Barack Obama will tax ya
Can John McCain win? Look, I’ve never cared for the guy. He wasn’t my guy in this fight and I’ve never made any secret about that.
But now I’ve got to be with him - even though the odds are still against him, although not nearly as long as they were awhile ago. What will tip it? This election all depends whether the “victims” finally outnumber the non-victims.
There’s an old saying in politics. If you rob Peter to pay Paul, you can always count on Paul’s vote. Barack Obama doesn’t know much, but he’s figured that out. The question is: Are there still more Peters than Pauls (all of whom feel entitled, because they are, of course, victims)?
Consider the Democratic convention. Even Joe Biden, that shameless buffoon from America’s newest twin city, Scranton-Wilmington, tried to stake out his own personal turf in Victim Nation.
You see, Joe Biden stuttered as a youth. The introductory video told us that. Then his son repeated it. Then the great man himself c-c-c-c-copped to it.
In Victim Nation, nobody ever got a break, even if they’ve gotten nothing but free rides their entire lives. No graduate of Harvard Law School can credibly claim to have been oppressed by a “mean” nation. So in their speeches, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and Deval Patrick all just ignored the inconvenient truth about where they picked up their second Ivy League degrees.
It’s amazing. These biographical rewrites are like a Witness Protection Program for Harvard Law grads who want to change their identities in order to pass themselves off as victims in good standing.
The whole Democratic convention was like that ancient TV show “Queen for a Day,” in which three weepy housewives would each try to top the others with tales of domestic woe.
The faux bathos in Denver