Baldwin: The never-ending moron
By Murray Soupcoff
posted March 11, 2002
What more can America do to rid itself of the irritating, self-important
bore and moron known as Alec Baldwin? Previously, the washed-up
Hollywood thespian promised that he would leave the country if George
W. Bush were elected President. But sad to say, this would-be male Jane
Fonda was not a man of his word and is still with us, as reported by several
newspapers on Friday March 8th.
told a Florida A&M University audience that memories of September
11 have overshadowed public doubts about the 36-day recount of Florida
presidential ballots. He said the war makes it hard for Bush critics to
remind voters of "this other disaster that we faced in this country -
a disaster that ... has done as much damage to our country as any terrorist
attack could do."
Yes indeed, a year and a half after the event, Americans are still secretly
obsessing about the "unjust" Florida recount and questioning the election
of George W. Bush as their President. And like Alec Baldwin, they know
in their hearts that what the country really needed after September 11
was Al Gore as their commander in chief.
Oh dear, talk about living in an alternate reality. How he can say with
a straight face that "this other disaster that we faced in this country"
-- namely the 32-day Florida Presidential recount (now completely forgotten
by 99.9 per cent of the planet, excepting Alec, Frank Rich, Norman Lear
and Tipper Gore) -- "has done as much damage to our country as any terrorist
attack could do".
Oh yes, terrible damage. The American nation has responded almost as one,
under the leadership of a determined President Dubyah, to counter the
terrorist threat from afar. And despite the terrible destruction and loss
of life on September 11, morale is high again, optimism is returning to
the lives of everyday Americans, and even the moribund economy is beginning
But an isolated, bitter few -- like the moronic Baldwin brothers and the
likes of Bill Press, Frank Rich and the New York Times editorial board
-- cannot let go of their 'Gore was robbed' fantasy. In their hearts,
they know that only an "informed, enlightened" elite like themselves know
what is best for the American people. And to put the matter crudely, it
simply pisses them off that the American people won't abide by the judgment
of their "betters" and realize that they are missing out on the many,
many benefits a "progressive" Gore presidency would have brought. Instead,
the Great Unwashed, displaying their typical gullibility and ignorance,
have affirmed the legitimacy of the Bush Presidency by steadily bestowing
approval ratings on their commander in chief.
What Alec Baldwin and his ilk can't seem to realize is that the memories
of September 11 haven't clouded the judgment of the American people. Rather,
it's opened up their eyes to the corrupt, morally-enervating reality that
was eight years of the Clinton "progressive" presidency. And it's made
them realize how very lucky America was in November 2000 that a principled,
straight-talking guy like Dubya became their leader, rather than the calculating,
indecisive and morally bankrupt human robot called Al Gore.
Murray Soupcoff is a former radio and television producer with the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He also was Executive Editor of We
Compute Magazine for several years, and is now the Managing Editor of
the popular Iconoclast Canadian conservative Web site (www.iconoclast.ca).
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