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the vast fathomless nullity

I think that part of William F. Buckley’s mantle has fallen on Mark Steyn. It’s not that he challenges you to expand your vocabulary quite like Mr. Buckley did. (though I do find myself learning a bit of French by reading him) it’s his deft turn of phrase, his mastery of the English language, his ability to craft a put-down or insult without using vulgarity. I’ve yet to read, or hear the F-bomb from Mr. Steyn.

The vast fathomless nullity

What a phrase to craft describing B. Hussein Obama. Both the metrosexual man-child and his campaign.

From Mark Steyn’s Oct. 11th article:

Where was I? Oh, yeah. Citizen-presidents: Who needs ’em? The day after the debate I bumped into two Obama supporters in St Johnsbury, Vermont who said isn’t it great that he’s on course to win. Well, they were cute chicks, and I know an obvious pick-up line when I hear one, so I stopped to chat. God Almighty, it was like reverse Viagra: After ten minutes of Babes For Barack, I never want to meet a female woman of the opposite sex for the rest of my life. Their basic pitch was:

How do you solve a problem? Like, Obama!

How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?

That’s John McCain’s problem. Traditionally, when an unknown politician emerges on the national scene, it’s a race to define him. Governor Palin is a good example: within days, the coastal sophisticates were mocking her as a chillbilly ditz with a womb that spits out inbred kids faster than the First National Bank of Welfare Swamp issues subprime mortgages. That’s politics as usual: Define your opponent. But Obama is defined by his indefinability. When I pointed out to my Vermont gals that he lives in a swank pad that was part of some shady real estate deal with a convicted fraudster (Tony Rezko), that he entrusted his daughters’ entire religious education to a neo-segregationist anti-American nut who preaches that the government created the AIDS virus to kill black people (Jeremiah Wright), that he attended fundraisers with a political patron who’s an unrepentant terrorist proud of plotting to blow up young ladies just like them at a dance at the Fort Dix military base (William Ayers), when I pointed all this out, they looked at me as if I’d brought a baseball bat to a croquet match. Mere earthbound politicians are defined by their real estate deals and sleazy buddies, but Obama is defined only by his vibe. As his many admirers in France would say, he has a certain je ne sais quoi. And, if you try to pin down quoi precisely, then they don’t want to sais.

See what I mean. Mr. Steyn makes me learn some French. But it gets better later on.

Gaze into the giant zero of the Obama logo, the hole in the star-spangled donut, the vast fathomless nullity that is the gaping keyhole to the door of utopia. To a sad shriveled Republican cynic, there’s nothing there but the wide open spaces of Obama’s blank resume. But a believer will see therein the healing of the planet and the receding of the oceans. The black hole of Obama will suck you in through the awesome power of its totally cool suckiness.

See what I mean? The word-picture he paints is almost poetic. Wish I could write like that. He’s a British expatriate. He must have some Celtic bards in his ancestry. Celtic bards were known to use satire as a well-honed weapon.

Mark Steyn, the new WFB, Jr.

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Change of subject. Could someone, like, maybe, Drew, add an ‘Obama’ category? Could be ‘Obama’, ‘Obamination’, ‘Obamessiah’, ‘Obawannacracker’, etc. Something. This man-child could be the next President. Let’s at least have a proper category to use until BMEWS is shutdown by the Department of ACORN.

UPDATE:

Sorry, I forgot. I saw a bumper-sticker that would work as a category: BO – Smell the Change!


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