Essays & Images on Cities, Travel and Contemporary Culture. A web journal of James A. Clapp, Ph.D., an UrbisMedia Ltd. Production

Carpe Diem: 2015.09.26


[Amazing how much Jon Kyl looks like Hermann Goering]

[Amazing how much Jon Kyl looks like Hermann Goering]

Back in 2010 I posted a piece about the obstructionist Republicans that have given us the most useless, unproductive and increasingly extremist Congress in the history of the nation—the “Notzis.” Since then Jon Kyl (perennial winner of the “Hermann Goering Look-Alike Contest”) decided not to run again for his Arizona Senate seat. Next to him Eric (not really a Jewish first name) Cantor got primaried out of his House seat and onto K Street. And yesterday “the Weeper,” the House Majority Tear Duct and complete flop as a leader, resigned his Speakership and seat (effective October 30). That leaves “The Turtle,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the last of the cabal of the Notzi bunker. We impatiently await the sound of his teeth crunching down on his political cyanide capsule.

Finally, Boehner, the former packaging and plastic company executive from Cincinnati, can get back to something suitable to his dim-wits and spontaneous sobbing—maybe Pope Francis,who capped Boehner’s carreer with his historic invitation to adress Congress, will elevate him to the Vicar of the Lacrimae Christi. The major media have strained to say something positive about Boehner’s cowardly political tenure, but there is no there there.

Not that Boehner’s redundant void is likely to make American politics any better (you have seen the current GOP presidential wanmnabes, haven’t you?). The GOP has devolved into a mendacious, mean-spirited, end-justifies-the-means party intimidated by bellicose extreme right wingers, bigots, racists, misogynists and xenophobes (and I say that with all due respect). Gee, it almost makes one nostalgic for those Notzis.