If anything, the chasm between left and right has only widened since Barack Obama made his last State of the Union speech after trouncing Mitt Romney in the presidential sweepstakes. Sure, the two monoliths finally agreed on a budget, but mostly from exhaustion and the fear of mass defections from fed up voters.
The left is feeling their organic sustainable fair trade oats after 2012, egged on by “news” outlets such as MSNBC, Salon, and MoveOn.org. Like hungry wolves, they sense that their life’s dream of a progressive America is finally within their grasp, if only their elected representatives would pounce and finish the right once and for all.
Just this week, New York Governor Andy Cuomo told conservatives to take a hike, literally. Traditional Republican values are no longer welcome in the Empire State, and the Gov wants them out. (You have to wonder what would happen if Wall St. took him up on the offer and moved to Kalamazoo or Moscow, Idaho.)
And here in California, actress, singer and former Miss Venezuela Maria Conchita Alonso was booted from The Vagina Monologues for endorsing right wing assemblyman Tim Donnelly for Governor against St. Jerry. The performance was to have taken place in SF’s mission district, where Alonso is no longer welcome.
Ironically, the most visible and talked about candidate so far this year is Hillary Clinton, who is not running for any office. Democrats have become so sure of their invincibility that they are already making plans for the coronation.
And why not? The potential candidate the Dems feared most, Chris Christie, is up to his neck in the watergate-under-the-bridge scandal, and Virginia’s Bob McDonnell is struggling to defend his extravagant lifestyle while governor. Conservatives swoon at the prospect of Ted Cruz or Rand Paul at the head of ticket, but personally, I don’t think either one or both of them together could scare up enough voters to overcome the Clinton juggernaut. Of course, two years is a long time and a lot can happen, and people thought HRC was a slam dunk five years ago too. And we still have 2014 to deal with, as boring as it might seem right now.
There should be plenty of action coming down the pike to keep us news junkies busy. Will the Repubby’s start another debt ceiling fight? Can they keep from making stupid comments about women, gays, and latinos? No. Mike Huckabee is commenting on the “female libido” even as I write this. The Republicans haven’t learned anything from their past defeats. They don’t even like each other and will likely spend most of their energy trying to out-conservative each other in the primaries.
Meanwhile, the Democrats will continue to nickel and dime us into permanent poverty. They’ll demonize anyone who doesn’t fall in lockstep with their politically correct agenda. With the opposition in disarray, who’s to stop them?
More and more voters are dropping their party affiliation in disgust. We are fed up with having to choose between inept vs. insane. Stay tuned.