Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Wesley Clark - Antichrist?
Over at Daily Kos, there's a diary about Wesley Clark's performance on Fox News after Bush's big speech last night. It contains a poll that wound up with 80% support for the proposition that "If Clark is the nominee in 2008, Dems will take the White House."
Correct me, but that looks like 80% support among one of the leftiest constituencies on the net for a guy who gets paid by Rupert Murdoch to chat with Brit Hume about George Bush - an official Fox News Talking Head.
The End Days are truly upon us.
I fell in love with Clark when he appeared on the Dianne Rheem show before he announced his candidacy in 2004. He absolutely rocked, and I was surprised by his disappointing performance during the primaries. He gave off a vibe that seemed overwhelmed by it all, and was fittingly punished for that.
Still, I harbored my crush, and every time I've heard him speak since the election, it's bolstered my feeling that he would make the best President of anyone on the American scene today. If I had the power to go back in time and change one Historical Fact, I'd make Wesley Clark get elected President in 2000. Okay, he wasn't running then. If I had to settle for 2004, I'd take it.
Unfortunately for my fantasy world, he was running in 2004, and he got his ass handed to him. He entered the race late, with no organization, no base, no money, and no electoral experience. That was last year.
I don't have cable, but thanks to the friendly internet (another fine Defense Department product) I was able to view his segment. Clark acquitted himself well last night. He was cool, warm, articulate, plain-spoken, handsome, rumpled, patriotic, and critical of the Bush administration. He killed. The patriots at Freerepublic.com (sorry, no link for you) were agog:
"Wesley Clark belongs on Lynndie England's leash."
"This jacka@@ is the epitome of stupidity. I forced myself to listen to his crap and was yelling at the TV constantly. He just never got it and why Fox invited this nitwit to offer anything I'll never understand. He is so far off it makes me sick."
"He wears women's underwear, doesn't he. "
"Clark is a pimp for the Democrats. Wearing his uniform is just a shame. NO GENERALS ever, ever, ever wear uniforms and discuss their politics. He broke the rule. But, then, he IS a pawn for the Clintons. So much for Clark's "duty, honor and country." [Ed Note: Clark wore a suit and tie on Fox]
"could it be because Clark is a Disco dancing, oscar wilde reading, Barbara Striesand ticket holding ... friend of Dorthy?"
"My wife got mad at me last night when I told her Clark was scum. She said that I say that about everyone who is against Bush."
"Wow. Wes Clark really is a bitter loser. Is he gay?"
"Easy on Oscar Wilde -"
"I fault Fox for giving this little sniveling weasel a forum."
His decision to hire on with Fox is a testament to his military-trained strategery. He is stroking the Left by getting their Basic Truths on Fox News, stroking the Middle by getting moderate, realist views on Fox News, and softening up the Right by being on Fox News.
I doubt he'll stay with Fox for too long, because he will need some distance from that association when the primary season looms up, but he is using Fox like a two-dollar whore right now. He's gaining name recognition, street cred among the great inattentive masses, and (as long as he's on his stand-up game) respect among primary-voting Democrats. That last group is the one he has to nurse most carefully, and that's what makes me think his tenure with Fox won't be too long. It will be interesting to see what he does in 2006-7 to stay in the public consciousness and raise money for his presidential run.
Now here's the downside. All of this fits perfectly with Biblical Prophesy. Unless I've miscalculated, Wesley Clark will be the Antichrist. Look, here's proof...
2 And the beast which I saw [George Bush] was like unto a leopard [well-hung], and his feet were as the feet of a bear [long toenails?], and his mouth as the mouth of a lion [unable to speak English]: and the dragon [Karl Rove] gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3 And I saw one of his heads [Donald Rumsfeld? Maybe that's Cheney] as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months [give or take a few years].
6 And [as usual] he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints [Helen Thomas? Michael Moore?], and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world [REAL Jesus people won't worship Bush.].
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11 And I beheld another beast [Clark?] coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon [works the rubes like Rove].
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him [Presidential Authority], and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed [Clark's a uniter, not a divider].
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men [Ouch ouch ouch!]