Friday, May 2, 2008

I Can Haz Priorities?

Is it just me, or is there a current of sarcasm in this comment by Glennzilla?

I think the most important thing to note about the Jeremiah Wright Story is that we're a Nation plagued by exceedingly few significant problems; blessed with a quite healthy political culture and very trusted political and media institutions; composed of a citizenry that is peacefully content with its Government and secure and confident about their future; endowed with a supremely sturdy economic foundation free of debt and other grave economic afflictions; vested with the ability to command great respect and admiration from the other nations of the world; emancipated from the burdens of war and intractable conflicts which have toppled and destroyed so many other great nations of the past; and, most of all, we're becoming freer and more prosperous by the minute. ... There are some countries in the world -- probably most -- which have so many big problems that they could ill-afford to devote much time and energy to a matter of this sort. Thankfully, the United States isn't one of them.
Damn straight.

Sadly, the point holds into the foreseeable future, whether or not the "Reverend" Wright maintains his hold on the slobbering political news media. We can expect the confluence of interests between slothful journalists and right-wing personality politics to hold up regardless of the dramatis personae and fake drama.

Whereas so much of such importance is at stake in election 2008. We have to do what we can to push back against the trash.

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