Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hope springs eternal.

Jeb Bush’s Nightmare Scenario


Anonymous said...

What is so obvious inside the beltway looks so surreal out here in fly over land, until enough million$ get spent on advertising?

The whole Bush vs. Clinton thing apparently about to be foisted on the US electorate reminds me of something from a Douglas Adams book...

"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard, the wrong lizard might get in"

It comes from a very ancient democracy, you see..."
"You mean, it comes from a world of lizards?"
"No," said Ford, who by this time was a little more rational and coherent than he had been, having finally had the coffee forced down him, "nothing so simple. Nothing anything like so straightforward. On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people."
"Odd," said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a democracy."
"I did," said Ford. "It is."
"So," said Arthur, hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't people get rid of the lizards?"
"It honestly doesn't occur to them," said Ford. "They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they've voted in more or less approximates to the government they want."
"You mean they actually vote for the lizards?"
"Oh yes," said Ford with a shrug, "of course."
"But," said Arthur, going for the big one again, "why?"
"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard," said Ford, "the wrong lizard might get in. Got any gin?"
"I said," said Ford, with an increasing air of urgency creeping into his voice, "have you got any gin?"
"I'll look. Tell me about the lizards."
Ford shrugged again.
"Some people say that the lizards are the best thing that ever happenned to them," he said. "They're completely wrong of course, completely and utterly wrong, but someone's got to say it."
"But that's terrible," said Arthur.
"Listen, bud," said Ford, "if I had one Altairian dollar for every time I heard one bit of the Universe look at another bit of the Universe and say 'That's terrible' I wouldn't be sitting here like a lemon looking for a gin.
(End quote)

From Douglas Adams: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish

PO'd American said...

Go back home little Jebby (where ever that is) you amnesty supporting RHINO Ahole. This is one child WE CAN leave behind(Si se puede).

rexxhead said...

Man-oh-man, that writer got thiiiis close to understanding when he said "...hampered by very weak numbers with independents and Democrats."

All these candidates are picked by people who WILL vote for them because of party affiliation. That's not enough. To win in the generals, you must have support from people who had no say in choosing you: independents (including libertarians) and voters from the other party.

The GOP, by and large, rejected Ron Paul because he wasn't sufficiently 'mainline' GOP. They completely ignored the support he would have pulled from outside their so-called big tent (including LOTS of Dems). Had anyone in the GOP realized that other-than-Republicans might swing the election, we could have a President Paul today, but noooo!

Fools, all of them.