Tuesday, February 5, 2013
More Washington as Star Trek
The GOP as the Cardassians, conquering wherever they can, seizing every opportunity by employing any methodologies, however vile. They're totally ruthless, yet, somehow, they can't seem to hold on to what they've already won, much less make any more gains. However, there seems to be some hope for them. At least a few Cardassians are willing to admit that perhaps they have taken the wrong path.
The Democrats as the Federation . They mean well... No, they really do mean well. It's just that they're so wimpy. They let enemies behave ruthlessly until the enemies become such a threat that they must be faced and then it's too late to do it without bloodshed and horror. I'm not sure there's any future for them. Still, with Capt. Sisko speaking for the prophets and Capt. Janeway now returned home, there may yet be a shred of hope.
The Koch brothers as members of the Q, mysterious super beings, who meddle in human affairs for their own amusement.
The Right Wing smear machine as the Obsidian Order, spreading disinformation, propaganda and outright lies to support the ambitions of the Cardassian Empire.
Rush Limbaugh as Harcourt Fenton "Harry" Mudd, notorious con artist and grifter. He'll say or do say anything for money and power. If he won't take the part, it could be admirably played by Glenn Beck. In fact, anyone working for Fox News, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal, etc. will do in a pinch, but they're third rate grifters at best.
George Bush (aka: Junior, Georgie Porgie, Dunderhead the First, King George IV , etc.) as Nomad, the Earth probe which is taken over by the alien device Tan Ru, transforming him into a brutal destroyer of civilizations.
Dick Cheney as Data's evil brother, Lor. Ruthless and cruel, he hates everything except himself, but can tolerate the existence of sycophants.
Fox News as the Borg. Once they get their hands on you, you are assimilated. Resistance is futile!
It may not be Star Trek, and I've already used him twice, but how about Bill Clinton as Neville Chamberlain? Faced with the so-called Reagan Revolution, instead of undoing the damage his predecessor had so carefully crafted during his administration, Clinton started his terms of office by agreeing that the era of big government was over. We're still paying the price for that capitulation.
Note: I never liked Clinton and I still don't -- just in case you haven't figured that out yet. Oh, and I mean Bill, not Hillary. She's getting a bit long in the tooth, but she's still sexy.