Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Debate or Not Debate?

I doubt we'll watch the TV "debate" tonight. My view is that the election's "all over bar the shouting" (in favour of the incumbent). Husband tends to froth at the mouth when listening to a Republican for more than 30 seconds. It's sweet really - he actually thinks the Democrat who is now President is any better! We've still got part of West Wing season 4 to get into - may as well watch admitted fiction in place of fiction heavily disguised as real life.

If I'm correct about the outcome of 6 November 2012, then what really is disturbing to consider is what'll happen in 2016, when the political pendulum swings way back rightward. In many ways I'd have preferred to get a Republican prez in now, with a rather stronger Democratic congress. In 2016 the pendulum would surely swing back to a left-winger, and perhaps by then momentum would have built for a real left-wing party to enter the proceedings.

I do not understand why the alternative parties to the plutocratic duopoly do not band together under a new label. The Greens, The Justice Party, Dem Socialists and other scattered seminal organisations could, working together garner sufficient backing to make a showing on almost every state ballot - even in Oklahoma. That might still happen, of course, if in a second term the Prez does not change tack.

Hope springs.

8 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

enjoy your evening- whatever you decide to watch.

we're having a party:)lots of fun like minded folks and home made italian food created by Yours Truly.

Twilight said...

Sonny ~~ Hi! You too! Sounds like a super-dooper way to spend an evening - debate or no debate. :-)

Wisewebwoman said...

Even the bits of the debate I gleaned from the interwebz look mighty scary. And I'm talking the Anointed One.

You and Himself made a wise decision there, T. Give me West Wing anytime.

I like dreaming.

XO
WWW

Twilight said...

Wisewebwoman ~~ I've scooted around the blogger pundits this morning - on both sides of the faux divide. all say that Obama was weak, seemed tired and lack-lustre - and Romney "won" this time.

Best one line comment I'v come across so far:

Obama and Romney are drones operated from polished desks, far far away (Art Brennan).

Even Chris Matthews, from online videos, seems to have become disillusioned with the guy who, in 2008 sent "tingles up his leg" - best response to the video clip was another Youtube video of Gordon Lightfoot singing If You Could Read My Mind.

Last lines:

But stories always end
And if you read between the lines
You'll know that I'm just tryin' to understand
The feelin's that you lack
I never thought I could feel this way
And I've got to say that I just don't get it
I don't know where we went wrong
But the feelin's gone
And I just can't get it back


My feelin' was gone at least a couple of years ago.

mike said...

Yes, Little Bush was a hard act to follow and I suspect he has made it a tough act to follow for many, many years to come. Bush left a legacy for the ensuing president(s) to unravel. I almost hope that Romney obtains the keys...it may make Obama look like a savior in a couple of years. I have sympathy for the winner of this election, as they will almost certainly have a failed presidency come four more years.

Chomp said...

What you wrote is right: “I do not understand why the alternative parties to the plutocratic duopoly do not band together under a new label. The Greens, The Justice Party, Dem Socialists and other scattered seminal organisations could, working together garner sufficient backing to make a showing on almost every state ballot - even in Oklahoma.”

But we remain inside the “knot” I briefly tried to point out in some my other comment...

This is one of the effects of the difficulty: The enormous, huge obstacle in finding the necessity to unite, to make mass...

Twilight said...

mike ~~ I agree - it'll be a failed presidency, whoever is in the hot seat, from our point of view, but it'll also probably lead to exactly what the oligarchs have had planned for a long time. :-(

Twilight said...

Chomp - Yes it seems to be an impossible situation.

We can only wait and hope that the several alternative parties will see the necessity to bond. That might not be the answer to it all, but it would certainly be a tiny step forward.

Because the situation has taken decades, maybe even centuries, to arrive at this point, it will take decades, at least, to rectify matters, even partially.