"who can beat barack obama?"it includes pics of four possible republican presidential candidates for 2012 (palin, romney, and...blech, i couldn't stomach looking at the others.) it hasn't been a week since the presidential race ended and we're already beginning the next one. i don't know about you, but if this actually happens i'm going to break something. dinner wear, an expensive vase, something. maybe i'll go out into the garage to smash plates like my sister does.
the right-wing's favorite talkers, in a stunning show of bi-partisan cooperation, have already begun reaching out to the other side. rush limbaugh made this announcement to his 15 million+ audience last thursday:
"The Obama recession is in full swing, ladies and gentlemen. Stocks are dying, which is a precursor of things to come. This is an Obama recession. Might turn into a depression.""the obama recession." fascinating, isn't it? before november 4th, many on the right were reluctant to even say the word "recession." now we're not only knee-deep in it (among other things) but we're naming it after a man who was elected less than a week ago. someone who won't actually be the president for another two months.
see, the collapse of the financial markets, failures in banking and investment, the nearly bankrupt auto industry, the sub-prime meltdown, all had nothing to do with it. rush limbaugh (his excellence in broadcasting credentials clearly exposed) wants us to know the truth: the reason our economy is collapsing is because it anticipates the tax increases barack obama has pledged on capital gains and for the highest income earners.
i'm anticipating some broken china. maybe even the good china.
i'm also anticipating renaming a few other things. didn't hurricane katrina need a last name? how about "katrina bush"? the next time we waterboard someone or rip out their fingernails, let's say they were "cheneyed." and how about this: "the bush terrorist attacks of 9/11"?
no one expects the folks on the right to have pretty things to say about obama. no one expects sean hannity to greet him with candy and flowers, as some sort of liberator. okay, i expected it for five minutes and then someone kicked me. the right-wing hacks should be skeptical, and poke, prod and dig as much as they can. that's healthy, and needed. one would hope, however that there would be a modicum of truth and honesty in their bloviating. then again.
the actual truth is this: limbaugh, hannity, and their crew are laughable in their animus and anger.