There's this boy out in California, name of David O Atkins, although sometimes he calls himself Dante Atkins. I guess maybe he fancies himself a poet of the classical bend. David/Dante (Davte? Danvid?) is a rising star in the California Democratic party - co-chair of the Ventura County Democrats and a sometime political consultant.
David/Dante seems to spend most of his time in a perpetual whine about how disappointing this President is.
But I know David/Dante's secret.
You see, he and his alter ego might look Left Coast, but David/Dante is from Texas.
Altogether now ... Yeeeeeeeeeee-HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
Texas. Big T. David/Dante is at least as Texan as Rick Perry. Brothers under the skin and all that.
Which is sorta kinda oxymoronic (emphasis on the last three syllables) because David/Dante Atkins wants to secede any collective responsibility the Democratic party may have to minister politically to the South. Ladies and gentlemen, we simply are not worth the time of those ueber intelligent, ultra-sophisticated Democrats of David/Dante's ilk. Face it, folks, we are just too damned obtuse and intransigent.
We're just too damned dumb.
Just to remind you of David/Dante's assessment of us, collectively, as a voting demographic, regarding the Democratic party's message - the italics are David/Dante's:-
Will there be places this message won't win, and voters whose heartstrings it won't touch? Yes, of course. Most of those places will be heavily rural or bastions of the Bible Belt and the Deep South. But those places were unwinnable and those people unreachable anyway without destroying everything the Democratic Party is supposed to stand for.
The Democratic Party would be far, far better off maximizing voter turnout in places where this message does work, than in weakening its message so much that its support becomes a mile wide but an inch deep.
Southern Democrats (and I know you exist), does that make you mad? It should. It makes me mad. It makes me so damned mad I want to chew nails and piss rust.
Well, David O Atkins, or whatever-the-hell he's calling himself on whatever day of the week it is - and isn't that suspicious that he's almost got himself an alias there - can just kiss my blue, Democratic, Southern and Virginian ass, because people with a wider berth of listeners and influence than David O Atkins are speaking out loud and strong, and proving him wrong about the South.
Last week, we had Toby Keith (Democrat, Oklahoma) weighing in to show the boy David that even those dumbass Country Western singers just might hold a lot of ideas which Progressives might recognise as familiar.
And this week, we've got another Southern boy whose message just might come on the sole of this fella's handmade, Italian boot (aimed squarely at David O Atkins's Texas-born ass).
David, meet another boy from the South, who relocated to California and didn't forget how his mamma raised him in a Democratic kitchen. David, meet George - as in George Clooney (Democrat, Kentucky):-
Please kindly note that Mr Clooney is piqued and more than a bit disillusioned. Unlike the boy David, however, he is not disillusioned with the President, rather - with whiners like David/Dante Atkins:-
"I'm disillusioned by the people who are disillusioned by Obama, quite honestly, I am," he said on ABC News Now's "Popcorn with Peter Travers" before today's release of "The Ides of March."Democrats eat their own. Democrats find singular issues and go, 'Well, I didn't get everything I wanted.' I'm a firm believer in sticking by and sticking up for the people whom you've elected.
"If he was a Republican running, because Republicans are better at this," Clooney continued, "they'd be selling him as the guy who stopped 400,000 jobs a month from leaving the country. They'd be selling him as the guy who saved the auto-industry. If they had the beliefs, they'd be selling him as the guy who got rid of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' who got Osama bin Laden. You could be selling this as a very successful three years."
The bold script is mine, all mine, baby. Because everything Gorgeous George is saying is true, and Clooney's got a lot more gravitas, experience and good, old common sense than that shallow, little Matt Damon. Seriously.
Just think about the last three years and all the energy the EmoProgs have expended bringing their own President down, because he couldn't undo, single-handedly, what it took 30 years and four Presidents (including another Democrat) to achieve. I am sorry, but anyone bailing on Obama for that reason is just dumb. Pure dumb. Or as we say in the South, "Dumb as Al Shit."
But George doesn't stop there. He has a thing or two to say about politics in general and how their polarization is aided and abetted by a willfully misinforming corporate media (and talking heads who aren't what they claim to be):-
In reality, too, the Oscar winner thinks the Democratic Party is flawed. He also bemoaned the state of political coverage.
"I'm angered at the polarization," he said. "Having growing up around television news, I'm angered at the way things are presented. I'm worried about the content. I'm worried about who's minding the store, and I'm worried about the idea that 24-hour news doesn't mean we get more news, it just means we have this repetitive cycle of things that aren't factually accurate."
"When I was growing up, you had three networks," he went on. "Whether you were a Republican or a Democrat, you took basically the same facts in and you digested them and you came up with your own opinions. Now we tend to go to the place that best represents what we believe in, Fox News if you're conservative, MSNBC if you're liberal, what have you. We're starting from such a polarized place in the aisle that we're unable to get together and talk about the things that are actually important."
Again, the boldface is mine; because George accurately pinpoints the basic problem with the voting public today: we've abdicated the ability to think critically. We've foisted onto the shoulders of some celebrity talking head, who makes more money in one year than we'll see in a lifetime, but who - for some reason - manages to make us think he's just like us. Some of these assholes don't even vote, but - aw, diddums - they are our voice.
Bull-sh-i-i-i-i-t! (That's "bullshit" in three syllables).
The article asks if Clooney's opinions signify the birth of George Clooney, political strategist or even George Clooney, politico.
It doesn't. It simply signifies that George Clooney thinks critically and thinks for himself.
It might also mean that the Ventura County Democratic Party might want to have a recall election regarding its co-chairman. Maybe they might consider George Clooney for the post - or someone who thinks like him.
Guess that means the EmoProgs are all going to hate on George Clooney now, huh?