Thursday, January 03, 2008

'They Shoot Iowa Caucuses, Don't They?

Rocky: Here they are again, folks! These wonderful, wonderful kids! Still struggling! Still hoping! As the clock of fate ticks away, the dance of destiny continues! The marathon goes on, and on, and on! HOW LONG CAN THEY LAST!

From "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?"

Boy, what a fucked up system!

This, the Iowa Caucus, looked like a "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" contest, but directed by Jacques Tati.

It couldn't be more absurd

Stand over here ... Move over here ... Now raise your hands ... Move back over here ...

Bouncing around the channels found Wolf Blitzer working a SuperSizeMe set of his Situation Room and Rachel Maddow settling into her Hillary Clinton Apologist mode ... Fox has their usual cast of dimwits, including Little Billy Kristol...
Winners called are;

Huckabee over Make-Up Mitt.

Obama running away with it, with Hillary and Edwards duking it out for second place.

This is major cool and major headlines because I'm sure the empty suits that run both parties are pulling a Tessio, from The Godfather, repeating over-and-over, "Hell, he can't do that ... It screws up all my plans ..."

There is no understating of Obama walking away with it ... In a state where you could probably count the number of minorities on one hand ... And taking on the Clinton Machine ... Hillary, after all, was supposed to be able to just show up and her cakewalk to the nomination was all but official ...

Trouble in River City, indeed ...

And the stumblin'-and-bumblin' Huckabee running, proverbially, his fingers through Make-Up Mitt's hair ... His expensive hair .. His 20-1-spending-in-Iowa hair ...

All of Mitt's doggies, and all of Mitt's sons may not be able to put Mitt back together again ...

Maybe it is true, what they say about Chuck Norris ...

I had planned doing a complete different post, that I wrote earlier this afternoon.

Now, having watched the coverage, I don't believe it captured the satire and buffoonery of this event with it, so, we go free-flow and let it fly on-the-run.

The first leg of, hopefully, finding the person that will lift us out of the darkness of the Bush Grindhouse, has been run through the corn husks of Iowa and now it's on to the land of "Live Free or Die".

Like Rocky says in "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?": Yowza! Yowza! Yowza!

Iowa Caucus Links

Obama, Huckabee win Iowa caucuses, CNN projects

Obama Emerges Victorious in Iowa; Obama Takes Iowa; 2nd, 3rd Place Too Close to Call

Huckabee Takes Iowa; Romney in 2nd; Former Arkansas Governor Rides Momentum Surge to Early Victory

Visit Memeorandum for a bevy of articles and links

1 comment:

Unknown said...

So far this is the best post-caucus blog I've seen. There are several lines I enjoyed, including....

"..because I'm sure the empty suits that run both parties are pulling a Tessio, from the Godfather.."

"Maybe it's true what they say about Chuck Norris."

"..stand over here..move over raise your hands..."

I laughed out loud all the way thru. Full disclosure, I like Mike. I havent enjoyed an election night this much since the Republican takeover of Congress in 1994.

But I disagree with your point--and apparently Michael Savage's as well--that the Iowa caucuses are a fucked up system. I prefer to think of them as uniquely American, what with the January snow crunching under the galoshes of ordinary folks--not to be duplicated in any other state, certainly; but as a singular exercise in a more participatory democracy.

Far from being outdated, the Iowa caucuses ask a little bit more of voters. Why can't we just leave some things alone?