Creation of Gore and Obama turns on Bayh, Kennedy, Dodd, Dorgan. Air America breathes its last.
It’s alive! It’s alive!
From Indiana to Connecticut to North Dakota to Rhode Island to the radio airwaves, with reminders of its looming presence appearing in everything from the ending of political careers to snowstorms to bad polls to sub-basement cable ratings and an angry vanishing talk radio network, the monster lurks. Shape-shifting to materialize in forms as varied as a bureaucracy-laden health care plan, a climate change scam, massive debt, a New York trial for 9/11 terrorists and the Mirandizing of the underwear bomber, a political terror of hideous proportion stalks the land.
Like the classic 1818 Mary Shelley tale of Frankenstein, long-ago launched into modern popular culture with the iconic1931 film featuring Boris Karloff as the monster created by Victor Frankenstein, the combined policy obsessions of former Vice President Al Gore and President Obama, aided and abetted by congressional Democrats, are terrifying the electorate. Stirring a furious response — even as the monster now turns on its creators and the various Igor-like assistants who eagerly went along with the ideas that created it.
Frankenstein, of course, referred in the original Shelley novel to the creator of the monster — not the monster itself. Yet the powerful visual impact of the movie re-launched Shelley’s tale so graphically the name of the creator began to be applied ever-after to the now universally known image of Karloff as “Frankenstein” — the once innocent monster turned evil, stitched together by an arrogant, corrupt and quite mad scientist from the parts of dead bodies. Including, in one memorable scene, a specimen from a jar labeled “Abnormal Brain.” With help, of course, from “Fritz” — the Igor of the piece.
Thus repackaged, “Frankenstein” became the very symbol of an out-of-control, sinister and frighteningly powerful dehumanized creature, its creator a man of arrogant intelligence who knew no boundaries as he went about the business of creating a monster synonymous with bringing horrifying death and destruction wherever it went.
So too is it the case with the political monster that must surely be called “Gorbamastein” — a terrifyingly out-of-control political creature stitched together from parts of dead ideas, concocted out of the abnormal brain that is the combined intellectual arrogance exhibited by both Gore, Obama, and their allies. The resulting monster let loose on the American political landscape is now relentlessly destroying both political careers and credibility in one terrifying political disaster after another for Democrats, with voters furiously turning on the monster even as the monster turns on its creators.
Sightings or reminders of Gorbamastein are now being reported almost daily, along with increasing reports of the furious response from angry villagers —- that would be voters — as well.
Here are but a few of the Gorbamastein sightings as reported since January of 2009.
• Climategate: The monster has appeared in the global warming debate, as it refuses to answer questions challenging the science of global warming, responding that it’s “kind of silly” to keep debating the science.
It later emerges that the scientific data on which Gorbamastein wants to launch massive government spending programs is “flawed.”
• The Economy: Gorbamastein insisted that if its $787 billion stimulus plan were passed, unemployment would not go above 8%.
It is now officially at 9.7%, with many Americans giving up their search for a job, and unemployment hitting record double-digit rates in many states, California being but one. The flow of seemingly unstoppable red-ink — trillions of dollars worth — becomes the signature trail of the monster.
• Terrorism: Gorbamastein announces the mastermind of 9/11 will not be tried at a military tribunal in Guantanamo but rather at a civilian trial in New York City, to the applause of the Fritzes at the New York Times.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?