The Long Run

4 10 2021

Wildwood

If you haven’t heard the news by now, you will soon.

I’m still plugged into that direct gossip line, so I knew this was coming. Perhaps not quite this soon.

As bad as things turned out then, and as depressed I was in the immediate months afterward, thinking it would be the worst crisis of my life, (how wrong I was, all I had to do was wait four years and change), it wound up working out really well. All I had to do is give it time, and wait for that crisis and the more severe one of four years hence to intertwine.

Relationships and networking contacts I formed during the campaign are a very significant part of the reason why I am where I am today doing what I’m doing today, and why I have twin toddler sons at my parents-in-law’s house right now as I write this. Those of you know either know me or I trust enough know the whole rest of the story.

And how’d it ultimately work out for Claire McCaskill? The 48th President of the United States, whose whole political career I ground-floor day-one adopted six years ago, (and to be in a position to do that was also a fallout from being involved in the campaign), threw a retirement party for her three years ago.

This medium’s current slogan, which it has been since I got over my mother’s passing, and after taking in the whole thing, is that I now have everything in life I ever wanted, and all it cost me is everything I ever knew. Now I realize that the inverse is just as true: It takes the high cost of being denied what seems to be everything you could ever have to get what you really want out of life.

To put it another way, it worked out well in:


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4 10 2021
countenance

Needless to say, this official media copy gets what I think is one of the important elements of history wrong. I can search my own archives later on, but you know (if you’ve been around here long enough) that I was never of the opinion that what Claire McCaskill did before primary day had that much of an effect. That if it did, it was the least important of several much more important factors.

5 10 2021
Hard Right

Yep. I disagreed with you at the time. I was one of those called. She won the primary for him. You’re right about the general, though. It had no effect there.

Speaking of slogans:

Trillion-dollar platinum coin could be minted at the last minute

https://www.axios.com/trillion-dollar-platinum-coin-mint-janet-yellen-223e7722-d7ba-47c9-b5f6-49a841d181de.html

A trillion-dollar platinum coin could be minted “within hours of the Treasury Secretary’s decision to do so,” Philip Diehl, former director of the United States Mint, tells Axios.

I probably owe you a barrel full by now.

6 10 2021
countenance

Oh yes I see the trillion dollar coin fucktardery has returned. Party like it’s 2013.

Like I said, I’ll never believe that Claire’s treachery (which we all know happened) was anything but a minor factor in our winning the primary. In fact, of all the probable credible causes, I figured back then and still believe it’s the least likely. The most likely cause is that Todd represented the 2nd Congressional district, which (in its 1990s and 2000s configuration) overlayed the most enthusiastic Republican and conservative voters in the state. So it was a home field advantage especially in a serious three way race.

4 10 2021
countenance

I’m just waiting for all the crocodile tears in the coming hours and days from all the two-faced cretins who only had bad words for Todd back in 2012 and before. It’s like Tommy Sotomayor’s late grandmother said, give me my flowers while I’m still here to smell them.

Consider that to be a prelude for when Jared Taylor leaves this world. Apropos I mention that, because JT and Todd had very similar demeanors and temperaments.

4 10 2021
David In TN

I see that Todd Akin published a book in 2014. What is the general tone and do you recommend it?

4 10 2021
countenance

Of which I have an autographed copy, back in the family storage bin near St. Louis, along with my books by and autographed by my second son’s namesake. It’s his side of the story, and also somewhat of an autobio. For you, I’d definitely recommend. For everyone else, only if you had some kind of skin in the game or are that intensely interested in recent history.

4 10 2021
David In TN

I see you really know me from our exchanges. I have a life-long addiction to political books, autobiographies, biographies and histories.

4 10 2021
countenance

One of the things that the time period and everything that has happened in it to me and in general from August 2012 to now is that if I just hold on tight and be patient, that things will get better, no matter how bad they get. Might as well bring in another song segue. Only I could find a way to connect a former Congressman and failed Senate candidate dying to an Eagles song and a Rolling Stones song.

4 10 2021
countenance

Like I said, the year that reality would reassert itself.

4 10 2021
Puggg

Is it just me or is that Eagles song sounding better and better the older it gets?

5 10 2021
David In TN

Jack Cashill wrote a tribute to Todd Akin at The American Spectator. As far as I can tell this is the only thing about Mr. Akin in any “conservative” outlet.

6 10 2021
countenance

https://spectator.org/the-gop-betrayal-of-rep-todd-akin/

I remember that Sunday show with Jaco, and I also remember at the time that the controversy out of that interview was going to be about the voting rights line of questions and answers. I was already game planning some nice clever soundbytes to respond to what I thought was going to come.

6 10 2021
Hard Right

That was definitely worth reading. I’d forgotten how GOPe cucked him. I mostly remembered Coulter running her mouth.

Weren’t you at the State Fair or something when it happened?

7 10 2021
countenance

Now that I remember, yes, I was. The next year, the SF had that Obama rodeo clown. The year after that, what’s when GENTILIVUS GIANTIVUS purloined his ultimate cigarillo. Three SFs in a row I was at and somehow involved some drama.

6 10 2021
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