Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Democrat's prayer (and also a comedian's)

Oh please Lord, let Sarah Palin win the Republican nomination for President. Yes, nominate Sarah, who once revealed to Katie Couric that she doesn’t know the name of a single newspaper, probably because she has never read one. Assuming she knows how to read.

If it can’t be Sarah Palin, Lord, let it be Michelle Bachman, whose ignorance of history makes her a laughing stock.

If it can’t be Michelle Bachman, Lord, let it be the plastic Republican who is named after a baseball glove and who once strapped his dog to the roof of his car and roared down the highway, and who was for Obamacare before he was against it.

If it can’t be Mitt Romney Lord, let it be Paul Ryan, whose plot to kill Medicare has the majority of Americans seething with outrage.

Y’see, I believe that America for some strange reason is coming to its senses. And when the process is complete, the Republicans are finished. I was about to say “the crazy Republicans,” but is there any other kind?

2 comments:

Joe said...

Yes, nominate Sarah, who once revealed to Katie Couric that she doesn’t know the name of a single newspaper, probably because she has never read one.

Followed by a hysterical fit "eliminationism", implying that the entirety of a political outlook is "finished". That's quite the fantasy endloesung.

Okay. I'll take that as a serious presentation of philosophical ideas and weltanschauung, 'n stuff.

New York Crank said...

For those who are not as well educated as Joe, who I suspect is somebody I like, even if he happens to be a regular contributor to a certain right wing blog, allow me to help out among any of the unlettered masses who may have read his tongue-in-cheek screed.

"Endloesung" is the final solution, as in Mr. A. Hitler's "final solution" to the Jewish "problem" – the problem being that Jews existed.

Weltanschauung is a bit more difficult to translate with formidable precision, but essentially it's an overarching world view, sometimes with a particular slant on things.

So okay, Joe, how come if you're so smart you're still such a conservative?

Don't answer that, Joe. It was a rhetorical question.

Rhetorical is ... oh never mind.

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank