Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Back In The Saddle, Again --- Almost

Finally, Christmas lights and ornaments and such are packed away, and the New Year's blowout blown through.  Time to focus again on secondary matters, like college football bowl games and pro playoffs.  Then, of course comes Mardi Gras. Laissez les bons temps rouler.  As you can see, the joie de vivre in New Orleans keeps us a bit distracted.

What is more, the so-called Republican presidential primary campaign is too ludicrous to watch.  I might have lost a lot of money betting against that side of the political spectrum being so disfunctioal  dysfunctional as to make zerObama an almost prohibitive favorite in the coming general election, given the continuing economic disaster and his abysmal mishandling of it.  However, that is where we are.

But there is still plenty of drama left in this election cycle, and it will play out in the streets.  The OWS is not likely to roll over in the Democratic security blanket just to keep the Republican Boogie Men away.  No, this movement is for real; equal in its disdain for most of the Democrats and Republicans. 

ZerO made a near fatal mistake when he appointed and maintained a Wall Street pimp, Timothy Geithner, as Treasury Secretary.  He doubled-down on the error by discarding Elizabeth Warren.  Just when she was riding high like Jeanne d'Arc, he shot the horse from under her for refusing to go it side-saddle, then ordered the matches.

But she escaped, and now is heading for the winner's circle in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race.  It won't be the first time a first term senator from there rose up to lead the Democratic Party.  Stay tuned, this election cycle will have significant consequences after all.

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