I love waking up in the morning so I can see what screw-ball political news popped up overnight. Last week I saw a guy who used to be a billionaire Democrat, who raised millions of dollars for them, be crowned King of Republicans. Then in his acceptance speech he talked about being the voice of the underdog, the working man, and underpaid women workers. He says he'll bring back American jobs, and he's against a trade deal that [some say] would enable his fellow one-percenters to move jobs overseas and maximize their profits. Wha....what?
Then this week I've seen a woman who's been a lifelong liberal Democrat and is on the cusp of being her party's nominee for President, but who is today actually, quietly, the Darling of the Rich Establishment. She publicly pledges to take down their Big Banks at the same time she gives speeches to them at a Quarter-$Mil a pop, and stuffs her campaign chest with their "donations". *wink wink*
She's been scorned for months by a crusty old Independent-Socialist Senator who fought tooth-and-nail with her, but now is having to beg....absolutely beg....his followers to not do anything to upset her status quo. ('Cause, you know, socialists just loooove the status quo.) And his loyal followers aren't buying it! They're in the streets chanting, "Hell no D-N-C...we won't vote for Hill-ar-y." Double Wha....what?
In my lifetime I've seen Republicans do a 180 and embrace positions that used to belong to Democrats, and vice versa. The party of Lincoln today rarely gets any African-American votes, while the party of George Wallace gets millions. Now I can't tell a Republicrat from a Demolican. I'm so confused.
Are we watching some long-lost episode of The Twilight Zone? Is the ghost of Rod Serling just jerking our chain?
On a side note, are brownies supposed to have seeds in them? ;)