Sunday, January 07, 2007

From Metrosexual to Macho

Not long ago the "buzzword" was Metrosexual (well, except for the whole fake Fox News thing) and now, the buzzword is supposedly Macho. Yes, because so many people are so shallow that they would base who they vote for on appearance rather than honesty, integrity, ability and brains?

Guess that must be the thought of some, however to me, in this world of air brushing, botox using fakeness...I'd prefer that our elected officials actually be men and women of conviction rather than of cosmetics...

Some quotes from the article (which does require free registration):

The return of Democratic manliness was no accident; it was a carefully planned strategy. But now that the Macho Dems are walking the halls of Congress, it remains to be seen whether they will create as many problems for Democrats as they solved. After all, these new Democrats have heterodox political views that could complicate Democratic caucus politics, and their success may raise uncomfortable questions for those Democrats who don’t pass the new macho test.

The architects of this strategy, Representative Rahm Emanuel, Mr. Lapp’s boss, as well as Senator Charles Schumer, are well-known political pit bulls. Mr. Emanuel won his Congressional seat by navigating the ward politics of Chicago’s old-fashioned political machine.

He is missing half of one finger — his aides refer to him as “nine point five” — and swears enough to make a Soprano blush. Senator Schumer is so aggressive and demanding that he has a reputation as one of the most difficult people in the Senate to work for. Both men, who have been elevated to leadership positions in the new Congress, are throwbacks to the era when tough-guy Democrats were urban ethnic politicians, like Dan Rostenkowski and Tip O’Neill.

When Mr. Emanuel and Mr. Schumer set out to find candidates to run in the red states and districts of the 2006 electoral battleground they sought their own rural and exurban doppelgängers.


So...Metrosexual is out for at least 2007 and Macho is in....or for the rest of us? Bleh...unless people are going to start singing...That would at least be entertaining...My personal favorite was the "Indian"...

:-)

1 comment:

Hooda Thunkit said...

Metrosexual HA! Never bought into that whole shtick...

"he return of Democratic manliness was no accident; it was a carefully planned strategy. But now that the Macho Dems are walking the halls of Congress..."

But enough about Hillary what's Bill been up to?


Sorry, I couldn't resist ;-)

I couldn't keep a straight face any longer. I've played along almost as long as the dems were conciliatory and saying all of the right words.

The show is over, now let the games begin!