Skip to comments.Morford: Love Masochism? Vote BushCo!
Posted on 09/15/2004 10:41:00 AM PDT by presidio9
I have a good friend who believes, gloomily, bitterly, resignedly, that not only are we in for four more years of painful and cheerless BushCo-branded tyranny and misprision and aww-shucks dumb-guy shtick, but also that we are actually at the beginning of a long, brutal, fear-based Republican juggernaut that will last a good 16 more years, at least. Because this is how long it will take for the current horrific conservative cycle to play itself out, and this would resemble a more typical and historically proven 20-year pendulum swing, in this case one toward neoconservative right-wing hate and homophobia and warmongering that will careen us toward heretofore unprecedented extremes of sadness and isolationism and far too many overweight white people with guns.
But here's the catch. Here's the argument: This dark era, this wicked 20-year dystopia America could now be facing, it might be a very good and necessary thing indeed.
Not, as you might dream, because four more years of BushCo and a dozen more of sneering Republican domination means there will likely be good times ahead. Not because we will enjoy an unprecedented era of peace and stability and generosity and environmental sustenance, humanitarian progress and U.N. cooperation and fiscal responsibility and a generally relaxed and open-minded attitude toward religion and multiculturalism and sex. I mean, don't be ridiculous. Besides, the Clinton era already happened.
But, rather, it will be necessary because the moral and spiritual and physical hemispheres of our existence will quickly become so dire and toxic and the nation's socioeconomic situation will become so extreme and desperate that maybe, just maybe, we will finally learn something.
This is the argument. It is bitter and defeatist and, maybe, if you let your inner devil's advocate speak, a little bit true.
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
I do not know why we continue to provide this creep his only readership.
Welcome to the twisted, perverted world of San Francisco...California's own land Odds...er, Oz, that is.
A brief tour of your keywords tells me you *hated* this article.
But the excerpt seems so positive! :D
I'm beginning to agree. That estrogen crazed harridan ought to be relegated to the back pages, just as the DU posts are.
Wow, I'm floored that Morford has already accepted a Kerry defeat. If someone as extreme as him is already conceding, what is the Moderate Dem thinking??
This is what these people are hoping for in order to regain power.
And I don't know about anyone else, but I think the lesson from that would be, "Don't elect Kerry for more of the same."
We're compassionate conservatives.
See, we'd be showing our compassion with their misery this way.. Bring out our Reagan posters, to surround the bath.. Play Kate Smith's "God Bless America"..
And it's always funny!
also that we are actually at the beginning of a long, brutal, fear-based Republican juggernaut that will last a good 16 more years, at least.
Want to Morford sick? Tell him this is the beginning of a 1000 year Republican rule.
Anyone want to wager on whether Ms. Morford will live to see the end of this shining era?
I've got dibs on November 2006 via overdose of OTC sleeping pills.
Here's to the ultimate demise of the demonrat party, an end to the party of liars, thieves, cheats, frauds, traitors and perverts!
"But, rather, it will be necessary because the moral and spiritual and physical hemispheres of our existence will quickly become so dire and toxic and the nation's socioeconomic situation will become so extreme and desperate that maybe, just maybe, we will finally learn something."
Morford needs to quit plagiarizing what some of the "we'll teach the Republicans a lesson by electing Carter / Clinton / Kerry" third-party geniuses write here.
Those in dispair are free to move their homo-posteriors to france.
I would submit this is the ongoing rejection of the hippie sixties. Even clinton had to reject the left ot be eeeeelectable in his campaigns.
Holy cow! Subject be damned, this is truly bad writing!! Does someone actually pay this guy money?
"The mystics and psychics and the energy workers, the healers and the deep astrologers and the ancient shamanistic texts, all tend to agree that a major shift is already under way on this planet, a massive spiritual/energetic transformation slowly sweeping all of humanity, right now and throughout the coming decade, affecting everyone and everything, ready or not, bringing the world's issues and conflicts and spiritual questions to a critical head."
You know, I was talking with my neighbor Stosh this morning, and he said pretty much the same thing. Stosh has been known to have his mystical and psychic moments, especially after he's spent the better part of the day washing down cognacs with MGD's. He also qualifies as an "energy worker" too, since he's employed at the nuclear plant down by Joliet. I'll have to ask him whether or not he's a shaman -- I don't know him that well yet.
Anyway, it was good to have two bits of good news -- one from Morford, one from Stosh -- on the same day. Considering how the presidential election seems to be trending, I was about to go jump off the roof.
By the way -- keep posting Morford. He's highly entertaining. Can't you just see him setting off the smoke alarms as he writes?
Chances are her boyfriend already did.
Sorry my bad, should have read: Want to make Morford sick?
" . . . painful and cheerless . . . tyranny and misprision . . ."
Sounds more like the Clinton presidency, to me.
... full of light and generosity and awareness and a deep, abiding respect for those who share this pale blue dot with us.
I don't see John Kerry capable of making this kind of change, do you?
Does this mean that the ruining of a good word by forcing the euphimism "gay" down our throats (so to speak) will be exposed as a sham?
How sad for you, San Fran, that "gay" is not really gay after all. But then it never really was.
There is no joy in Mudville
mighty Kerry has struck out.
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