Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Barack the fake

Speaking tomorrow night in front of fake columns reminiscent of Athens,
the "Birthplace of Democracy":

Image from The Political Inquirer

Arugula, my friends.

"Because America just sucks" actually resonates as a jibe. Amazing. You could not have teased that FDR or Truman believed America sucked. The jibe would have fallen to Earth with a flat clunk. Nor Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, Nixon. Maybe Carter - but not during his 1976 candidacy. Not Reagan, not Bush 41, not Clinton, not GWB. Bill Clinton:
"There's nothing wrong with America that can't be fixed by what's right with America."
I read that quote at the Clinton Presidential Library. Barack will never have such a structure - mainly b/c the jibe resonates.

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