I like the idea of a ranked soldier keeping his / her rank after un-deployment and rest.
I like calling him President Obama. He’ll always be President.
But, do I really? Only kind of. Rachel Maddow had a guest on today. She called him “Senator” Gordon Humphrey. I thought that out of a hundred Senators, I’d still be smart like a 98% A-student if there were just 2 I didn’t remember. But, really, eff that. I know every dang one, at least by name.
Well, turns out I’m not “There are 2 Senators I don’t know” dumb. Gordon WAS a senator. A long time ago. Like pushing 30 years ago was Senator. Oddly, this gets me to the actual reason I wrote this story: the Zombie of a long-retired Republican senator is haunting us with a press junket. And, weirder, Rachel Maddow had him on her show.
Pardon my taking the piss out of yer man, but aside from my flickin’ his old nuts, that’s an actual poster he uses. For what, not entirely sure. He’s too old to run for any office. Trump is only 71, and I don’t think ANYONE doubts the dumb in risking being a peasant under a mad king. A Dementia-hollowed ASSHOLE. Like Trump. This guy is just too gravity-whittled for service, anymore.
What I’m thinking is that his agent sees a longing for the days before the Tea Party. Before the Freedom Caucus made a buy-in Swamp army of them. With the INSANE militancy of the Presidency, a longing for days even before Neoconservatism. This guy Humphrey represents just that.
He could never be held up as an ideological echo of a hero any lost culture pines to re-live. The people have shown themselves for who they are to the core, and, you can’t un-shoot yourself in your idiot foot. Only the sage monks of electoral politics and the old generals of our reeling media structure keep the memory alive at all. NBC wants to conspire in stopping the Republican party from bleeding out.
Too late for miracles, old chap.
And, I’m not all about helping save the Republican corpse. Let it rot.