On Wednesday, Nov. 28, Doug Meyers had a public meltdown in print. He calls out Democrats and young people for voting for President Obama. He proceeds to list 25 different things’ that they/we now own. I’m sure there were more, but the word count limit probably saved his keyboard from exploding. It would be a waste of time to address Mr. Meyers’ psychic premonitions or go point-by-point to address his version of “tag you’re it.” The childishness of both is more than coincidental. Remember my new favorite word “apoplectic?” I think Mr. Meyers has added “apocalyptic” to his vocabulary.
Using Mr. Meyers’ criteria, should one conclude that Republicans and old people are and were responsible for everything that occurred prior to Jan. 20, 2009? Do they own stealing the 2000 election? Do they own the budget surplus turning into a deficit? 9-11? The housing crash? The global financial meltdown? Too big to fail? Katrina? The Iraq War and 100,00 plus deaths? How about our longest war in history, Afghanistan? The Tea Party? Sarah Palin? Hmmm, how many things can we come up with? Funny thing, all these and more actually happened. Will Doug’s fantasy list come to fruition? I think not.
The letter ends with “God is our only hope now.” Many in the GOP have blamed Hurricane Sandy (and Chris Christie) for the President’s re-election. An “act of God” insurance claim refers to occurrences out of human control, such as hurricanes or other natural disasters. Let’s see, Hurricane Gustov disrupts the Republican convention in Tampa. Hurricane Sandy gives Obama the election. Perhaps God was sending a message. Perhaps God wanted the “hope” guy to win. The irony is Mr. Meyers using the word “hope” in his closing. I forgot, Republicans don’t get irony.
Here is some advice for Mr. Meyers. Sit in a comfortable chair. Put your hands in your lap. Close your eyes. Breath deeply (unless you live in western Garfield County) Repeat the sound “om” with each exhalation. Continue doing this for the next four years, at least. It helped me from 2000-2008.
Craig S. Chisesi