Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Personal Aside: Its the Winter of Discontent for One Liberal as Mark Kirk Veers Right Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright: In the Forests of the Night!
Go Ahead, Hate Kirk Even During The Holidays [sic].
Parodying a popular politically correct syndicated Illinois columnist and blogger:
I try not to hate. Hating is bad for your health. Besides, the holiday season [sic] has officially begun so its wise to put off hating until after New Years.
Whats all this mishmash about hate?
Hes referring to Mark Kirk. Its the frenetic reaction of anger and denial to Rep. Mark Kirk who used to be a liberal Republican darling: someone who accommodated the columnists hotly attested liberalism.
My guess is that these things upset the local columnist so much he bites his lip to refrain from hating:
The old Kirk was resolutely pro-abort: well, he still is but hes now courting pro-lifer Sarah Palin for an endorsement.
The old Kirk was pro-gun control. Theres very little mention of that issue in the new Kirks approach.
The old Kirk voted for Cap and Trade. Now the revelation that tons of e-mails show fraud and cooked books has evidently helped cause a change in Kirk.
The old Kirk boasted about his military expertise, then headed a House caucus to oppose George W. Bushs surge. The now Kirk is now full of fight, proclaiming we must win in Afghanistan, the war that Barack Obama once called the right war.
The old Kirk kept talking about federalized health care. The new Kirk takes a look at the polls and sees that Obamas health care plan is opposed by a majority.
The old Kirk didnt seem to dabble in the issue of where terrorists are tried. The new Kirk absolutely hates the idea that terrorists will be tried in a civil federal court where they can make use of American constitutional guarantees that they are sworn as fanatics to overthrow.
The old Kirk didnt seem to care where terrorists are incarcerated. The new Kirk absolutely despises the idea that they will be likely held at Thomson.
Dont get me wrong: Im not going to vote for either Kirk, old or new. But Im amused at the columnist who is in denial and vowing not to hate Kirk because he does not want to face the changes that are coming to the systemeven likely in deep hued blue Illinois (which will likely become purplish next year). What gets our man steaming is not that Mark Kirk is acting like a wind-sock which he is and which he reflected as the congressman of the liberal 10th. What gets our liberal syndicated local politically correct columnist and blogger mad to the point of having to confess he must fend off hate is that hes immersed in denial. His comfortable Squid world is changing before his eyes. All those nice liberal nostrums a quick pullout from Iraq a speedy resolution in Afghanistan global warming the lovely possibility of encasing of 1/6th of the economy that is health care into a government program gun control as an absolute which absolves human beings of responsibility for carnage
the lovely thought that once a liberal president apologizes for U.S. policy in Iran hasnt stanched the Iranians determination to build a nuclear bomb the soft view that Obama groveling in his Ankara speech didnt win friends in Turkey the code word Obama sent to the Arabs that hes with them against Israel emotionally failed to turn around the hated of those in Palestinian territories where only 15% have a favorable view of the U.S. and 87% an unfavorable the blunt truth that in Pakistan un-favorables have risen to 68% this year despite all the apologies the Messiah has made the deep bowso deep that Obama almost fell over on his headto the Japanese emperor has not changed Japanese attitudes of skepticism with 57% queasiness over U.S. constancy the forthcoming decision that well reinforce the troops in Afghanistan just as Bush would have donebut without the will to win: end the war is the mantra now, isnt it?...the discomfiture of Michael Moore the discomfiture of The New York Times editorial yesterday that said the Messiah is listening not to experts but to of all people Rahm Emanuel on the Middle East.
These are the things, I submit, that make our columnist friend say he will strive not to hate Mark Kirk.
But to him I say: Go ahead. You can hate Kirk. Its good for you. Join us. Even during, as you so delicately put it the holidays [sic]. Bear down, let that pent up emotion out: you have the right to hate Kirk and we understand youve picked him out as scapegoat since he has betrayed your fatuity that caused you to believe he shared your convictions. Wrongo. Kirk believes nothing. That realization makes you share my view of him doesnt it? Thats why youre boiling, isnt it?
In truth, Kirks departure makes you feel all the more alone. Thats why you strive not to hate him. Well let it go. Pull out the stops. Hate him for being a weasel. He is. Say it and youll feel better.
Anyhow, get used to it, brother. 2010 is going to send you to such frustrated compulsion not to hate that you may get sick and I wouldnt want that to happen because you churn out the best largely Democratic news going. So step up and let that hate spew out even during what you call the holidaysEaster oh Im sorry: I meant: the Spring solstice.
Spring solstice, of course.
Did He Who Made the Lamb Make Thee?
And my advice to Tiger is to let it all hang out like David Letterman did. He had a lot more to confess than you. He turned his studio office into a near bordello. Hes also a liberal snot, looking down his nose at the crass multitude. You? Youve got a much easier job. You only fooled around with her for a one-nighter or maybe two. Three? Okay four in Australia. Book a news conference, become a man and tell the world that your wife whacked you with a 5-iron. Whacked you so hard you had a small concussion. Apologize to your kids at the same time. Then go out to your golf tournament, play well and forget it.
And dont let that hook--er get you down. What ever you do, dont pay her. How can she afford a top-billed lawyer like Gloria Allred? Allred costs more per hour than her client, Tiger. She also has a professionals grip on the media. Watch out.