Humpty Dumpty and the big fix
By Michael Moriarty
The liberal, Progressive humanitarian façade of the Democratic Party was initially debunked in 1973 by its own unanimous support for all of the Pro-Choice euphemisms contained in the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, all of the scientific and legal double talk defending the murder of gestating infants.
However, now, 35 years later, the entire Democratic Party seems to be self-immolating in the 2008 election year. There are explosive revelations of not only the party's hypocrisy, but also of a few of the party's high-level hypocrites, i.e. now former Governor Eliot Spitzer of New York and Geraldine Ferraro of the Clinton campaign who had been a former vice presidential candidate for the presidential aspirations of Walter Mondale. What had been evolving, during the Democratic campaign, into an impressive display of two formidable candidates for president is now exploding in the inevitable revelation of the sexism, racism and, as the Spitzer incident revealed, brazen hypocrisy within the Progressive, liberal establishment. Geraldine Ferraro's inflammatory, strong inference that sexism and racism have more to do with Senator Barack Obama's success than his own talents, these rationalizations for Hillary's fading campaign are undeniable evidence that the Democrats not only don't live up to their ideals, but, at the highest level, live down to even their own lowest labels for Republicans.
After so many years of having to endure defamatory rhetoric from the liberal camp, the conservatives, the McCain campaign in particular, are watching the Democratic Party defame itself in public with charges of corruption, sexism and racism leveled at one another. Conservatives are also witnessing New York's Mr. Law and Order, Democratic Governor Spitzer, go down in the smoke of his own hypocritical lifestyle of political paradigms and prostitutes.
The first question I have is, will these events at least foretell the eventual downfall of the Clinton empire, and perhaps be the death knell of the Clintons' reputedly "Global Initiative" to be a world power in and of itself?
The answer to the question, as I ponder all the possibilities, is yes and no.
When the Clinton administration faced a miserable, 22% approval rating following that presidency's unconscionable assault upon the Waco compound in Texas, the Oklahoma City Federal Building was bombed a year later and the Clinton administration rose to 62% approval ratings, and, so far as I know, never dipped below 40%, regardless of the sexual indiscretions attributed to the President.
You underestimate a Clinton at your peril. Political campaigning for the Clintons, as is graphically described in the former president's autobiography, is war … and, as they say, "all is fair in war". "In love", however, that other ingredient of the axiom, is only applicable to the Clintons when they win. They hate anything or anyone that will not help them win the presidency back.
Evidently the Democratic Party "had a great fall" and now appears to be a Humpty Dumpty Progressive Movement. With two apparent winners to choose from, their differences, rather than proclaiming the Democrats' openness, became a revelation of that Party of the People's hypocrisy. Furthermore, through Geraldine Ferraro, they have accused not the Republicans but the entire population of the United States itself. It is now the People's sexism and racism that put Senator Obama high in the polls.
The second question is, can the winning Democratic candidate for the presidency bring the Democratic Party together in enough time to win the election? He or she will only have two months to do it. Can the Democratic candidate heal an increasingly divided party, one split in two by sexism, racism and scandal? Such accusations have now been exposed as actual prejudices within the minds of the Democratic leadership.
Who or what is really deciding American Presidential elections?
With the Bush and Clinton families' chance at stretching their volley ball game with the White House from 20 to a possible 28 years of control, how far is such a bipartisan coalition willing to go?
With some Republicans not really wanting Sen. McCain to win, what chance does America, let alone Sen. McCain, have in such an already corrupted election?
Considering the stakes in limitless world power and money, a monstrously "Big Fix" not only might be "on" … but may have been on for quite some time.
Sen. Barack Obama's challenge to the Big Fix appears to be growing even greater than that of Sen. McCain. Obama has the George Soros/Vladimir Putin coalition behind him.
However, I don't believe either McCain or Obama are part of the Big Fix. I do, on the other hand, believe that many of the Superdelegates are or soon will be.
Will America or even this nation's historians ever know what went on in the backrooms of Denver, 2008, and its "brokered" convention?
Mark my words, Hillary Clinton will end up President of the United States, no matter what happens. Her triumph will look even more bizarre than George W. Bush's victory over Al Gore. However, when you consider even that outcome as part of the Big Fix the recent fall from grace by the Democratic Party should come as no surprise, nor should we be shocked by the realization that Humpty Dumpty is not just the Democratic Party. Humpty Dumpty is America itself. America will eventually be found broken into so many pieces … "that all the king's horses … and all the king's men" … may never be able to see the United States of America put back together again.
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Moriarty is also running for President of the United States in 2008 as a candidate for the Realists Party. To find out more about Moriarty's presidential campaign, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.