Katie Hobbs has been selected as the new governor of Arizona. As anyone not high on Hopium could have predicted before the selection was held.
There is a wonderful scene in the wonderful movie (wonderful, because it involves a thoughtful story and talented acting rather than a 60 minute sequence of CGI karate fights) Rob Roy, about a Scottish clan leader who has dealings with a disreputable Scottish lord played, interestingly enough, by John Hurt (who played Winston Smith in the movie adaptation of Orwell’s 1984). In this movie, Hurt – playing the Scottish lord – engages in a dialogue with his henchman Archie (played by Tim Roth) who thinks he is clever enough to fool the lord about his shady dealings.
“Something is here that I do not see,” the lord muses. “Killern (another flunkie) and you have a hand in some matters that is hid from sight…. you are in cash yet I know you are without means… ”
Roth’s character, the insolent villain Archie, responds oilily with “the cards favored.” Which prompts the lord, played brilliantly by Hurt, to explode, “Do you take me entirely for a whig, sir?”
Meaning, an imbecile.
That kind of outrage is needed now. By the people who didn’t vote for creatures such as this Katie Hobbs – who was somehow permitted to hold a supervisory position over her own selection and who, naturally, selected herself.
The cards favored.
Yes, of course they do. And something worse than imbeciles, who have the quality of being exactly that and so cannot be faulted for it anymore than a cripple can be faulted for not running. But what can be said of a person who isn’t crippled who refuses to walk? What word would best describe people who are treated with the utmost contempt by people such as Katie Hobbs (as well as Gretchen Whitmer, Kathy Hochul, Slingblade and so on) and know that is how they are regarded – and how they have been dealt with – and do nothing about it?
Vote Harder, next time!
What “next time” will that be, pray? Are they so imbecilic as to believe that, the selection having taken place, those who selected themselves will not spend the next several years making quite sure future selections result in similar selections? Keep in mind who will now control the selection process in these states. And also who will control the selection of federal judges, who will rule on such selection processes for the next forever.
This is what comes of being an imbecile.
For only an imbecile could believe that selections governed by the same people – and the same rules – that determined the 2020 selection could have resulted in any other selection than the one that just occurred, again. It takes an imbecile to believe that a selection determined by the counting of unvetted, mass-absentee ballots could have had any other result.
Kari Lake believed it, right up to the moment her opponents selected herself – as has apparently just happened, a week after the selection. It took a week to assure the right selection was made. Anyone not a “whig” – that is to say, an imbecile – knew this was as certain to occur as the sun setting in the evening. Only am imbecile could hope that the sun would not set, this time.
The question before us now is – are we also cowards?
We’ve been publicly humiliated – again. It has been made crystal clear what they think of us and what they have done to us. And will, again. Because they are certain we will do absolutely nothing about it, other than Vote Harder, next time.
So, what else can we do?
Well, for openers, how about we stop voting in selections – until we have elections again? Until there is election day, again – and people who want to vote in them are obliged to show up on that day and obliged to show that they have a right to vote? That a method of verifying the legitimacy of each vote exist, prior to the actual voting? So that if there is any question about the vote, it can be readily ascertained whether the vote was (or was not) legitimate?
And until then, refuse to legitimize these selections by participating in them.
That would be a start.
Until then, going-along with this charade of “voting” in selections is to be taken for a “whig,” by people even more villainous than Tim Roth’s character, Archie, in the movie.
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