Wednesday, November 08, 2006

One step beyond

Already bored with the tired, dull post-election analysis in the mainstream? There will, of course, be much more of it but it is growing wearisome already. Blah, blah, Pelosi, blah. Now that the Democrats have control of the House (though the words control and Democrat hardly come together naturally) there is a source of amusement to be had. That source, as you might imagine, is to be found in right wing blogostan, where perceptions abound that the world as we know it is about to come to an end and the new dawn of the bin Laden-dreamed Islamic Caliphate is about to swaddle the earth in turbans and burkhas. Because Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker of the House.

Indeed, the bats were up early this morning howling in anger with the news that Democrats took full control of the House and might even wind up with a string hold on the Senate, which seems unlikely even as Tester now looks to be taking the Montana seat from that odious codger Conrad Burns. Virginia is still going to be a fight. And one can hardly consider Lieberman to be part of the Democratic fold. This will be a recipe for congressional grid-lock more than anything and Bush will be able to veto almost anything he wants without fear of override. But this is not the perception of the extreme. Of course, if right wing extremists didn't have non-linear perceptions of things, they probably wouldn't be extreme now, would they?

Nonetheless, the observation that not much will change -- certainly not as far as foreign policy is concerned -- is not apparent to those on the extreme right and one can find no better example of the unhinged yowling than what is seen over at The Strata-Sphere, where we can learn that Keith Olbermann and Osama bin Laden are celebrating, probably sharing a cave and popping corks on the bubbly: the Shiite caliphate can begin the next phase of world domination thanks to Countdown. It's all quite laughable, really. So much so that one must wonder if this guy gets paid for this crap. It's like science fiction, only without the reasoned consideration. The irrational sophistry is best exampled by a view that "goose-stepping Islamo fascists are probably besides themselves with glee," something no doubt absorbed from Dick Cheney's fallacious maunderings, and that "the terrorists know they have us on the run now," while it is Keith Olbermann who embraces "conspiracy theories."
Bin Laden and Zawahiri and all the rest of the goose-stepping Islamo fascists are probably besides themselves with glee right now. And every brave Iraqi who stood up to take control of their country, who braved suicide bombs to vote, are probably cowering in fear. The Democrats are coming, with people like Keith OIberman at their head spewing insults and conspiracy theories. The terrorists know they have us on the run now. They want us out of the ME and they want to take on the EU to form their caliphate. The attacks on us will escalate. Once the herd turned, all the terrorists need to do now is scare us into a stampede.
Get all that? Now that Democrats have won the House majority, al Qaeda will make its bold move toward a world Islamic caliphate, take on the EU while attacks on America will escalate. And Iraqis, who have been getting blown up, shot and tortured with alarming regularity will now cower in fear because Pelosi is speaker of the House. But it is Keith Olbermann who spews conspiracy theories. The operative belief being that terrorists have been emboldened by America's clearly shakable resolve. Bush is resolved, but American voters are not. And I thought liberals were the blame-America-first crowd.

See, I told you it wasn't boring.

And by the way, did you know that George Bush is "the only thing standing between our sanctity for life and fetus harvesting for spare parts"? Neither did I.


Anonymous robb said...

Let us not forget that in two years the dems will take all the blame for the fucked-up situation that this admin has put us in.

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it odd to hear these right-wing nutbars praying to see disaster hit Americas shores? Where's they're patriotism?

11:03 PM  
Blogger Melhi said...

We're aiding terrorists, today? Dang! Did I miss a memo? I have "eating babies" down for this afternoon in my liberal-agenda calendar. Just so I'm clear, we're still turning everyone gay on Saturday, right?


10:14 AM  
Blogger theBhc said...

Right. And don't forget: we're all going to be high when we do it.

4:21 PM  

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