Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Gore Vidal

When I repeat the following two paragraphs in my blog, especially the part about the Republican party, does that make me a left-wing wacko? Or perhaps a Gore Vidal sympathizer? Or right? Mr. Vidal always gets you going.  Incredible interview and recommended reading.
Johann Hari: Obama Is "Incompetent" and the U.S. Is a "Madhouse": An Exclusive Interview With Gore Vidal: "I was like everyone else when Obama was elected - optimistic. Everything we had been saying about racial integration was vindicated, but he's incompetent. He will be defeated for re-election. It's a pity because he's the first intellectual president we've had in many years, but he can't hack it. He's not up to it. He's overwhelmed. And who wouldn't be? The United States is a madhouse. The country should be put away - and we're being told to go away. Nothing makes any sense.
The President 'wants to be liked by everybody, and he thought all he had to do was talk reason. But remember - the Republican Party is not a political party. It's a mindset, like Hitler Youth. It's full of hatred. You're not going to get them aboard. Don't even try. The only way to handle them is to terrify them. He's too delicate for that.'"

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