I’m a little nervous.
And not because I think my sweet Hopey McChangey is going to lose. Au contraire, mon amie! Many Democrats keep uttering things like “landslide.” America has been a 51-49 nation since the Culture Wars began and commonfolk could be divided along class and tribal lines. Such as, by nature of their needs, you’d think poor white people and poor black people would band together to fight their circumstances, but the teachings of Tim Wise would prove otherwise.
Culture Wars, re: ignorance and racism, trump common sense every time.
Or does it. And that’s what freaks me out. Since the economy discombobulated all over us, the Obama Campaign has been on fire. Smoother than smooth. Calmer than calm and quicker than quick in recognizing and dealing with problems that most Democrats don’t fight until after the fact.
Like poor and minority voters having their rights disenfranchised. Launching a team of lawyers to fight voter suppression in lieu of the looming election. The Colin Powell endorsement, huge no matter how hard some right wingers must trash a man they thought was their “pet Negro,” but, as I’ve said before, if they’d ever actually listened to him talk about his reality they would have figured out long ago, Powell is no one’s pet.
And the South shall rise again … but for Obama? In Virginia? Once the seat of the Confederacy, it’s residents are so dissatisfied that they’re considering to go the way of The Great Black Hopemongerer? North Carolina? Talks of Obama using this “I’m rich, bitch!” donation stash to start making inroads in Georgia?
Georgia? The one Sherman burnt to the ground?
The state polls show he’s more than closing in, he is beating down. He’s neck-and-neck in Ohio and Missouri. He’s leading in Florida where the Sarah Palin pick has gone over like a lead balloon with the fiscally conservative (but not too keen on the cultural conservatives) Jewish voters. Plus, her church participated in hosting a “Jews for Jesus” group. If you want to creep out a Jew who loves being a Jew, start hanging out with Jews for Jesus, which many Jews believe is a “peaceful” extenuation of the Holocaust.
Yeah. The shit is that deep.
John McCain is on defense, offense, the fence, fighting a trench war he only recently prepared for. The Obama campaign has been on the ground in ever state mobilizing for more than a year. Two years in some cases. Johnny Mac is a Johnny-Come-Lately, as he fights for Pennsylvania despite an 11 point Obama lead.
What the hell is going on? There are rumors that Obama plans to take his fight right to McCain’s front door of Arizona, where the senator is up by 11. There are rumors that McCain, with his shrinkage — re: funding shrinkage — may abandon Colorado, where Obama is up by 5 points.
Next to falling off a stage a la Bob Dole, McCain is doing almost every thing he can to help Obama overcome the Bradley Effect and get into the White House and I salute the flyboys efforts, but I’m freaked out all the same.
The Democrats are “winning,” people. The Democrats haven’t done winning in decades. Save that brief respite called the Clinton Years (which were full of prosperity and filthy oral copulation), it’s been a Democratic drought. Now we’re facing the possibility of ANOTHER political monopoly, this time — Donkey Kong style.
I’m interested if they’ll go mad with power like the Republicans did, or if they’ll maintain some semblance of common sense? Who am I kidding? Those sons (and daughters) of bitches want revenge. Even I want a taste. If they get the majority, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will morph into “The Punisher,” black skull T-shirt at all.
But what scares me, with all the success looming, with everything going the Left’s way, but we’ve seen this movie before.
How will the Democratic Party fuck up this time? They’ve botched so many elections. What possible scenarios are the DNC and the Obama Campaign over looking that they need to check their list twice on? November 4th could be a dream OR a nightmare. If the Dems mess up this time what is the most likely scenario (other than Mad Dog Joe Biden saying crazy things) to come to pass and how can we prevent it from becoming “deja vu all over again?”