On a bus tour through
South Carolina, Republican presidential
Michele Bachmann meets her supporters, Aug. 18.
Magyar Nemzet, Hungary
Bachmann: Will a 'One-Eyed Monarch Lead the Blind'?
"Trust is a very precious asset, and losing a AAA rating is much more serious than a momentary misstep. ... If the situation worsens further, the crisis forces the great powers to their knees and large groups of people begin preparing for the arrival of Armageddon … it will be Michele Bachmann (rather than Obama) to the rescue. But only in vain can a one-eyed monarch lead the blind."
Can Muhammad Ali be compared
to Vlagyimir Kilcsko? Of
course, both are world- heavyweight champion boxers, but that's not sufficient
to mention them in the same breath. Sports writers would put you in a headlock
for comparing a current boxing winner with such a legend. The differences
between the two eras are howling - and that's not only true of boxing.
more worrisome than this heavyweight boxing controversy is the epoch-making
clash of personalities that has emerged on the American scene. Tea Party
candidate Michele Bachmann won the Iowa straw poll, beating out Tim Pawlenty,
Ron Paul and Herman Cain.
Gabor Horn of the Alliance of Free Democrats [known for her rather obscene
language] tut-tutted when he saw the results, remarking that the clash of
personalities is making it exceedingly hard for the Republican team to pull
together. Where is the new Nixon or Reagan - and what about that familiar
Bush-family charisma? Just one of the nine Republican candidates can aspire to
emerge and face off against Barack Obama, who, despite his missteps and failed
reforms, is still more of a politician than the entire Republican field
Ukrainian Boxer VlagyimirKilcsko (right) with one of his conquests
Williamson. Kilcsko is WBA
Super, IBF, WBO
it seems that Obama will have only one term in the White House. The president
is in too-tight a corner. His most important work, health care reform, is under
constant attack, and the Supreme Court is unlikely to delay ruling on it until
the end of campaign season. Reform is the ideal campaign issue, and Republican
candidates can invoke their slogan again and again: "Socialism is no good
Bachmann has already said several times that she's concerned about Obama's
plans because she fears he is un-American. Until a new president is elected, it
is going to be a real slugfest. All the candidates will fight dirty (while one
party gains strength, which is part of the idiosyncrasy of America). That said,
no one should be surprised if the Tea Party candidate really wins - simply
because she's at the right place at the right time: she's not from Texas (like
Bush was), she represents the weaker sex and she is a shrill, born-again
Christian. That is to say nothing of Obama's failure to exhibit the dynamism
that characterized him in 2008.
in the U.S. debt-ceiling was very poorly handled. The entire world was counting
down the days to the United States going bankrupt. Of course nothing happened, and
not because the parties agreed at the last minute. Nothing happened because
America is relatively strong and well put together. It is not going to fall
apart just like that. Yet everyone pontificated
about it, with Republicans, sure enough, pointing to Obama and saying: "See how unfit he is to handle the situation?It's just like what happened with
But none of this is the fault of the president. One
should first look toward his megalomaniacal Texan predecessor who, during his
reign, tanked the image of American empire and set events in train that will in
all probability lead to its fall. Now we are at the point that the world is
watching a genuine American meltdown. Trust is a very precious asset, and
losing a AAA rating is much more serious than a momentary misstep. America's political
partners and global terrorist groups alike still trust in the market - just not
as much as before.
But if the situation worsens further, the crisis
forces the great powers to their knees and large groups of people begin preparing
for the arrival of Armageddon … it will be Michele Bachmann (rather than Obama) to the rescue. But only in vain can a one-eyed monarch lead the blind.
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