Thursday, September 18, 2008

He's On My List

At first it was the intensity of his eyes and the boombox scene (even if it wasn't really playing "In Your Eyes.")

Now it is the whole package, including his insanely brilliant commentary and analysis:

"Obama must hit Republicans ten times harder. Let's hear about war profiteering, taxpayer-funded mercenary armies and privatizing core functions of state, habeas corpus and warrantless wiretapping and presidential signing statements, and Katrina and justice department politicization, and phony intel and Abu Ghraib, rendition and torture."

"McCain and the neocon ideologues won't "reform" government, they will gut government and privatize everything in sight in the name of responding to the crises they helped engineer through Bush and Cheney. Their view of government is the reverse of the Hippocratic Oath: do harm and then when the patient is sick, give the wrong medicine, watch him die, and sell off the body parts."

Yes, and more. I believe Obama is on his way and all of the handwringing was just misunderstanding of his pacing. He will pick up speed on the end of his last lap and we will watch Obama sprint ahead. I am especially pleased with Obama pre-emptively going after the Republican voter supression.

Enough is Enough. Now, if I could only bump into John Cusack.


idiosynchronic said...

Bump? I suspect it's more of a grind you desire.

One of things about Cusack I like is is willingness to hang it all out there in his work. The problem is that he's got all these good points, but he's disorganized - his essay and his last satire War, Inc., suffer from the same problems. This disorganization fragments his message and makes his work feel about twice as long as it is.

idiosynchronic said...

Unrelated note: Blogger seems to be buggered and will not accept any new posts from me - chances are it'll affect all other authors as well.

iamcoyote said...

Man, War, Inc. got a brutal review in EW, and they love them some Cusack. So do I. Good for him.