash, so you think you're free. Then November comes and - yank - you're reminded there's an adult (AKA the American people) on the other end of the line, still, after all. Sad but true. How anyone thinks gay marriage - that's been promoted by a cheat - is going to win friends and influence people is beyond me. It's crazy.
But, still, thanks for writing little doggy.
"I see nothing to back up the idea the Democrats will be winners this year."ReplyDelete
That is obvious, crack. But hold that thought if it gives you comfort! :-)
Don't have to, Ron. I told you: I'm watching.ReplyDelete
And "comfort" isn't what I'm into politics for, any more than I'd seek tranquility in a soap opera I cared a lot about. Like a soap opera, politics is much, much, more than what's happening right now. It's the whole sweep of our country's history; all these over-lapping story lines, coming to a head every four years and, then, a verdict is made on which direction it should take next. And that judgement - even when Bill Clinton was in - is to the right.
When Bush used the word "appeasers" the other day, in Israel, he showed you his "corpse" has still got some life in it - even in this late stage of the game - and, like a hand from the grave, it scares the willies out of the Democrats. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Joe Biden, all made statements that Bush was attacking the Democrats,...when he was actually describing a Republican. That's called an "Achilles Heel". And the Democrats have many, many, more. Eight years of 'em.
Wanna bet on the election? There's still 6 months left,...
"And that judgement - even when Bill Clinton was in - is to the right."ReplyDelete
Truth of the matter is that the majority in this country would have voted Clinton in for a third term, had they been Constitutionally allowed. And that was *before* we saw just how much damage Bush would do, both domestically and abroad.
Move to the right? Not this go-round, my friend. Bush's disapproval rating is the highest of any president in history, and for good reason. He has pretty well guaranteed a place in the White House for a Democrat.
Of course, there's a good chance that the Democrats will screw it up once they're in power, just as the Republicans have done. It's not a soap opera; it's a ping pong game, and the American people lose every time either party gets hold of the paddle. My only hope is that with each swing to the left and the right, we keep getting closer to the center, where most Americans live. Perhaps one day, we'll even elect a Ron Paul!
"Truth of the matter is that the majority in this country would have voted Clinton in for a third term, had they been Constitutionally allowed."ReplyDelete
Irrelevant to my point about Clinton's swing to the right. I don't have any idea why you would even bring it up.
"Move to the right? Not this go-round, my friend."
Wishful thinking. You can't tell the future, Ron, especially with your particular outlook. It's too skewed.
"Bush's disapproval rating is the highest of any president in history, and for good reason."
Bush isn't running. See? You focus on irrelevant shit.
"He has pretty well guaranteed a place in the White House for a Democrat."
Yea, just like I heard during the last election. Jeez: you guys never learn.
"Of course, there's a good chance that the Democrats will screw it up once they're in power, just as the Republicans have done."
Your line should've been "Of course, there's a good chance that the Democrats will screw [the election] up" because then we would've agreed on something. Oh well. That uniformly negative Democratic outlook, which has lasted 8 years, is all that's ensuring the White House for the Republicans. Keep it up.
"It's not a soap opera; it's a ping pong game, and the American people lose every time either party gets hold of the paddle."
Like I said: that's why you can't win. You have no idea what's going on, do you?
"My only hope is that with each swing to the left and the right, we keep getting closer to the center, where most Americans live."
"Most Americans" are doing fine. That's the reality Leftists refuse to admit - to themselves.
"Perhaps one day, we'll even elect a Ron Paul!"
All I'm gonna say is, how's the weather on your planet? For someone who claims to read *everything,* you've certainly missed the mood of the majority here. :-)ReplyDelete
Not even - mature political watchers know moods change - and general elections are different: James Carville said there was no way George Bush could beat Al Gore. John Kerry had it in the bag because he was in the military. A Democratic Congress, and Senate, were going to stop the war. Hillary was "inevitable". Starting to see a pattern, Ron?ReplyDelete
That's what you're actually running on.
"Starting to see a pattern, Ron?"ReplyDelete
I've seen the "pattern" for some time now. It's a pattern of a profoundly bitter man who desperately needs to see things a certain way, and cannot bear the existence of opinions - or evidence - to the contrary.
Like I said, if it makes you all better to ignore the collective opinion of the majority of US citizens, and cling to a myopic perspective that paints anything outside its bounds as a "cult," then knock yourself out. I have no doubt you'll be able to find a few fellow fringe-dwellers who agree with you. Hell, even Manson was able to find sympathetic souls. At least he wasn't so deluded as to think his rantings were shared by most people.
I'll leave the last word to you. It's your blog, and I acknowledge the folly of trying to discuss anything resembling reality with you.