|THE KISS OF SOLITUDE|
I knew it. There WERE the usual oh so serious commentary this morning conflating OPENING DAY with the presidential primaries - two grand AMERICAN seasonal traditions- except on this Sunday morning it seemed almost sacrilegious to mention
|AND I HAVEN'T MENTIONED THE UMP-|
Jogging out to the mound to break
up the secret meeting
It is almost a sort of self-cannilbalism- is that even a thing?- eventually Chuck Todd devours the very salad bowl he uses to trim his hair every Sunday morning. I know I'm getting into ad hominem which some of my Twitter admirers have- and rightfully so- accuse me of but Chuck is just our trope for the main news in general- Chuck, "get in there and pitch the 2020 elections; "Chuck, baby, the latest NBC/Highlights Poll for Chelsea Clinton's chances in 2028" you get the idea. A feeding frenzy of limitless nonsense and eventuality. Lets see what the Republicans (and Democrats) have to say about abortion; immigration? guns? election after election the trigger words, buzzwords, polling-words- minimum wage, medicaid, social security- the national debt ( do a majority of their viewers even know what that is?) The same responses year after year, election after election. Obama in trying to work with the obstructionist Republicans for all these years has garnered a fairly decent record of accomplishment but lets face it the country would have been much better served had the Republicans been at least willing to talk and compromise and work things out for the betterment of all the American people; Chuck and the News, however, would always talk in terms of the "American people's ANGER at Washington" seeming to put much of the blame for what little success has filtered through since the GREAT REPRESSION on Obama and never faulting the Republicans for failing to meet their political and moral obligations. They have no idea on how to handle a loose cannon like Trump. They know he's THEIR creature too. They haven't figured out to just shut off their cameras to him. Cameras are his oxygen. But then again ask the failed TV actor and now head of CBS, Les Moonves, about that. Trump is money in the bank for them.
It's undoubtably the start - or the middle - of what can be called THE GREAT REACTION. The Republicans are hoping for what they could consider the RESTORATION- Either title and America is set back 60 years. Question for final- What is a MODERATE Republican? For extra credit- why are so-called conservatives republicans? What are they conservative about? If conservatives are PRO status-quo, what's their problem? If they espouse "smaller" government- why then don't they like Obama's? Compare his administration with Bush's. Discuss.
Sunday morning in America and the first thing I must check is my trusty cable guide that will tell me which one of the networks my gal, PEGGY NOONAN, will grace with her presence today.