Let’s make this plain and simple, metaphorically speaking, politics and the brutality of winning elections is very much like a “heavy weight boxing match” between two skilled fighters that’s designed to pummel / weaken their opponent with a flurry of punches to the body and then with the intensity of a young Mike Tyson, look for the exact right moment to deliver a bone crushing blow to the head that will knock them (the opponent) completely the “freak out”.
Live from Caesars Palacei n Las Vegas…Obama vs. the GOP
Currently the Republican Party along with their wayward kids, the Tea Party aka “The Children of the Corn”, are momentarily succeeding in moving (the Heavy Weight Champ) President Obama away from the middle of the “boxing ring” and moving him closer towards the “ropes” in the Republican corner where Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann (dressed in evening gowns and high heels) are both distracting the guy that rings the bell that signals the end of each boxing round.
Looking at times dazed and confused as political tactics that involve influencing and controlling American perception (as November 2012 draws nearer) are being revised and implemented in both Republican and Tea Party “Think Tanks”, the President is beginning to wonder if he is indeed simultaneously fighting two opponents at the same time.
Picture this, It’s the seventh round of a 12 round fight and Obama is being hit by a flurry of punches to the mid section and the head. A blow to the president’s kidneys that was setup by manufactured Republican crises represents the pain felt by the tens of millions of unemployed Americans who are stunned that neither political party has come up with a solution for fixing the national unemployment rate of 9.1 % ; 20% if you live in urban and rural America.
The Republicans are sensing that the president is tired and feeling woozy.
A Republican blow to the United States’ Chief Administrator’s chest brings grimaces of pain to Obama’s face as he is reminded by the cheering / jeering crowd that he is responsible for having to manage two unpopular wars abroad (not even including the war being waged against Libya) that has nearly emptied our nation’s treasure chest and has needlessly – yes needlessly – taken the lives / seriously wounded thousands of patriots who were put in harms way for totally ambiguous and insidious reasons by GW and Cheney.
A devastating punch to the nose of Obama in the form of malicious rhetoric that’s still being manufactured in conservative blogospheres and disseminated via right wing media rings the president’s ears and buckles his knees.
Memories of the Italian Stallion
Whoa, another devastating head blow to the “Prez” by Texas Governor Rick Perry as negotiations for increasing the nation’s debt limit hits yet another snag…”Down goes Frazier, down goes Frazier.” Luckily for Obama the bell rings ending the round and he is saved from a certain knockout by his tag teaming conservative opponents.
To the president’s amazement in his corner, he hears the sweet and angelic sound of Democratic Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid playing his cord of dueling banjos as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urges him to “fight on”. Obama is rejuvenated as he sees Michelle in the crowd cheering him on with a tear rolling down her face.
In the manner of Rocky when the Italian Stallion fought Apollo Creed for the World Championship, President Obama gets off of the canvas and blurts out, “Michelle, I love you” while Harry Reid picks the banjo and John Boehner (Republican Speaker of the House) plays the guitar.
The fight for fixing our country’s many problems continues as the epic saga between Liberals and Conservative is not yet over. Round Eight is only seconds away as 20 million unemployed Americans look on disgusted by the [email protected]! charade. A chorus of boos can be heard in the crowd as people ask out loud, “Where’s the freaking jobs?”
To be continued…..
As always the New Orleans Examiner is interested in what you think. Wasn’t the 2010 Congressional elections that fired scores of Democratic House Representatives in favor of Tea Party (GOP) candidates an American referendum on fixing America’s unemployment problems? If so, why haven’t the Republicans in Congress introduced any bills that address job creation?
Are the American people being hoodwinked by a political system that is in dire need of a an honest third party that isn’t controlled by Wall Street? And is all the talk of raising the U.S. debt ceiling just a diversion from keeping the unemployed semi-entertained and stupefied? Inquiring minds want to know. Sound off.
Until next time Louisianans, Good day, God Bless and Good Fishing.