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I haven't made a political post in a long, long time.

I'd make one now, except just thinking about it depresses me. I was not happy about the results of the midterm, needless to say... and I am even less happy, if possible, about this "compromise" that Obama has made with the GOP on taxes. From where I sit, it smells more like capitulation than compromise. Give a lot, get almost nothing.

Obama is the most intelligent president we've had since Jimmy Carter... and, sad to say, he is looking more and more like Jimmy every day. A good man, but not a good leader. At least not so far. He doesn't seem to have the stomach for a fight. We need another FDR, another JFK, another LBJ. NOT Jimmy II. (And, yes, I know, Obama has accomplished some important stuff. But so did Jimmy. Camp David accords, remember?)

Yeats was writing about his own time in "The Second Coming," I know, but sometimes I think he was prescient:

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

And could that rough beast whose hour has come round at least be... Sarah Palin?

No, please. Tell me that's just a bad dream. Somebody wake me up.



Dec. 16th, 2010 03:13 am (UTC)
Agree on one thing for sure
Well George, I'm kinda glad you toned down the political comments. It seems every topic, subject, movie, sitcom, everwhere, everything in the US seems to have a taint of politics to it, which is not as it should be in my humble view. But...since you went there, I would just like to say that, my political views and opinions could be described "to the right of Rush Limbaugh" OK? But I will agree with you on Sarah Palin. She is like a bad reality TV show contestant who seems to think (like too many people in Hollywood) that fame (or infamy) is some form of qualification for office. I wish Sarah all the best, but please, stay in Alaska. Dont run for President for goodness sake. And I think many conservatives feel the same way, to the point that, if I WERE a liberal, I would pray she would run, because it was cause near chaos in the Republican primaries. Anyway, I am a HUGE HUGE fan, so please, let's agree to disagree about politics.


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