Sunday, September 13, 2009

In Maureen I Trust - Again

I don't know how it happened but somehow I forgot how much I loved to read New York Times Op-Ed columnist Maureen Dowd and haven't done so in a while. Maybe I figured it wouldn't be the same without her favorite whipping boy around (she had a love/hate relationship with her 'W' - she loved to hate him).

Shame on me. The Pulitzer prize winning Divine Ms. D is still wicked smart with the English language (sometimes she's wicked wicked as well, but she's never dull).

I should know better than to think there aren't plenty of inflated egos for her to pop just because Dick and George and Karl have been relegated to the dust bin of history.  It's probably the most target rich environment ever now that the "loyal" opposition has finally had enough with this Obama guy.  You mean he's still President?!?  A couple of months is fine but he hasn't been impeached or shot or quit yet?!?

This is becoming increasingly the attitude and it's getting to the point where I'm starting to fear for the President's safety.  The nuts are actually whipping up a huge dust cloud of fear into what's becoming an increasingly large mob.  Fear and Loathing, indeed. I worry that we've only seen the tip of the iceberg on that score.

There were torches and pitchforks down the streets of DC over the weekend and judging by the signs, none of these "patriots" could decide exactly what they thought Obama represented.  I mean, can one person simultaneously be a Commie Fascist Kenyan Muslim?  And the Joker?

I know what their biggest fear is, and though they haven't yet articulated it explicitly, it lives as an undercurrent to everything they stand for: clearly Obama will next be demanding a Government take over of that most sacred of American institutions, the Klu Klux Klan.  Damn socialists!  We'll have to stand in long lines and fill out unnecessary forms just so we can be issued defective nooses, flame retardant flaming crosses and yellowed robes and hoods.  Probably manufactured by illegal immigrants!  And after that?  God forbid - NASCAR?!?!?

Anyway, sorry.  Got off topic.

I promise not to stray again, Maureen!  This week's column was right on and funny to boot (per your norm).  I'm now going to get caught up on what I missed.