Congratulations and best wishes to Barack and Michele Obama on the re-election of “The Bamster.” And by a strange coincidence, to welcome the joyous occasion, the Stephen Spielberg movie, ‘Lincoln,’ opens in Washington this Friday.
Recall the comparisons between Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln being made late in 2008. They were both long and lanky and came from Illinois. They both assumed office in the midst of great crisis. If Barack Obama hadn’t been re-elected, though, the premiere of the “Lincoln” movie (starring Daniel Day-Lewis as old Abe) would not have had a celebratory aura surrounding it.
So it is amazing, the timing on this movie premiere coming as it does. It is as if Everything Is Under Control, as the late Robert Anton Wilson liked to say.
Everything is under control. Back on March 22nd, Ersjdamoo’s Blog was discussing “I’m a zombie, and I vote.” Pimples had been shockingly discovered by the “news” fakers. These shocking pimples had been revealed on the asses of all the then Republican presidential contenders – except for one of them. The “news” fakers could find no pimples back then on the ass of Mitt Romney.
The “news” fakers also kept repeating the blanketing pundit opinion that Mitt Romney was the only one who had a “realistic chance” of defeating Barack Obama in the November election. Then we heard from primary voters in various states as they left the voting places: “I’m for Mitt Romney because he is the only one who has a realistic chance of defeating Obama come November.” (Actual statements from Republican primary voters.) I’m a zombie, and I vote!
So the “news” fakers chose the straw man, Mitt Romney, to be the opposition candidate. Call him Bob Dole the Second. (In 1996, Bob Dole was the straw man candidate set up to be Bill Clinton’s opponent.) But they still needed at least 50 percent voter turnout yesterday, November 6, 2012, to make things legitimate. Otherwise, as Sherman H. Skolnick once told me, if the voter turnout is less than 50 percent they begin to have problems. And so, the “opinion polls” were brought into play. “By golly, this race is close! It is too close to call! Isn’t it exciting! Be sure to vote! This one will be close!”
That, in a nutshell, is simply the truth. It is not “sour grapes.” I personally wish President Obama well. And as an olive branch I extend the thought that Obama is at least a cut above the sleazebag Bill Clinton. Obama at least has some dignity. And he did inherit a mess, both with the economy and the Middle East quagmire.