Some people say it's foolish to worry about soulless creatures overtaking the earth and devouring our brains.
I say they've already won.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Pierce Strikes Again
Charlie Pierce is King of the Sobriquet. He coined the following: Zombie Eyed Granny Starver (Paul Ryan), C+ Augustus (Dubya), Clinton Guy Shocked By Blowjobs (George Stephanapoulos), Governor Goodhair (Rick Perry), Girl With The Faraway Eyes (Michelle Bachman), the Manson Family Of American Geopolitics (the Cheney Family), Princess Dumbass of The Northwoods (Sarah Palin), Senator Huckleberry J Butchmeup (Lindsay Graham) and Tiger Beat On The Potomac (Politico).
He's at it again.
Ben Carson is now Dr. Bennie the Blade. Perfect.
All American politicians now exist under the threat that Dr. Bennie The Blade will show up and slaughter them all. This is such a great election.
(A brief aside: so Doctor Ben used to maybe think about stabbing people. He grew up to be an acclaimed neurosurgeon. He's good with a blade. Hey, for me, this sounds like somebody making a constructive living out of what might only have been a childhood hobby.)