Skip to comments.Lucidity In The Balance: Al Gore's Bad Trip
Posted on 05/31/2004 5:35:58 AM PDT by jslade
Lucidity in the balance: Al Gore's bad trip
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: May 31, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern
By Doug Powers
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com
"Nurse Ratchet, white courtesy phone ... Nurse Ratchet, white courtesy phone."
The meds cup is on the way ... perhaps a bit too late. Al Gore, speaking of the abuses at Abu Ghraib and other prisons in a recent speech at New York University, stated, "Where do we go to get our good name back?" The man who was Bill Clinton's VP for eight years didn't even snicker when he said this.
Ah, yes, the good ol' days when everybody in the world liked us. The shoplifters sure do miss the crooked store security guards, don't they?
Gore also called for the resignations of Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, Stephen Cambone, Condoleezza Rice and George Tenet, stopping just short of asking George Bush to give himself a spanking and condemning the fall lineup on the WB.
In this particular speech, as in many others, Gore spoke of the world as one entity comprised of healthy, harmonic tissue with the United States acting as a cancer on that body. He spent the better part of his comments talking down the U.S. military in a generalized fashion, outlining the nasty things they have done to prisoners, with some reporting that they were "forced to eat pork and drink alcohol." This one in particular didn't resonate with me, since it's the same complaint often voiced by visitors to my house.
Viewing and listening to Gore's recent speeches, it's pretty apparent that this is one ticked-off man, bitter to the core at ... well ... all of us.
For eight years, Gore defended his lying, adulterous boss while watching his wife, Tipper, slap parental warning stickers everywhere except where they belonged on Bill Clinton's pants. During those years, Gore observed Clinton's successful election and re-election, and naturally tried to emulate him politically.
The problem for Gore was that, as it is with watching great athletes and musicians, the Clinton's make it look so easy that anybody thinks they can do it. In trying to copy the pattern of his former boss in achieving the nation's highest office, Gore was like a three-fingered shop teacher convinced he can perform the same sleight of hand magic of David Copperfield. In doing so, Gore dropped the cards all over the floor, right next to his marbles.
The root of Gore's real downhill emotional spiral began at the presidential debate where he wore so much makeup that Tammy Faye Bakker told him to "cool it on the foundation." Gore looked like he rear-ended a Maybelline truck on his way to the theater that night. The content of the debate was lost amid the comments about Gore's appearance, which even from his supporters were something along the lines of the mournfully positive fib you hear from the family at a funeral visitation "Pop looks good, doesn't he?"
Winning the popular vote and losing the election furthered the fierce combination of rage and depression, prompting Gore to go back to Tennessee and work on genetically fusing Orson Welles and Sebastion Cabot into one, gigantic ex-vice president and former presidential candidate.
The sinking feelings of what might have been, combined with going from being a stone's throw from the presidency to a tiny footnote in the history books, may have gotten the better of Gore, but then he decided to dive back into the political pool head first, into water three feet deep.
Gore endorsed Howard Dean. The news was huge. This was the boost that would put Dean over the top and did it ever. Dean was so excited, he let out a scream like an unsuspecting janitor at Lane Bryant who just barged in on Bea Arthur in the changing room.
Gore's endorsement went to the same place his presidential hopes were dashed south. It's been all downhill for him since. Now he's giving speeches making the U.S. military and their leadership look like dirtbags from head to toe. He paints the United States with one brush, and the rest of the world with another. Gore's talks have turned into impressionist art. Verbal "Picasso's" loud and wildly over-exaggerated. If anybody's speech has four eyes, two noses and three breasts, it's Gore's.
Some say that Gore's speech gave "aid and comfort to the enemy." Did it? I don't think so. At most, all Gore did was tell the world exactly what can be such a great thing about America the freedom to behave like a total nut.
How do we correct the problems our nation faces to make this a better America? Listening to Gore over the years, the answer lies in the global community.
For Gore, "American values" these days seem to be found in every part of the world except the United States the country that screwed him over.
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I am an agnostic, but the fact that Gore is not president makes me lean towards a belief in god. (I'm not kidding here.)
Yes, it truly is amazing how closely we dodged that historical catastrophe. President Gore could very well have heralded the end of Western civilization.
Their leading candidates are an astonishing collage of terminal narcissistic loons, mental dwarfs, psychopath demogoges, criminal shysters, serial sexual predators, and (in the case of Gore) overtly psychotic whackjobs.
The only candidate in the last 30 years even remotely sane was Lieberman.
Agree with everything you say.
You got that right. I used to think that Gore was sane...sane but confused like all liberals. Watching his latest actions leaves my mouth wide-open in amazement at what I'm hearing. I expect nutty things to come out of the mouths of libs, but Gore's babblings make me wonder if he's swallowing some of the stuff the weirdos at DU take on a daily basis. The straightjacket is the next thing in order for this imbecile.
"Yes, it truly is amazing how closely we dodged that historical catastrophe. President Gore could very well have heralded the end of Western civilization."
'Spotted Al',the bird-brain, would have been a disaster. We should consider ourselves very fortunate, the Supreme Court put an end to the Demwits effort to steal the 2000 election.
It is clear that Gore has has slipped into the depths of psychosis, being lost in a a totally delusional state.
What I find particularly disturbing is that anyone, even the average Dem, still takes Gore seriously. That man is both insane and incoherent - yet there are those who still insist he is a statesman and "leader."
This article is great. This Powers guy is right up there with Dave Barry and Lewis Grizzard. Great one-liners. And true to boot.
Well that is the same charge Dickie Morris leveled against Hilary! The party of Gore shows itself to be not much more mature than a two year old: uncivilised, self centered, needing much attention, saying no all the time and above all, screeching "its not fair." Frightening to comtemplate their return to power. shudder.
Keep leaning because there's another election coming up. Imagine Clinton without the "charm" and you'd have Kerry.
He was never the sharpest knife in the drawer.
Or the fact that God allowed nuclear weapons to be developed first by America and saved mankind from the globalistic, tyrannical Nazi German rule that would have been if they had acquired the technology first. It takes more effort not to believe than it does to believe.
Love your redneck mobile home. Do you suppose there is a chamber pot" in there or do they just stop & head for the "tall grass"?
Answer: as many dead Americans as it takes to win back political power.
Hence the 9-11 Commission gets Gorelick, Ben-Veniste, and the rest of the criminals and cover-up artists.
Bump for some funny stuff.
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