It is getting harder and harder to write anything worthwhile about the domestic and international political scenes. Everywhere one looks, one sees mountebanks, liars, fools, evil doers, and just plain dopes at work--and all aided by a grotesquely incompetent, lazy, and leftist mass media.
Where to start?
How about our amazing Vice President Joe Biden? Without doubt, he is one of the stupidest politicians on the global scene--he even gives Britain's Clare Short a run for the title of Dopus Maximus. Any conservative politician with his record of plagiarism, malapropism, buffoonery, vanity, and pure unadulterated idiocy would have been laughed off the stage long ago. Not Joe, however. No, not Joe. The press finds him "charming," a man who connects with the simple people, a man with a good heart, etc.
Now we see this philosopher viceroy lecturing gun owners with a series of made up stuff--I believe the formal term is "lies." His little homespun homilies on the advice he supposedly gives his vacuous "educator" wife on self defense most certainly would appear to fall into the category of lies. Does anybody believe that he and his wife have talked about gun ownership? That he has advised her to get a shotgun because they live out in the middle of nowhere? That he has told his wife to fire "both barrels" into the air if she hears anybody prowling about the property? I wonder how the legion of Secret Service agents he has protecting him would respond to that? What total nonsense. He proceeds from this base of lies to tell us that we "don't need AR-15s" because, well, he finds them "hard to aim," and that everybody should buy a shotgun for home defense. In other words, what he doesn't like, or doesn't know how to use, that should be banned. He will tell us what we "need." He does all this in the guise of being a "friend" to gun owners, and the press goes along. I suppose next he will tell us we don't "need" any car than can go more than 45 mph. We don't "need" 300 brands of yogurt, or more than one TV or more than one candidate in an election. He will tell us what we "need," what we should have. Joe knows. Joe knows.
Senator McCain: An undoubtedly brave man in war, who withstood torture, and turned down repeated offers to capitalize on his father's fame and rank and get released early from the Vietnamese prison hell where he rotted. He, however, insists on pretending that he is a Republican conservative. His inept, half-hearted campaign in 2008 is why we now have to live with the Obama nightmare. He should retire or just become a Democrat and stop living the lie. He wanted desperately to be Teddy "U-Boat" Kennedy's best friend. He can't bring himself to oppose the treasonous Kerry as Secretary of State, or help stop the foolish and destructive Hagel as Secretary of Defense. He is trying to sell a snake oil immigration plan, and the only people calling him on it are some of his constituents who have had enough of his Washington nonsense, and who, unlike their Senator, seem to know what is happening along the border. McCain continues to seek the favor of the editorial writers at the Washington Post and the New York Times, when, in fact, almost nobody in the country cares what those people say.
The list goes on and on. On the international scene the world has the gangster Putin and his Foreign Affairs Frank Nitti, Sergey Lavrov. It has the malevolent Castro brothers, the putrid Chavez, the insane Correa, the thieving Ortega, the disaster of the "Arab Spring,"and the defiant Kim Jung-Un threatening fire and brimstone. What do we have? John Kerry who can't even get Lavrov (whom I know) to return his calls. And, of course, we have that other man, that one who makes Carter appear Lincolnesque and Churchillian . . . you know who, the guy on the golf links.
The European scene is equally as bleak. Britain's leadership is a gang of squabbling clowns content to watch their once very great nation descend into the Euro muck, and allow London, one of my favorite cities, to become a Third World slum full of crooks, welfare manipulators, and scads of people who hate the country that has given them safe harbor. France is done for; Spain, Greece, Italy all on the verge of collapse and dependent for survival on the already strained and sputtering German economy.
All of you can add hundreds of names to the above list. A most depressing exercise.
I need a break. Going to save my pennies, buy the new Stingray and drive off into the sunset before the political correctness cops come knocking.