But If We Fail

Falling through the universe at the speed of life

By David Glenn Cox

Let’s see, how can I not write about Ron DeSantis yet again today? Covid Ronny finds himself up to his ass, and I’m sorry to say this but I can’t resist. He’s up to his ass in alligators. Judges ruling against him, school districts in open revolt and all Covid Ronny can do is put her in reverse and back her up. “I was just kidding about suspending your pay fellas. I wouldn’t really do that.” Remember back when Trumpy had his little bout with Covid? He was treated with an antibody therapy costing $50,000. DeSantis wants to open mobile clinics to pass out the therapy, like Frisbee night at the old ballpark.

Doctors advise that it is a therapy and is helpful, but is not a cure all. Covid Ronny’s Clorahydroxiqine moment. Clorox anyone? The phony politician postulates a theory that the illness really isn’t that bad by presenting some salve or ointment as a magic bullet. Don’t blame me; it’s just like VD. You get sick you go down to the clinic! Watch Covid Ronny on HGTV, “How to build a shelter from the storm.” In the words of Billy Sol Herrock, “He blowed up real good!” As DeSantis struggles with reality his strength is beginning to wane. “You cannot reach me now, no matter how you try…”

A twisted Twilight Zone episode as Desantis rubs the tarnished lamp from that old antique store and says, “I want to become famous!” and the Genie laughs manically. It was just the other week; DeSantis was blaming immigrants, in a state filled with immigrants for spreading the contagion. “Not You People! Oh no, I wasn’t talking about you. You’re the good immigrants. I was talking about the other immigrants. You know, the bad one’s from over there, down Mexico way.” Need I tell you; their plan didn’t work. Despite, victimization and racist attacks the virus continued to spread.

But somewhere between paradigm and paradise, is the hole in the bucket. Republicans up nights and working weekends trying to disenfranchise voters. But their effort gets harder and harder almost futile, in the face of fewer and fewer voters identifying as Republicans. The Evangelicals and the Republicans walked arm in arm towards Zion, and now march arm in arm towards obscurity. Apparently, mixing religion with politics tarnishes both brands, as both are in decline. The electorate is getting younger as Republicans are getting older. “Say, would you kids like to come over to my house for some peanut brittle and Nestle Quick? We can play some Pat Boone records and play canasta and talk about Republican candidates!”

You can’t gerrymander a district filled with Democrats and Independents. Spending all that trouble and expense of throwing a lasso over a couple of hundred Republican leaning voters who might not vote for you come November anyway. It looks like it’s gonna be a tough slog; the rising generation is strongly pro-choice, the Republicans aren’t. The rising generation has a strong interest in protecting the environment, while the Republicans promote fossil fuels. The rising generation is anti-racist, and the Republicans are stuck as Republicans. A scapegoat in every pot, and two red herrings in every garage! Thoughts and prayers everybody!

The rising generation is the most liberal since Allen Ginsberg played the coffee house circuit. Paging Bob Dylan! They’re back! Every Republicans worst nightmare! “Liberals and Socialists, oh my stars! And then she said, she thought Socialism was a good idea and we should give everyone healthcare and leave Transgender people alone. I blacked out; I couldn’t take such talk as that.” The pro torpedo party on the Lusitania will certainly have their work cut out for them. If history has any guideposts, “Don’t stand in the doorway and don’t block up the halls.”

Every day I see articles about the “ooh,” the scary Republicans. Godzilla is on the city horizon! “Oh, what should we do? What should we do? They might come back to the Capitol again!” Well, I think Federal courts passing out time like lemonade, will put the kibosh on that. Exactly how long a federal prison sentence would be long enough to convince you to stay home? Six months, a year? “Hold my beer boss. I’m headed for Federal Prison in Montgomery!” FDR was always smiling. Harry Truman was ready at a moment’s notice, to tell a reporter more than they ever wanted to know on any issue they dared to bring up. Robert Kennedy could give you answer so succinct, as to leave you dumbfounded.

Five Republican Senators have already announced their retirement under the “Getting while the Getting is Good Program.” Certain the orange radioactive fallout in Washington will eventually kill them all. Four more Republican Senators contemplate retirement and won’t say. (He who hesitates) The Republicans have nine open Senate seats in 2022 and the Democrats have one Senator retiring. I read this one this morning, “Chances continue to improve that the Republicans will retake the Congress.” What TV are you watching? Do you have any of that weed for sale? Matt Gaetz, Marge Greene, Mo Brooks, Mike Lindell, Rand Paul and Donald Twump and you think that you’re going to win elections like that?

Traditionally, the Party out of office gains seats in off year elections, but that didn’t happen in 1932. Hoover and the Republicans got their clock cleaned and run out of town on a rail. Twump is this generations Herbert Hoover, which is a damn poor reflection on an undeserving Hoover. The times were too big for Hoover. Trump’s britches got too big for our times, the madman out to blow up the world with sheer ignorance. Akhenaten, king of the nothing world. Abracadabra, smoke and nothing, somebody check his pockets. If dark money can’t keep them registered Republicans, it can’t win elections.

We have within our grasp a chance to drive a wooden stake through the heart of the Zombie Reagan Revolution. Every demographic is pointing our way. The Republican leadership (I don’t know what else to call them) is spent and broken on the wheel of Twump. An exhausted elephant on its way to history’s graveyard. And all we have to do is show up in numbers and the world could be ours.

“But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.”Winston Churchill

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