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Where O Where will Dick Cheney Be?

Posted by Ryan on August 5, 2008

Word is buzzing that Dick Cheney may not be invited to speak at the Republican National Convention.  A sitting two-term Vice President has never been snubbed by the incumbent party’s convention that I can think of in modern times.  I know that if Cheney doesn’t go it’ll be spun as his “choice” to help McCain, but McCain’s people are probably spearheading the effort to snub him — McCain’s camp has not seemed to care about Conservative sympathies anyway.

Regardless, I know the McCain people are iffy about having the divisive liberal lightning rod, Dick Cheney, speak at the Convention, but c’mon! 

I suggest giving Cheney a spot introducing McCain on September 4!  I mean, no one is going to watch McCain’s acceptance speech since most Americans watching TV that night will catch the opening game of the 2008 NFL season as division rivals Washington Redskins play the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants instead! 

At this rate, I may be watching football too.

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Is Bush Batman?

Posted by Ryan on July 28, 2008

Apparently, a number of op-ed articles have hit the Internet regarding Christopher Nolan’s new film, the box-office shattering The Dark Knight, and how Batman allegorically plays the role of George W. Bush (some say Batman is Dick Cheney or a generic conservative hero)! 

A friend tipped me off to this concept last night and I looked around the Internet finding that this notion has been proliferating, even to the WSJ Online!  It makes a lot of sense to see The Dark Knight as an allegory of the War on Terror and about Batman as the man who few people like as the one who has to make the hard choice to blur the lines in order to achieve victory — aka GWB to some. 

Leftist blogs are wicked upset that a movie with such a black-and-white treatment of morality like this one can make $300 million in just ten days while their beloved anti-war flicks quickly sputter and die quick deaths!  In The Dark Knight, terrorists (The Joker’s crew) are the remorseless fiends who fight for no discernible reason beyond the joy of it, and the good people have very tough choice to make on how to defeat them.  It mirrors reality.

Given the box office success of this film, perhaps the American people still yearn for a no nonsense ass-kicker rather than an international ass-kisser in their leaders.  This bodes well for McCain down the stretch, with less than 100 left until my birthday, which happens to be Election Day this year.  But will people make this connection and understand its implications?  Will the baggage of the last eight years show up on Election Day and turn American into an Obama Nation?  Who knows?   If the allegory holds however, then it’s the Republicans and Bush who must take the hit for having made hard, sometimes unpopular, choices which have nonetheless made all of us safer.

Pic from Rick Rockwell.

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Obama Would Win Europe

Posted by Ryan on March 8, 2008

…And that’s one reason why I hope he’ll lose in America!

I was thumbing through my usual cites for something to post this morning when this piece posted on RCP emerged and struck a very dissonant chord with me. Guy Sorman’s “Europe Loves Obama” piece was hard to read since I wasn’t too sure if he was being tongue-in-cheek or not.  He’s definitely a Leftist Europhile and had a few outrageous things to say as to why Europe loves Obama:

  • Obama is a “good American” like Michael Moore, Robert Redford, Noam Chomsky, and Mia Farrow, not a “bad American” like Billy Graham, Dubya and Cheney.
  • Europe loves minorities while America oppresses our minorities, going as far as to say “whites started the war in Iraq.”
  • Europe infers that Obama is pro-Palestinian by the company he keeps and thereby might stick it to the Jews.
  • Obama’s a death-penalty abolitionist, he’s protectionist, and “reserved about his faith:” all things European elites love.
  • And finally Sorman states of European sentiment:  “The good American is expected neither to trade nor to fight terrorism. If more Americans were good, in fact, there would be no terrorists, as the Left in both Europe and the U.S. often contends.”

Huh?

Having re-read the article several times, I’m still not sure if Sorman was trying to make a point about European elitist absurdity or laying out these points as pluses for Obama!

Nonetheless, I’m surprised that an article like this is appearing so early in the campaign cycle.  Usually we get these kinds of stories closer to the general or even in the Fall as a last ditch effort for Europe to meddle in our affairs.  Remember the Daily Mirror‘s “How could 59 million people be so dumb?” post-2004 Election issue (strangely, after it was all said and done, John Kerry actually ended up with around 59 million votes to Bush’s 62 million)?  If Europe was so awesome and advice-worthy, why aren’t we talking about who the American people would like to be the next leader of the EU?  Exactly.  I have tended to vote against whoever European elites want running America, and apparently will proudly continue to do so in 2008 as well.

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