There are so many ironies in the last days of the campaign, that I hardly know where to begin. But I’ll try. Here’s a baker’s half-dozen things that I think the Left is doing to hand McCain the victory he wants, and the country needs:
The latest flaw in the Master Plan of The Chosen One revolves around a video tape detailing the close, personal relationship Obama had with a Palestinian terrorist. At least that’s what it smells like, but the L.A. Times (“All the news we slant and print”) won’t release it. They’ll be more than happy to tell us what (they say) is on the tape, but are standing on “journalistic ethics” (an oxymoron, with an emphasis on the last two syllables) if ever I heard one), and refuse to release it.
I love it. Even some on the Left realize how bad this makes Obama look (as if he has something to hide – natch), and how it exposes the virulent bias of the mainstream press. They are caught between Iraq and a hard place – no time left to spin this one, and it’s just another nail in the coffin of “can we trust this guy, since he willingly socializes with so many of questionable character.” Remember, gentle readers, if it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it ain’t no chicken…
A couple of civic-minded lefties in West Hollywood (the Southern capital of the Peoples Republik of Kalifornia) have jumped on the “Let’s Push Palin From the Train” bandwagon, and decorated their home in “Early Hate Crime” for Halloween. Seems this morons made up a mannequin made up to look like Governor Palin, and hung it from the end of a noose in front of their house. How very droll.
Imagine, if you would, what would happen if someone had done the same thing with a mannequin made up to look like Obama. Think about the media response. Think about how quickly Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and other black “leaders” would descend upon the place, condemning the KKK-esque action, and inciting a riot. I’d lay odds that any house so decorated wouldn’t make it intact to Halloween. They’d more likely to find that they’d hosted an un-planned and un-authorized Molotov Cocktail party, with no other guests. What these pinheads obviously don’t realize is that they aren’t helping – but hurting their side. Fair-minded people that are still undecided will look at that and realize that a vote for Obama puts the loony left in the driver’s seat for four years.
This “Joe the Plumber” thing has got, as they say in the news and entertainment biz, “legs.” Seems that when you do the math, there’s a lot of people that see themselves as “not rich” but realize the kind of government Obama’s selling doesn’t share their point of view. So what did the Obama Machine do? Send out their fellow-travelers to try and destroy the man. “His name’s not Joe!” (he goes by his middle name) “He’s not a licensed plumber!” (many plumbers are not, either) “He owes taxes!” (welcome to the club, Joe) “He’s biased for the GOP and McCain!” (oh, and like you guys in the media AREN’T biased for Obama?)
By attacking Joe the Plumber, Joe the six-term, out-of-touch with mainstream America and the rest of the BarackAtack squad forget that they are also attacking what Joe stands for. Just to be clear, Joe stands for everybody who is NOT a rich guy, a politician, a patrician, and someone who can get out of paying taxes. In other words, he’s Everyman. And Everywoman, for that matter. Attack Joe and you’re essentially saying, “we don’t care about you, and we’re willing to destroy you to get elected. Now shut up and pay your higher taxes…if we want your opinion, we’ll scrape it off our shoes.”
I was thinking the other day, since Obama has already purchased an entire satellite channel to run his propaganda 24/7, what the world needs is an Obama infomercial that will tie up three of the major networks programming tonight. CBS, NBC, and Fox will host. Why Fox and not ABC? I mean, the Rupert Murdoch-owned network is a sister to Fox News, so Obama’s team should prefer ABC (“Anyone But Conservatives”). Oh, but wait…they had to preempt the World Series on Fox, to make sure Joe Six-Pack would hear – and obey.
Um…Barry – you probably wouldn’t get this point, being a Gold Coast liberal and all, but the best way to infuriate baseball fans (and get them to vote against you) would be to delay the start of the World Series game. Good plan, there, boneheads. “Hi I’m Barack Obama, and I’m a man of the people. I don’t know anything about the “base ball” thing of which you speak, but since it seems to be important to the blue collar voters I covet, I want to take this opportunity to get between you and your sport and harrang you for a while.”
One paper has already printed the headline “Obama Wins!” For those of you unfamiliar with the liberal arts disciplines (not to be confused with the Liberal’s funding of the arts), there’s a saying that goes “those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it.” Seems to me I remember that all the polls had Tom Dewey picked for a blow-out victory over President Harry Truman. One paper ran the headline “Dewey Defeats Truman.” You could look it up – there’s a famous photo of a victorious Harry Truman holding that very paper over his head.
Counting your chickens before they hatch is risky business. Obama himself actually put it best just the day, when he reminded his adoring throng that the Democrats have a long and storied history of “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.” Yep. They do. And if you’re watching the polls, the race is now just about a statistical dead heat. With seven days to go. Who’s got the Big-Mo, now?
There’s a little ostentatious. And then there’s a BIG ostentatious. In the later category would be the Pre-Coronation Ceremony Victory Party that The Chosen One has planned for Grant Park in Chicago. Most of the millions they plan to spend best be allocated to security, for the last time I was in Grant Park, a cop told me that you really don’t want to be anywhere near it unarmed. Even the cops stay away unless they are in groups. Fully armed. Good plan, Barry.
The hubris and chutzpah are breathtaking in scope, and could quite possibly be the one little action that nudges the final undecideds off the fence – and into the McCain camp. Wonder if they’ve rented the Grecian columns for the night?
So what to make of all this? I don’t know…irony is something best savored over a period of time. But with the deliveries coming by the hour from the Obama camp, we may be looking at a karmic tipping point. Maybe Reverend Wright had a point that he didn’t realize he’d made…all those chickens really are coming home to roost. Say goodnight, Barry.