The musings of a Raging Moderate.
"assume stupidity in yourself and others".
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Political Novel 2012 - Chapter 1
all have a novel in us. This story will be the intrigue at a major
party convention when a coup is formed. It turns out the party's
nominee, Ritt Momney, attempted to do anything it took to win the White
House. He got caught.
Four years earlier Ritt had come in
second. Ritt was vetted as the Vice Presidential Candidate for Caine
McJohn, the party's nominee. When Caine saw Ritt's tax returns Caine
rejected Ritt out of hand and chose a woman, Hannah Lapin.
saw his chances for the White House evaporate. His father, Jorge, would
have been the first Guatemalan-born President of the United States.
These are people who read the Kennedy manual on how to create a
political dynasty. Jorge was the ground-breaker; it was up to Ritt to
get to the White House.
If Caine won the election at hand, Ritt
would be pushed to the side in 8 years in favor of others who were
queuing up for the job. His only real chance was to create a situation
where Caine loses and Ritt could come back in 4 years as a savior of the
The plan was bold, simple and risky. Crash the entire
economy and allow the Minority Party, led by Deman Isblaque, to win.
Instead of having to wait eight years, he would only have to wait 4
Ritt's connections were as a big bank guy. He made his
bones destroying companies for fun and profit. He simply got his buddies
in the financial field to stop lending money to people shortly after
the convention. It worked, the economy tanked.
Isblaque would be President Isblaque, but only a one termer. In the
ensuing 4 years a steady hammering of Deman Isblaque would take place.
In a ravaged economy, he could do little, making him a prime take-over
Monies saved from 10 years of business tax cuts and
other programs instituted ostensibly for the growing of the economy
would be used as fuel for the eventual campaign. Supreme Court rulings
allowed this cash to be transferred in secret. Once Ritt settles into
the White House, all this money would be release with the power of a
massive coiled spring onto the economy.
The plan had Ritt setting the fire that destroyed the economy and bringing the water to put the fire out. He would be the hero.
Things start to unravel as filings from the Securities and Exchange
Commission showed he and his companies were responsible for disposing of
aborted fetuses for profit. He tried to hide his activity with all
sorts of pretzel logic. But his signatures were all over the documents.
All the king's horses and all the king's men rode onto the cable
channels, but they could not put Ritt's fractured shell back again.
The Pro-Life wing of the party begins to defect. Catholic Cardinal
Putchaps of Denver led the way attacking Ritt for being two-faced on the
issue of abortion. "It is one thing to be Pro-Choice, but to make a
profit from the disposal of the bodies of unborn children is more than
The Church can bear". The Cardinal leads a moral blackmail campaign
against his own congregants, refusing to administer The Holy Eucharist
to any of Ritt's delegates.
The once committed delegates begin
to hatch a plan to defect en-masse at the convention. Delegates begin to
put their votes up on ebay to the next highest bidder.
The next chapter begins as delegates start to pick the Ritt Momney replacement. Ritt is fighting for his political life.