(Originally posted for Drinking Liberally Philadelphia http://bit.ly/PZjmBn)
No one moment defines the current wave of 16th century inspired
Conservatism (Neo-Proto-Conrvatism?) than Clint Eastwood's debate with a
Now I don't necessarily agree that he's senile or possibly insane, I actually kind of agree with Bill Maher http://huff.to/Q2sOQi,
Eastwood was asked to surprise the Convention, and as an entertainer he
chose to attempt a highly conceptual comedy bit casually asking
questions on every Republican's mind. Where I disagree with Maher is
that Eastwood failed miserably, he tried to do something different and
Eastwood failed in creating a conceptually coherent bit because the
premise was inherently false, in between rambling and even going off
accepted Republican script by criticism the war in Afghanistan, he
didn't ask any valid questions for their opponent, only what Republicans
imagine of their opponent.
There in-lies Republican's conceptual problem, their qualms with
Obama are not based in fact, but pure racism and fear. The conceptual
Obama falls apart because the answers Republicans expect are not
answered by actual policy or the downfall of America, but are answered
by the loudest and most racist of the movement.
First we have Walker Texas Ranger prophesying 1000 years of darkness if Barack Beelzebub Obama is reelected http://huff.to/TiJXtI.
Then the son of a country legend who's career highlight is a football
theme song states that there's a secret (but not so secret because are
you ready for some football) Gay Muslim in the White House who hates
farming, fishing and Daisy Duke http://huff.to/OSK5z3.
Then there's this Tea Party peach who is soundly taken down by Soledad O'Brien and our very own mayor Michael Nutter http://huff.to/OkhHTQ.
She says that Obama sucks because he is not making rash decisions and
forcing US will on French Cheese-Eating-Surrender-Monkeys and
invading...uh...I think it was Syria, yeah I heard about that on the
My point is that these people aren't crazy, they aren't senile, they
are just wrong. Their arguments are coming from an imaginary black guy
sitting in a chair who is different than you and very scary who
unfortunately for them doesn't actually exist.
What the Dems need to do this week is set up a chair of their own and
have Biden ask why Republicans are constantly saying 'no' to Obama
while never presenting any viable alternatives. The non-existent person
represented by the empty seat would be an accurate representation of
Republicans because they haven't provided any real policy alternative,
only fear, racism and old celebrities who were in that thing I watched
that one time on AMC.