Maybe I’ve been reading too much Pynchon, and the paranoia is starting to set in, but is anyone else in conspiracy theory mode right now? I usually laugh off conspiracy theories, because people have to pull in all sorts of random tiny details from all over to try to get their theory to work. In this case, it is just blatantly in our faces.
Think about the timing for this economic crisis to happen. Think about it. If this is not some sort of crazy conspiracy designed for some reason, then it is without a doubt the most amazing coincidence I’ve ever experienced.
What are some reasons someone might design this? I think the most plausible is that the Republicans have basically spent 8 years making themselves look completely incompetent. Now they need to get re-elected somehow. What is a good way to do that? Well, right before the election there should be an economic crisis, then the Republicans draw up this great (i.e. lousy) solution and save the day restoring some hope that they can do something right. Luckily by the time we realize it is was not a solution at all, the election will be long over.
Unforeseen catch: The House doesn’t play along because the proposed solution is crap.
Another less likely possibility is that they somehow need to take the pressure off Palin. Divert the attention of the voter to the fact that this person is probably the most ignorant and unintelligent person in all of American history to be considered for one of the top two positions. This possibility isn’t as likely, since it is such short notice and possibility 1 allows for a good two years of planning this.
Thoughts on the timing? Coincidence or no?