The Shadow Government and the Zamboni Theory
How to explain the utter INCOMPETENCE of the Obama administration? Why, it's BUSH'S FAULT, of course! No, I don't mean just "having to clean up the mess of the past eight years." I mean that Bush is still running things! See, there's this secret GOP "Shadow Government" that is deliberately sabotaging the noble efforts of Obamassiah, to make him look bad. I bet you didn't know that. But it's TWOO, it's TWOO! I read it in DUmmieland!
The alternate explanation going around is the "Zamboni Theory." The Zamboni Theory is that Obama being allowed to win was just a temporary break to "resurface the ice," as it were, and was ordered by the Corporate Masters. Bush the Rethug, Obama the DINO, it doesn't matter--the Corporate Masters just change things up from time to time to give us the illusion that it somehow makes a difference.
The Shadow Government and the Zamboni Theory--read about it here in this THREAD, "I knew it. The GOP has formed a shadow government and are planning a terrorist attack."
So let us don our tinfoil hats and enter the Strange World of the Paranoid Left, in Ritalin Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, reminding you that these people are CRAAAA-ZY, is in the [brackets]:
I knew it. The GOP has formed a shadow government and are planning a terrorist attack
[Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of the Shadow Government? The DUmmie knows!]
Olbermann is saying . . .
[Well, if Keith "KOokie" Olbermann is saying it on his "Meltdown" show, then it must be true!]
the white house is investigating if intelligence wasn't shared on purpose. I suspect it was.
[Huh? Do you mean it WAS wasn't shared on purpose??]
it's also why they're holding up so many appointments of Obama. They don't want his people in charge of certain agencies.
[Can you please tell me how the GOP can hold up ANYTHING when they don't have the numbers? Oh, wait! That's right! The Shadow Government.]
They will do "ANYTHING" to regain power!
[They will even LOSE power in order to regain it! Devious, but brilliant!]
if that is true, why didnt they "do anything" to retain power?
[Well, uh, well, Diebold, and, uh, no, uh. . . . Hmmm. . . . Well, you see, they lost power as a RUSE! Yeah, that's it! A ruse! It gives the APPEARANCE of losing power, when, uh, mmm. . . . THE SHADOW GOVERNMENT!! The Shadow . . . Government. . . .]
I was surprised how easily they gave up their precious power.
[It's a TRICK! Nasty, tricksy Repubseses! We hates them! . . . My precioussss. . . .]
I think that they never had power, but were puppets of the corporate masters. And the corporate master saw that the public wanted change so they gave them change, but didnt give up power.
[Of course! It was the Corporate Masters just doing a little sleight of hand! Explains everything.]
from the corporate point of view, letting the Democrats win a couple has several advantages. It raps the GOP on the knuckles to bring them to heel. It diverts public anger from Republican flaws and failures to Democratic flaws and failures. And having Democrats in power for a time can also wring some of the waste and corruption out of the system and give the corporations a fresh playing field. (This should probably be called the Zamboni theory of presidential elections.)
[The Zamboni Theory! That's it! The DINOs are just driving the Zamboni around a while to resurface the ice! Thank you, DUmmie starroute, for coming up with this term and for explaining it so well! You and Pitt are the experts in hockey theorems to explain American political life.]
So they could say, "We told you so..." "See? We told you the Democrat Party is weak on terrorism! This attack proves it. Only we can keep you safe!" And, if there was an attack that caused large losses of life, the bed-wetting majority would fall in behind them lockstep, just like they did after 9-11.
[The Undibomber? GOPMIHOP!]
When will the rest of America wake up???
[Why are there so few of us who SEE this?? WAKE UP, PEOPLE!!!]
This situation may have the potential to allow Obama to play very rough hardball politics. . . .
[That would send a tingle up Chris Matthews' leg!]
He can either play hardball and beat them at their own game---or he can allow them to treat our democracy like their little Fascist playground and he can watch them rip his Presidency to shreds.
[The "F" word! "Fascist"! Drink up! But wait . . . how can the GOP be fascist when they don't even. . . . Oh, that's right! The Shadow. . . .]
These people aren't Obama's friends. I hope he's aware of that. They may have wined and dined him in the beginning. . . .
[The old Arugula Pizza Ploy.]
The niceties stop there with these reptilian freaks.
[I'm picturing the Republicans in Congress caucusing at night and pulling off their human heads to reveal their lizard-like true features.]
I'm putting 2 & 2 together. Jeb Bush was talking about a Shadow Gov after Obama was elected. There are Bush holdovers that want to see Obama destroyed.
[2 + 2 = 5]
Richard Wolffe is on Rachel Maddow.
[I don't think Rachel swings that way.]
[No, she isn't!]
Is the lack of shared intelligence...
[. . . a distinctive feature of DUmmieland? Yes, it is!]
I'm no conspiracy theorist, but I wouldn't doubt that there are elements within the national security establishment that don't like the current course and would do anything to bring back the Bush years. There are some nutty people in that crowd.
[For that comment, we award you the Irony Cross.]
I...uh...wait, what? The GOP is barely smart enough to put their pants on the right way in the morning--do you honestly in any way, shape or form believe they've created some sort of "shadow government"?
[Well, see, they ALTERNATE between being complete knuckle-dragging morans and being brilliant strategists. It's funny what those rethuglicans can do. . . .]
The Cheney cabal is a real possibility. They could have left a number of ticking time bombs in the military like the Hood guy. You have guys like Scheuer saying Osama should drop a bomb to wake up the American people. Politically Obama/Hillary was a sure thing but in four years the Rethugs could come back if they engineered another Reichstag fire.
[OK, let me say this: You people are NUTS! Officially NUTS!]
Just plain sad.
[Just insane mad.]