I have a lot I want to write about — the efficacy of Jungian dream symbols in regards to speculative neuroscience and unconscious revelation; how the suspension of disbelief in comic book movie narratives is directly proportional to the technological nature of the hero’s abilities; why I like faux-chicken nuggets.
But it’s Super Tuesday! Again!
My dear Hillary, what hath you wrought? A fractured party with little chance of healing before what is sure to be a grueling general election. But we all have our bright and shiny dreams to ruthlessly cling to past the point of logic, common sense and decency. Besides, sacrificing your principles upon the altar of political expediency is par for the course if you’re an elected official gunning for the highest office in the land.
That’s the conventional wisdom, anyway. Yet you don’t see Barack Obama taking this tack. Which is why he could fail to lock down the nomination.
Hillary, on the other hand, is willing to talk about "obliterating Iran," making nail-biting defense policy in a lopsided debate on ABC. Save it for the Presidency, please. Or better yet, keep it in the right wing think tank where it belongs. (I’m still trying to find support for this ludicrous statement among any of the prominent defense think tanks who actually publish their findings. No go so far, but I did stumble upon this piece about how Israel’s sophisticated missile defense shield and nuclear retaliatory capabilities would be sufficient to ensure its survival in the case of Iranian attack. The Iranians, however, do not fare so well in this scenario.)
Hooray for Hillary’s Gas Tax Holiday, or whatever they’re calling it today. “I’m not going to put my lot in with economists," she says, when pressed that her
plan gimmick won’t result in actual savings at the pump. Better yet, she has zero hope of getting this kind of legislation passed this season, and, even if it managed to move out of Congress, our oil baron President would surely veto it with extreme prejudice.
Obama, as usual, sees through the bullshit and refuses to jump on the political bandwagon. But Bill Clinton‘s ongoing dog & pony show across rural America trumps any pretense to economic sense. "Bubba dun come to our town! He’s one of us, gaw-gaw-gaw!" Right. I’m sure you yokels get paid millions of dollars to speak on behalf of foreign trade organizations, too.
At this point I’m having trusting anything Hillary says. Do I believe her "green collar jobs" initiative, or will she further inflate the national defense budget while pursuing an incoherent foreign policy? Who cares? All we really need to know is she’s a fighter.
Maybe later I’ll articulate my three-prong solution to America’s energy and economic woes. Or perhaps I’ll talk about Iron Man and the aforementioned suspension of disbelief in comic book films. . . or faux-chicken nuggets. . . I guess you’ll just have to wait and see.
THIS JUST IN: Obama brings peace to Niger ‘s Delta region. Could this be the key to lower oil prices?