|In this strange world, a new governor who refuses to let his state know how he is going to come up with the cash to fill a massive hole in his budget can dispense words of wisdom to a president laying bare his soul about the challenges in the national budget.
In Bob's Bizarro World, Thomas Jefferson is cited as if he were some kind of a knee-jerk right-winger. In the real world, through his career and Regent University master's thesis, McDonnell has sharply rejected the separation of church and state established first in Jefferson's Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom, one of our third president's proudest achievements.
Bizarro Bob World is a place where all the most sacred conservative axioms go unchallenged, like Scripture. It's a utopia unscathed by the filth of unwashed Democrats -- kind of like those exclusive country clubs that our Republican friends like to frequent.
It's a place where a handsome man with a soothing tone can reassure you that you needn't fear the anarchy of liberal-led society because you can find a haven in a Richmond auditorium where everyone is happy and clapping and there is no dissension. (Who needs dissension? Okay, back to Thomas Jefferson and that Bill of Rights thing...)
I don't blame the Repubs one bit for propping this guy up for his Potemkin Village SOTU response. Gov. Bob reminds you of a kindly uncle - well, if your uncle were an android. He has nothing much to say, but he says it so nicely. I wish I lived in this Bizarro world too, where everyone cheered wildly every time I pronounced some stale ideological bromide. What a happy place that would be!
But alas, we do not live in Bizarro world, but in the real world. A place where we have a bold young president taking on enormous challenges with no help whatsoever from his not-so-loyal opposition. All that opposition has to offer up is the same tired old vision of a city on a hill with another phony-baloney actor telling us how all our problems will be solved if we just believe in tax cuts, guns and Jesus.
So, sorry I won't be joining you in your happy little world, Bob. Goodbye to all that - or maybe I should say, Hello?