I never made a secret of my dislike for Obama (who really dislikes Jews deeply, despite the vote-canvassing niceties he sent in Israel's direction during the last days of his election campaign), but I could not quite put my finger on the deep(ish) malaise I felt at the thought of a Mitt Romney win, and I could even less express it. So, as so often, the delightful Sultan Knish did it for me in his latest article where he writes:
"...The 2012 election was of course a disaster. A complete and thorough disaster. But it was a disaster because Obama and his cronies won. Not because Mitt Romney lost..."
Another of my favorite Cassandras is Melanie Phillips. She writes:
The greatest satisfaction today over the re-election of Obama is not being felt in the Democratic Party. It is not being felt among the media, who are no longer objective observers but have turned instead into corrupt partisans who ruthlessly censored the truth about Obama and helped peddle his demonising propaganda about his opponent. It is not being felt among the gloating, drooling decadents of the western left who now scent a great blood-letting of all who dare defy their secular inquisition. No, the greatest satisfaction is surely being felt in Iran... "
Here is a little consolatory poem for Melanie and others who share her inquietude:
"Hope" is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without the words—
And never stops—at all—
And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard—
And sore must be the storm—
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm—
I've heard it in the chillest land—
And on the strangest Sea—
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb—of Me.
As to you, Ahmadinejad and Co., take this and smoke it, pfffft!