30 January 2007

An Embarassment of Riches












The American public is finally waking up to what a disaster President Bush has been for the nation. The latest poll says 58% of the people wish his presidency was over now. Unfortunately, barring Congress getting off their collective rear ends and impeaching a President who really deserves it, we will have to tolerate him and his bull headed cronies for another 600+ days. So say a few prayers that he doesn't manage to take the whole country down with him.

Fortunately there is a crowd waiting in the wings, the least of which will replace him to the applause of a grateful public. Bite my tongue, but even a couple of the Republicans look good by comparison. Public disgust with this Republican president will probably mean none of them will see the inside of the White House except on a tour, so I can be kind.

On the Democratic side we have what amounts to too much of a good thing. There is literally not one of the possibilities who would make a bad President -- some with more potential than others, but none of them bad. Biden, Clinton, Dodd, Edwards, Gore, Kucinich, Obama, Richardson, Sharpton, and Vilsack are to one degree or another dipping their toes into primary pool. This is a bench that would make the New York Yankees jealous. Let us hope they will be team players for a while yet. If there is one thing we don't need for about a year is sniping in the ranks. Do the fund raising, gather the supporters, and start up the blogs, but be kind to each other for a while.

11 comments:

dr.alistair said...

ha ha ha ha aaaaaa ha ha ha ha ha.....

jeez that`s funny.

i needed that.

dr.alistair said...

and then i looked at the pictures again and saw al sharpton..............

aaaaaaaaaaaa hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahaahahahhaahahahaha......

Jamie said...

Charming. No discussion of issues just typical dreck/

AlanBoss said...

It's always nice to see folks like dr. alistair drop by to show off their intellectual acumen.

Jamie, If this posts correctly, it will seem like we have beaten my posting problem. I'm not emotionally invested enough to in racehorses or baseball to be very interesting, but I hope I can chime in more often than I have been!

"Disagree" with you? Never! Well, rarely. :-)

I think that you are right about the Republican chances for The White House in '08. I have always said about the post-Watergate election that the Republicans could have resurrected Lincoln and he couldn't have gotten elected.

It's still too soon, I think, to make any choices among the Democratic candidates. I like some more than otheres, but I still want to hear more.

Okay, I'm crossing my fingers and clicking the post button.

AlanBoss said...

Okay, that took a couple of tries, but it finally worked.

I wanted to comment a few days ago about Cheney's bullying of Wolf Blitzer on last weekend's CNN interview. I don't know what was more disturbing. Cheney's demeanor or Blitzer's cowering in the face of it. I know, Jamie, that you don't agree with me about some of my conspiracy theories, but when I watch Cheney in action, I get cold chills.

Dexter said...

While not putting all my eggs in one basket (made in Ohio by Dennis) , I am eliminating the weak and non-deserving. Obamania may claim me...but not yet. I love your baseball bench analogy, and I realize these are going to unhappy benchwarmers, as all substitutes should be, for without their eyes on the prize, they'll be boring and eliminated. Last time , I all but quit paying attention as Dean had the deal done, right? Oh...well...maybe I'll pay closer attention this time around.

Dexter said...

gee...how would the world be different if Dr. H. Dean was president? Too much to think about now...holy cow! It's almost 4 am in the east! I gotsta get to bed!...and switch to decaf after 10 at night !!!!

BBC said...

Democracy, where the people gets the government it deserves. My place has never been a democracy, has your's?

My daughter used to live right next to the glass museum in Tacoma, in the Amber Mill lofts.

Some of it was interesting, but I didn't like it there. Especially at night, I like my peace too much. There are too many idiots in Tacoma.

Jamie said...

Welcome all. Alan, I'm glad we seem to have finally defeated the gremlins.

Dexter, I refuse to pick one candidate this far out. There are ones that I favor, but if you shut everyone else down too fast thanks to influence and money you could end up with George Bush.

BBC,

I live away from downtown, but there are still too many people to suit me. Given my druthers, it would be a trailer in the woods or some other place where the animals outnumbered the neighbors. Having said that the Museums here are a nice places to visit. You just don't want to live there.

Dog's Eye View said...

Jamie: WSJ online column about Barbaro with some good links.
http://online.wsj.com/public/article/SB117017357669792427-x5k0S1oInVf7bvuHZ4qYtnaD_Nc_20070301.html?mod=tff_main_tff_top

Dog's Eye View

Jamie said...

Dogs Eye

That is a wonderful column. Thank you. I really like the way they extended it from a love of innocent animals to an awareness of the humans among us who are in need.

On the horse racing front, all of the tracks are switching to the new polytracks that are much easier on the horses. California's tracks must switch by law within the coming year.