Coming Out Party
by Emma X
Not the center of anything.
|A colorful President Obama has emerged from a|
cocooned first term. He used his second inaugural address to
create a 'new normal' conversation, making even main stream
Republicans look like extremists.
|Big Bang Theory|
It's possible that Mrs. Obama will also emerge
as a Liberal First Lady. Already admired as a
fashion icon, her new causes may be expressed
in subtle ways. It's just a theory, but I think
those big bangs represent her own coming out.
It makes me wonder what else was in that first term closet. The right wing, invigorated by a world-class 'I told you so' moment will want to rifle through that closet again too. Rush Limbaugh will insist that the original Kenyan birth certificate is in there along with his current Al Qaeda membership card. I mean, he's going to fix interstate highways and railroads? That's giving temporary government jobs to takers and parasites. Highly profitable conservative talk outlets are jubilant.
|An openly Liberal President Obama will|
guarantee Rush Limbaugh record audiences. Angry
white men can look forward to an exciting four year
A significant Liberal coming out party allows proponents of ultra conservative philosophies to also publicly kick open the their own closet door, freeing unpopular rhetoric that the mainstream Republican party has made effort to tamp down. Pat Buchanan immediately expressed his disgust at the President including Stonewall demonstrations in a list of significant civil rights protests, characterizing the whole event as a simple 'bar riot'. I suppose history will also show us that the Boston Tea Party was just a college kegger that got out of hand, and that Seneca Falls was a gaggle of hormonal women whose periods were in sync. Get ready for more revisionist rhetoric. The party is on.
It is clear that Bipartisanship is a vessel that has sailed. Mr. Obama is looking beyond Washington politics for the support of the American people. In a political environment where legal gridlock is the new normal and special interests control the conservative candidacy process, he may have no choice but to pursue what he feels is the moral and ethical course and err on the right side of history. The rest of us can watch with amusement. All the poisons will boil out of the mud. Everyone is coming out for this party.
|Selma, Seneca Falls, Stonewall.|
No mention of feline rights.
The Maine Coon Revolution goes on.