A presidential election is not an exercise in democracy; it is an abdication of democracy. Every four years, those who care to, enter a voting booth and sign off on both their right to influence policy and their very awareness of it. It is this abdication that has enabled you to make such a creative use of the Offal Office.
Even though we are a one-party system, I must admit that the Democratic faction has a tougher row to hoe. Democrats have to pay lip service to public participation, Republicans don’t. The trouble is that every once in a while a Democratic candidate surfaces who actually takes this nonsense seriously. This is why we have to contend with bamaobama this time around.
The good news is that for all of its natter about democracy and “the people”, the Democratic Party is still run by party hacks. The smoke-filled room has been replaced by the super delegate’s Blackberry. And therein is the salvation of the country.
Okay, so during the touchy-feely Sixties the big talk was about “power to the people” and all of that bullshit. The trouble with the people is that they don’t understand the proper use of power. Only those who occupy the corridors of power truly understand and appreciate it. Give the people power and the result is self-indulgence and licentiousness.
Thank God HillBill has all but been anointed by the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), and thank God for the council and their heroic efforts to purge the party of its populist contagion. It’s dedications to centerism and triangulation has given us Iraq, Afghanistan, outsourcing and the economic meltdown that will prove a boon for the council’s corporate masters.
Between HillBill and the DLC you may be sure that when the convention rolls around it will make little difference how many delegates bamaobama has won in free and open elections. The party’s Super Delegates will obediently fall into line and make sure that America’s dynastic domination by corporate interests continues unabated.
Let HillBill prevail with her "solutions, solutions, solutions", the same sterile solutions that have brought America to the precipice of a new age of chronic disaster management.
With HillBill’s appointment, the GOP will snap to attention in a frenzy of rabid unity and John “Mad Dog” McCain will be swept into office and the beat will go on and on and on.
I think it’s time for the DLC to lean on the Senate to get S 1959, the “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Act” passed. This is the chemo that will shrink the populist tumor once and for all. America can’t afford another bamaobama.