The stock market is tanking today as expected and the inevitable Bush Recession is bearing down on the country. We Texans may not get hit as hard as the rest of the country, but that also means it will be getting more crowded as folks who lose their jobs elsewhere pack up their families and move to the Lone Star State.
I’ll be curious to see what kind of gyrations the wingnuts go through to try and blame this on Clinton and/or the Democrats. Too bad my friend Bill has gone missing. I suspect he is just in a deep funk right now because nothing he has been touting for the past several years is going the right way - from the quagmire in Iraq to the Republican election debacle (Rudy!).
But if it wasn’t already obvious that the Republicans are going to be non-factors in this fall’s election, the Bush recession will put the nail in that coffin. There is no way the country is going to support any of the awful candidates they currently have vying for the nomination. Now if we Democrats can just keep Hillary and Obama from scratching one another’s eyes out until after the primary is over, things should settle down into a pretty good year for our side. Good government principles and fiscal responsibility are making a comeback as is foreign policy realism. It may take some time to extract ourselves from the mess that Bush created for us in Iraq, but it will certainly go much faster with a Democratic administration rather than with a “Bush-on-steroids” John McCain presidency (h/t Pat Buchanan).
All we have to do now is survive one more year of the worst presidency of all time. Keep your fingers crossed!