Friday, July 29, 2005

From the Krushchev Playbook

When I was a kid, we loved to beat up on Nikita Khrushchev, everyone's boogyman Russian (actually he wasn't a Russian, but, well everyone in that big Red Place Over There was a Russian, or at least a Bolshevik - Bolseh is "big", as in The Bolshi Ballett, or, as in the hotel I once visited in Moscow, the Bolshi Cucaracha). In addition to beating the table at the UN with his shoe,
He is famous for boasting to the U.S. President: "We will bury you. Our rockets could hit a fly over the United States." (emphasis added)
Anyway, I regress.

One of the most important elections in a long time (at least since last November) is coming up next Tuesday. It is for the 2nd Congressional District in Ohio and it features a plain speaking Democrat, Paul Hackett, running against a remarkably inept Jean Schmidt. Mr. Hackett is an impressive man. In addition to being sane, he also spent time in Iraq. No, correction, he is a combat veteran.

The Repubs are running scared. The Stakeholder Reports:
In a sign that the 2nd Congressional District race might be tight, the National Republican Congressional Committee has dumped more than $500,000 into a TV ad campaign attacking Democrat Paul Hackett.

What prompted the committee's entry into the Schmidt-Hackett race was a comment made by Hackett in a USA Today article published Thursday. Hackett, talking about his service as a marine in Iraq, is quoted as saying, "I've said I don't like the son-of-a-b--- that lives in the White House. But I'd put my life on the line for him."

Because Hackett said that, Forti said, "we decided to bury him." (emphasis added)
And we all know what happened to little Niki:
Khrushchev's rivals in the party deposed him at a Central Committee meeting on October 14, 1964. The removal was largely due to his capricious behaviour and personal mannerisms, which were regarded by the Party as tremendous embarrassments on the international stage.
Now, I realize that this is a very convoluted analogy. But I do think that there is a movement building in this country that is fed up with the hubris and the attitude of everyone in the Republican Party from the Idiot in Chief through Turdblossom, Rummey, Dickie, Wolfie, and down through the locals like Ehrlich and Steele (I wonder what their nicknames are?) It is exemplified by their arrogent comment "We decided to bury him." It would be delightful if this backfired.

Maybe we are heading in the right direction. Finally.

I'm not suggesting that you go to the URL

and if you do, I might never talk to you again. Particularly if you contribute to this loser.

1 comment:

Redjalapeno said...

I certainly hope we are headed in the right direction. I thought after the ship hit the reef by '04 it would be clear, but apparently the ship must break apart and fall to pieces before it's realized that it won't float.

...And where's today's CRAB?!