If McCain wins, he’ll face a Democratic congress that’s beyond furious. Losing is one thing, but after eight years of George Bush and Karl Rove, losing a vicious campaign like this one will cause Dems to go berserk. They won’t even return McCain’s phone calls, let alone work with him on legislation. It’ll be four years of all-out war.
Really? They’ll be furious? They’ll wage all-out war? Really? Kevin has such faith in the outrage capacity and fortitude of the elected leaders of the Democratic party. He really thinks they’ll wage all-out war. It’s charming, in a way. Jesus tits. I have absolutely no faith at all that he’s right. I would like to sit here tonight, fired up, to tell you that even if, God forbid, we end up with President McCain and Vice President Palin, they’ll face a hostile Congress determined to blunt their every crap endeavor … I would so like to tell you that.
But the past two years have shown us nothing if not that what Congressional Democrats are most afraid of is being called pussies and partisans and hippies and liberals on TV. We saw it on the war and we saw it on FISA and we saw it every time Joe Lieberman opened his mouth (ooooh, he’s not getting invited to party lunches he himself voluntarily stopped attending months ago!) and we’re seeing it with SCHIP and we’re seeing it with drilling. We’re seeing that on every issue who the Democrats actually respond to is their big-business bankrollers and the cable TV loudmouths and professional assholes like David Broder, and we’re not replacingthem this election, more’s the goddamn pity.
Let me tell you what will happen should President McCain take the oath of office. There will be approximately six months of a honeymoon period, during which every commentator on TV and every Democrat who appears beside said commentator mouths the words “deserves the benefit of the doubt.” Much saying of “time to move beyond the past” will occur. The President will be presumed to have time to put his or her cabinet together, appoint varous hacks and morons to various high positions during which time even Russ Feingold will declare that the President should get what the President wants. During these six months, another few hundred US soldiers will die in Iraq. Iraqis will die, too, but we won’t count them. The economy will continue to get worse.
After those six months, some sort of foreign policy crisis will increase the President’s Sunday Show Street Cred. He will appear on TV looking powerful and it’ll hit the re-set clock on those six months. His approval ratings will slip, but it’ll just be hippies and decadent leftists in enclaves. Real Americans will still love the President, because he’s the president, and deserves the benefit of the doubt. Really, we should move beyond the past. Lather, rinse, repeat, stab out own brain with fish fork, until it’s four years later and we’re trying to figure out how we are still in Iraq and why nothing’s been done, and oh hello, Mr. NSA Agent, so pleased to see you at my door this fine autumn evening. Wheredoes the time go?
Maybe, if a Democratic Congress gets pissed enough, we can muster up a half-dozen or so senators to say what needs saying to the soon-to-be-former Bush Administration and the incoming McCain Administration:You people are whoremongers who killed hundreds of thousands of innocents and you should stand in the public square IN CHAINS. Maybe a President McCain might make them mad enough to stand up and say that, a couple of them anyway, at least until five or six “journalists” on a morning show all soberly agree they went too far. Maybe the apology that eventually comes forth will be a little less grovel-some, if Congress declares all-out war, after five or six years of the benefit of the doubt, and waiting until the time is right, and keeping the powder dry.
I mean honestly, can any of you who’ve lived through the HIDEOUSLY UNPOPULAR PRESIDENT BUSH’s second term see this happening?
Wage all-out war. What might that look like? Sternly worded letters? Votes of contempt? Maybe the Democratic Congress will be so pissed off it will vote to condemn MoveOn.org, or pass a resolution honoring Christmas, or lauding Rush Limbaugh.
You can never do that kind of thing too often.