I'm a glutton for punishment, or perhaps, I'm just an old-fashioned masochist! Either way I have taken, and enjoyed, a mild spanking from F. R. Dunn in the American Thinker. Not that it was delivered personally, you understand, but Dunn does have the knack of applying a cool and judicious intelligence to the over-excited warblings of people like me. Last week he provided a reality check to this Sestak business over which I had dreamed of Obama in an orange jump-suit and shackled to a Federal marshal being led off to jail. Ain't gonna happen, says Mr. Dunn, and I fear he is right even though I suspect there are more pebbles to be dislodged and in their panic you can never be sure the rascals will not do something even worse in their efforts to cover up and thus create a landslide.
Today, my medicine from Mr. Dunn is in the form of a well-argued antidote to my fond ravings to the effect that the Marxist revolutionaries who surround Obama will create conditions for national emergency measures which will allow them to postpone the November elections. Last night, Glenn Beck pointed out two things. First, as seen from the point of view of the extreme Left, they have reached the zenith of their ambitions. They have taken over, according to Beck, 70% of the American economy and nationalised the car industry and the provision of medical services. But that's it! From now on, from their point of view, it is downhill all the way. After November they're finished and in time - probably 2012 - a Republican president and Congress will be able to undo all their work, much as Maggie did in the '80s 'over here'. Secondly, Beck points to the deeply unholy alliance between what might be called the soppy Left politicians of the traditional Democrat party, and the hard Left, extreme activists who have infiltrated the party via their control of 'grassroots' organisations like ACORN and the massive SEIU union. This alliance is now falling apart. To provide but one example, in the Arkansas primary on Tuesday, Obama and Clinton (the trouser wearing one - oh, I forgot, they both wear trousers - Bill, then) both very publically supported one candidate whilst the other was supported by SEIU to the tune of $10 million! Remember, Andy Stern, the leader of SEIU is, according to White House records, the most frequent visitor there but I imagine the next few meetings will be a tad frosty given that now he has to explain to his suckers members exactly what he achieved with their money!
Another indication that relations are breaking down came this week when Nancy Pelosi was heckled and had things thrown at her at a public meeting. Right-wing 'tea-baggers', you might suppose, but you would be wrong. She was attacked by the Left. Now I ask you, how far Left do you have to be to be further left than Nancy Pelosi? The almost hysterical heckler was complaining that none of the things which she had been promised by the Democrat politicians had happened - and she wanted it - when did she want it? - NOW! So there is considerable angst amongst the hard Left and whilst F. R. Dunn points out, correctly, the almost impossibility of them attempting, let alone succeeding, in a coup attempt, nevertheless, I think he underestimates their stupidity and also the maniacal rage which erupts when these Lefties feel they have been betrayed. You only have to read the Leftie blogs 'over here' and the vituperative shenanigans that go on every time the SWP (or whatever they're calling themselves this week) splits yet again. Of course, 'over here' we're not really awfully good at bloody revolution, don'cha know, but 'over there' they tend to be given Colt .45s for their 10th birthday! Well, not really, but you know what I mean.
Actually, it is not the explosion of TNT that I worry about because the American system, as Dunn reminds us, is tremendously robust even, or perhaps especially, in the case of a presidential assassination. Much more dangerous, in my view, is the implosion of the dollar! Obama and gang are continuing to print and borrow money as though there was no tomorrow and sooner or later it will end in tears. When Americans lose their earnings, their savings, their possessions, their pensions, their future and their children's future - how will they re-act? No-one can be sure, let alone me, but for sure, the extreme Left will see in the confusion and chaos - opportunities, shall we say.