Friday, October 01, 2010

Gutter Politics

My hope is that Gloria Allred's attack on Meg Whitman came to soon. In politics timing is everything. A strong GOP response to an obviously fraudulent setup issue and lazy trash politics may produce a swing away from the Dems. George Stephanapolous should not be the sustained focus because that would in the narrow window before the election hurt the GOP but he should lose credibility over this and become the object of steady attacks as a party operative partisan hack. Every member of the GOP in every appearance should insert a condemnation of him.

Two years ago the Democrats could do anything no matter how vile without fear that their candidate would be held responsible. Now the public looks back at things like Obama Girl and the personal attacks on Palin's family and consider how they were manipulated. This leads to them feeling shame and given the quality of the government it resulted in they are angry.

The patent unfairness of this attack in the California Governor race now allows voters to respond with disgust and at least emotionally correct the record. This is a bad year to engage in vile personal attack politics or embarrassing juvenile stunts. The public that once ignored such things, because they had been told not to be judgmental or that it was uncool to adhere to unhip old fashioned values and appearances, now responds by saying yeccch and moving to the slandered party.

In NY Carl Paladino may have erred by questioning Andrew Cuomo's fidelity or he may gain support as a father reacting to a threat to drag his child into the campaign. The NY Post's Fred Dicker tried to trap Paladino into being focused on his opponents personal life but was himself trapped when the candidate responded with righteous anger at the threat to his child. The reporter should not allow himself to become the story. The reporter should have stopped as soon as he heard the words "My 10 year old daughter ..." and issued a stiff apology for any impropriety to be investigated, and then asked again if Paladino had any proof of his charges regarding Cuomo.

My belief is that Cuomo should be subject to steady attacks over his role at Clinton's HUD in the corruption that lead to the mortgage crisis and the subsequent collapse of the American economy. His reputation for being personally abusive and engaging in vindictive politics should also be brought out. Cuomo can be called New York's Rahm Emanuel.

3 comments:

Jack Reylan said...

How dare they call Carl crazy or dangerous after Spitzer and Paterson! Stick a plunger up Cuomolectual Cox Yucker Bloombugger’s nose to relieve his congestion pricing and his metric system. Spray DDT to kill the bedbugs and roaches that infest Manhattan minds. When we were allowed to smoke, TB and bedbugs got fumigated. Parasite Manhattan residents, like Washington DC and exconvicts should not be allowed to vote, unless they want to vote in Europe. Move all the parasite universities to Manhattan and tax all college degrees and net present value of rent control to reduce our property taxes. Require a valid driver license for any employment. Double tax any parasite not working for profit. Build and join rail hubs at Woodside and West Farms to bypass Manhattan. Liberate Long Island City and Brooklyn from over a century of 1898 Tamanend oppression. Move UN, missions, residences to Governor’s Island surrounded by gators. Anyone who shops at Whole Foods must consume at least one of their own organs weekly. Apartment dwellers must consume any vermin found on their premises. Turn Central Park into a smelly green waste processing facility. Firebrand the forehead of anyone having an abortion. Access in and out of subway stations should only be by firepole. David Broder in the Washington Post of July 25, 1984, called Mario Cuomo "one of the most artful manipulators since Machiavelli". In the May 15, 1984 New York Times B1 Mario Cuomo called civil defense planning (such as might have prevented 9/11) futile "Cuomo said that prayer was the best preparation for a nuclear attack. He also urged everyone to read 'The Butter Battle Book' by Dr. Seuss for a clearer understanding of the issues." Your islamosympathic gutterswabbing clothing and pierced privates spread disease. If you weren't such baby killing, vermin snuggling perverts you wouldn't be driving up our health costs, then collecting disability for your commie nutty organizing dementia. Your passive aggressive labor unions grab our guns, cars (congestion pricing), balls (SONDA), wallets, and homes but we will grab your throats and dang you from trailer bone tolls. Second Amendment is the ONLY Homeland Security. Wait until we waste all your stumbent subprimes, so you need to sell your affectation glutton art and work instead of diverting tuition and Y2K scams to soviet freezeniks! Deport immigrants who return to their home country more than once every five years. Lynch soviet wealth fund abetting aghadhimmic peakies when oil plummets! Parasites complain about salaries but pig out on benefits. Aqua volte! This land wasn't built by bully craps.

LifeoftheMind said...

Well I posted this, although that is not the tone desired here. On Governor's Island as a good place for the UN, I agree.

LifeoftheMind said...

Well I posted this, although that is not the tone desired here. On Governor's Island as a good place for the UN, I agree.