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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sunday Morning Post (V2, #7) - A Cultural Defection


Is it my imagination, or is the Democratic Party hell bent on putting forth a candidate against the President who is even more out there than said President? Bernie Sanders is the clear front runner at this point for the Democratic nomination going into the Super Tuesday primaries.   Political pundits are already treating him as if he has won because, based on history, no one has been elected who did not win the first two primaries/caucuses/whatever.


History!   Who needs it?  The other side is clearly ignoring it!  Why can’t we just wing our destinies on our own with no thought of past experiences good/bad/disastrous?


It’s as if we are saying, “Okay fine!  Your guy is bent on being dictator.  Don’t make us vote for Bernie Sanders.”  Don’t get me wrong: Sanders has some attractive ideas for America, but unfortunately there’s just enough voters in this country who are scared crapless at the thought of radical change.  Sanders and his ideas don’t stand a chance in today’s political environment. 


Anyone miss Hillary yet?


Oh, right, we’re relying on logic and common sense to win over the other side, who believes gun ownership is more precious than life outside the womb itself.  It's a wonder they haven’t thought of a way to arm fetuses, but it’s early yet.  


Despite all this, the progressives are winning over converts. The latest is Clint Eastwood who had publicly announced that he is no longer a supporter of the President. He is now endorsing billionaire Michael Bloomberg for the Democratic nomination.


Yes sir!  The progressives are winning over converts one Hollywood icon at a time. At this rate we’ll be rid of the current regime sometime around 2070.


It’s nice to hear that ole Clint has seen the light/had a change of heart/woke up and smelled the Starbucks House Blend, but I’m not getting too excited about his defection.  Like the President, he tapped into the angry American citizen sentiment years ago with his Dirty Harry persona.  He only played this character in five films, but the persona persisted beyond his screen work.  This character capped off his earlier portrayals of the lone gunfighter in Leone’s spaghetti westerns, and it stuck to Eastwood like a chauvinistic American ethos. 


Also, I can’t help but to think back to Eastwood’s more recent memorable performance when he spoke at the Republican National Convention and debated President Obama’s accomplishments with an empty chair.


The chair won.


Now we know why the news of Eastwood’s cultural defection is not prompting me to break out the champagne.   



(Thank you for reading.  Oh damn!  The champagne has gone flat!)

5 Comments:

Blogger Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'd forgotten about Clint Eastwood's debate with the empty chair -- thanks for reminding me, LOL!

February 23, 2020 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger Dave R said...

Believe me when I say this, we could nominate Daffy Duck for all it matters, in November 2020 the floodgates will open at the polls. You see, it's not who we elect president, it's how fast we can get that fuck head out of office. sorry for the french

February 23, 2020 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger Raybeard said...

I fear - no I actually DREAD - that no matter who gets to be the Dem's challenger to you-know-who, come November you-know who is actually going to pull off a victory again. If, as now seems likely, it's going to be Sanders, I think there are just too many Americans who are scared off by the 'socialist' charge (shock, horror!), never mind the 'Communist' accusation. In the U.K. the word 'socialist' just doesn't carry the weighted fear which it seems to do for so many over in your country - and as for 'communist', here only the most rabid reactionaries could take that accusation seriously, our 'Communist Party' is, and has always been, so minuscule. Alas, with not only these charges as well as Sanders' advanced age, putting these against the current incumbent, the healthiest President IN HISTORY as well as being the most intelligent EVER, I, with deep regret, can see it going only one way (no matter who the challenger is) - and how I dearly wish to the bottom of my heart it wouldn't be so! But who am I to say? I'm just a lone outsider observer.

February 24, 2020 at 5:00 AM  
Blogger Ur-spo said...

There is nothing worse than flat champagne. Best to open a new bottle.

February 24, 2020 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

No problem, Debra! It's always good to bring up forgotten moments of our past.

No need to apologize, Dave R. We feel the same way.

Thank you Raybeard. you are totally correct about how people here let their imaginations run wild whenever Socialism is mentioned. It's like McCarthyism is making a comeback.

Thank you Spo and hope you got to pop the cork last weekend! Belated Happy Anniversary!

February 24, 2020 at 6:51 PM  

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