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GraphicTruth supports Cindy Sheehan over Phillip Berg, the Libertarian Candidate. Why?
Because it's a lot more fun! It's the Trickster's Reposte! It's sending the right message to all three branches of congress.
That message is "We are Mad as Hell and We Aren't Going To Take You Seriously Any More!"
Pelosi is standing in the way of impeachment and Sheehan is a walking reminder of the crimes committed by this Administration. Her question to Bush was simply "why."
He was unable to face her. He's still unable to face her. Her very existence makes neocons froth and lie to the point that the flying spittle overwhelms the message.
In other words, it will make them seriously, visibly, conspicuously and hilariously nuts. Electing Phillip Berg - well, go look. No fun there. This contest is far to important to the future of our national identity, our culture and our Constitution for us to risk treating it seriously!
Ridicule is the tactical nuclear weapon of politics and there's only real defense; a lively sense of humor and a sincere devotion to avoiding any unconscious absurdity.
George Bush chiding the Chinese about their human rights record? HILARIOUS! Nancy Pelosi about the "lack of evidence" for impeachable offenses? Pure. Comedy. Gold!
There's only one way to go now, lest we go mad in the unfun sorts of way; All - out Unconventional WakaWaka and Scorched Earth Derision to the end of achieving any political outcome that makes the Other Side go bugfuck.
Seriously. Don't bother "following the money." Never mind the petitions. Avoid those who are serious about holding them accountable. That requires respecting the process, and "they" control that process.
Look, rather, for the point where they loose all sense of humor and all sense of proportion, then haul out your slapstick and whack them repeatedly!
(Discourtesy courtesy of Polkout.com - magicially delicious!)
Can you IMAGINE the comedic potential of putting Cindy Sheehan in the House, where the Vice President gloweringly presides, and the next speaker (ho-ever sie may be) will be reminded of exactly what happened to the last one? You know, the one who didn't want to be "divisive" by separating the White Hats from the Black Hats?
Perhaps Nancy hasn't been all that faithful in keeping her separates separate. To me it's clear from her emphasis on the importance of her position - third in line to the Throne of King George - that her position on her position is simple:
Doggie Style. With double penetration.
Here at GraphicTruth, I do my best every day to encourage people to let their freak flags fly. Mostly I think of it as a gesture of liberation, but in cases like this I'm deliberately trying to provoke the pirates into hoisting the Jolly Rodger before they can grapple and board.
Think of it like this; work to elect Sheehan and then target everyone who starts spouting Portents of Doom. Do you have any idea how badly sending Cindy to Congress will offend the Kool Kids?
It's like someone who's come "up thru the scuppers" pretending to be an "officer and a gentleman", comparable in rank, authority and gravatas to one who came by an officer's uniform by the hallowed path of patronage appointment preceded and followed by ritual humiliation.
There is a way we are "expected" to participate in our government by those who run the political machines. That has resulted in... well, sample the last fifty years of political history at random. Now, think what you would have done, faced with the same conditions. If you have the ethics goddess gave a roach and some concept of cause and effect, then you could probably have done better in an absolute sense, REGARDLESS of your politics, because you wouldn't have had the advantage of knowing how "things really work."
It's not difficult to figure out that those who know how "things really work" do little actual work and far less to make things work better. (No margin in that!) You might think, with some justification based on the events of the past couple of decades, that most of "those people" are Socially Conservative Republicans.
Sadly, no; not now, and less so going forward.
It will likely surprise you as to how many of those people are supposed Liberal Democrats, how many claim to be Greens, or Feminists, Libertarians or even Socially Liberal Republicans.
You see, the people who want power the most join the parties and causes that look likely to pay off over time, when it's "their turn." People, say, not unlike Nancy Pelosi.
We want them to blow their stacks and their cover before they get their hands on all that concentrated executive power; power that they want with a throbbing genital urgency that passes all party affiliation.
We need our constitution back in place to keep power-hungry dipshits in line. It's there to dole it out conditionally under controlled circumstances, metered by the masterful and cynical idea of division of powers.
Sending Sheehan to Washington in Pelosi's place would be a masterful reminder of just who is in charge. It would be a visceral reminder to the Administration that whatever they try, whatever allies they have in place, whatever blackmail, dirt, leverage or dirty tricks they may resort to - we the people are strapping on our rubber chickens and clown noses.
The Heyoka are coming. Trick or Fucking Treat!