This shit is mind-boggling. How can you be too retarded to fill in a fucking dot? The person who couldn't spell the name of their chosen write-in candidate is a fun little bonus.
Really, regardless of what the rules say, they should just throw out all those ballots. I believe in the universal right to vote, but I also believe that if you're too stupid to make your intent clear, your vote shouldn't actually count. I don't want the outcome of any election to be influenced by the opinion of someone who thinks "fill in the oval" means "circle the square."
As we prepare for the age of Obammunism, I think it's important to keep something in mind:
A city being destroyed by a natural disaster is a form of change, a herd of animals stampeding over a cliff is a form of progress, and a kid sneaking out of his room on Christmas Eve to catch a glimpse of Santa is a form of hope.
Also, I've seen a few conservatives saying that they're going to throw the whole "not my president" thing right back at the left as payback for the last 8 years. I don't think I'll be going that route.
Barack Obama will be my president. However, as an American citizen, I have a Constitutionally guaranteed right to criticize the everloving fuck out of my president, and I plan to take full advantage of this right, no matter how hard liberals try to redefine dissent as racism and/or blasphemy.
Suck on that, motherfuckers.
(Side note: Is anyone still reading this? I didn't mean to disappear for two more weeks just as I was getting back into a rhythm, but...moving out, etc.)
I hope I get a job at least a couple months before Obama takes office, just so I can experience keeping the money that I make.
Honestly, I'd feel worse about living in a socialist country if I wasn't already planning on moving to New York.
Just look on the bright side: Part of the reason Reagan was elected was that people were so disgusted by the utter incompetence of Jimmy Carter. Obama's gradual destruction of the country could usher in a new era of conservative dominance.
...Assuming the country is still here after the guaranteed international crisis, of course.
Speaking of looking on the bright side, as a musician, I can benefit somewhat from all this. I'll have so much material to work with over the next four years that I'll probably be able to write several albums' worth of protest songs.
On that note, will liberals finally stop claiming to be anti-establishment now that they've given the keys to the country to a radical? I doubt it, but it will be fun to see how they handle the cognitive dissonance of the situation. Hell, there's a song topic right there.
Finally, a message for John McCain:
Hey, moron, thanks for alienating a huge portion of the right-leaning electorate (myself included) and responding to eight years of hateful, ignorant bullshit from the left by preaching compromise and bipartisanship. While Democrats compared Bush to Hitler, claimed that non-Obama voters were racist, fundamentalist gun nuts, and blatantly pushed for an overwhelming numerical and ideological majority in all three branches of government, you made your record of "reaching across the aisle" to these petulant children the centerpiece of your campaign. That "uniter, not a divider" bullshit didn't work for Bush, and it didn't work for you, because Democrats aren't interested in compromising with people they consider to be stupid, evil, or some combination of the two. Fuck you.
I think I'm done now.
Unfortunately, I didn't get a sticker, so this is the best I can do to show it off. Among all the talk of long lines, etc., I waited in line for 0 minutes and 0 seconds and was something like the 358th person to vote in my district. At 4:45 PM.
In other news, I'm moving this weekend. Yeah.
It may be a little late for this to be truly successful, but since it won't be a reality anyway...
Thomas Sowell is, of course, one of the smartest men in America. His economic knowledge will help him deal with the current crisis, and he's sure to actually cut spending and wasteful government programs, among other things. His running mate, An Inanimate Carbon Rod, saved a space shuttle crew in 1994 and has since led a life of honorable public service. I feel that either of them would be a better choice than St. Hopechange or Senator Maverick.
Who's with me?
So, predictably, Obama supporters have decided to focus on Joe "The Plumber" Wurzelbacher rather than responding to The Obamessiah's blatantly socialist comments.
I say "predictably" because this is the kind of stupid shit that liberals seem to pull on a regular basis. Because their worldview places so much importance on good intentions and opinions, they feel that they can alter reality itself by destroying someone's character, even if this has nothing to do with the issue. It's kind of like when John Kerry's campaign responded to criticism of the "I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it" comment by attacking Bush's National Guard record.
Answer me this, morons: Why does it matter if Joe is really his middle name? Why does it matter if he's not licensed as a plumber? Why does it matter if Obama's tax policy wouldn't actually affect him?
Let's take Joe out of the equation entirely and imagine (which liberals love to do) that Obama was asked the following question:
Let's say, hypothetically, that a plumber is getting ready to buy a company that makes $250,000 to $280,000 a year. Is your tax plan going to raise his taxes?
Now let's make some very small changes to the part of Obama's answer that everyone is concerned with:
It's not that I want to punish his success. I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind him, that they've got a chance at success, too...And I think that when we spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.
Is it fucking clear now, you ignorant dipshits? Even if Joe doesn't exist, the fact remains that St. Hopechange wants to "spread the wealth around," which, unless he's speaking a different version of English, means he believes in redistribution.
But we wouldn't want to talk about things that matter when it's so much more fun to waste time on character assassination, would we?
I hate people.
I figure that as long as I'm in political mode, I should do my patriotic duty and watch the presidential debate. I haven't talked about the election that much because my personal life has been such a clusterfuck for the past few months, but with only three weeks left, I should probably devote some time to it.
This will be similar to what I did in '04. I watch the debate and type my stream of consciousness as it happens. It can be difficult sometimes to tell where my semi-transcription ends and my own thoughts begin, but that's something you'll just have to live with. Join me in the extended entry if you've got some time on your hands:
I got here late, but right now (about 9:09), McCain is talking about the economic crisis. He thinks that we need to reverse the decline in home ownership. Makes sense. How? Taking money to buy home loan mortgages and negotiating with millions of homes. I don't understand this stuff at all, so don't expect a whole lot of commentary.
Obama: We are experiencing a crisis. Really? He pushed for making sure taxpayers could make money back...rescue package for the middle class. Let me guess: Take money from rich people, right? Provide tax credits for creating jobs, help families, provide a middle class tax cut, allow them to access IRA accounts without penalty. Homeowners will be helped with renegotiating, but McCain's plan could help banks more than people...did a Democrat just say that he doesn't want to waste taxpayer money? I didn't realize I was watching Comedy Central.
McCain: Brings up the "spread the wealth around" comment. This should be fun. McCain looks nervous. I'm just going to type MC and OB for McCain and Obama from now on...
OB says that he wants to cut taxes for someone other than big corporations...a tax cut for 95% of working Americans...where does the money come from? And how does he plan to provide universal healthcare after doing this? He says that the plumber couldn't afford a business years ago, and we must make important choices.
MC says "spread the wealth" directly. He wants Joe to spread the wealth, not the government. OB wants class warfare, MC wants small businesses, which would pay more taxes under OB's plan.
OB: He wants to cut taxes...some people could afford to pay more in taxes, like Warren Buffett...OB is basically saying that rich people should give up some of their profit to help people who are in the situation they used to be in. In other words, "you worked hard to get to where you are, so now we're going to give others a shortcut to get there." Nice.
MC just says nobody likes taxes. Business taxes should be cut so businesses will be encouraged.
Topic 2: The deficit will be really high this year, could go to a trillion dollars. Both candidates' proposals will add to the deficit. Won't some of the programs have to be trimmed or eliminated? What will OB cut back?
OB: The rescue package will give taxpayers their money back. We're going to have to make adjustments, and there should be a net spending cut. OB supports pay as you go, and has proposed cuts with spending. He wants to eliminate programs. Again, is this a comedy show? MC is writing furiously. OB wants to invest in healthcare to save on medicare in the future. Energy investments and college will lead to savings. He's basically falling back on his "vote for me based on what I hope I can do" mantra. Give us some specifics.
MC: Talking about home ownership again. Increasing home values will lead to wealth. Getting to the actual questions...we need energy independence to create jobs. Cut spending...spending freeze aggressively...government spending is out of control...stop complaining and give us some solutions. Being prompted to answer...cut ethanol subsidies, eliminate the tariff on imported ethanol from Brazil. He's saying he saved money by fighting a deal between an aircraft manufacturer and DOD...OB has asked for too much money...OB is smiling at this. MC talks too much.
OB: Wants to make sure that we focus on programs that work. Earmarks account for half of one percent of the budget, so they won't solve the problem. History: Here comes the "link MC with Bush" strategy. He wants to pursue different policies, but MC voted for most of Bush's budgets. CHANGE!!!
Can they balance the budget in four years?
MC: Yes. MC says he isn't Bush, so OB should've run four years ago if he wanted to run against Bush. OB increased taxes on people making $42,000. Mayor Bloomberg proposed a spending freeze. MC will balance the budgets...how will you convince the Democratic majority in Congress to do that, by the way? OB voted for budgets that had more spending than Bush proposed, as well as energy bills full of "goodies" for oil companies. Look at their respective records...OB smiling again...kinda arrogant.
OB: Voted to support tort reform, supports pay for performance and charter schools, clean coal technology..."history of reaching across the aisle." OB claims that he didn't vote for the tax increase MC mentioned...calling Fox News biased...comparing MC to Bush again...going back to "we need chaaaaaaaaaaaange!!!"
MC: Has disagreed with his own party on various issues, OB isn't very convincing.
Next topic: Leadership. Both pledged to take the high road, but it has turned nasty. OB has used "erratic, out of touch, lie, angry," MC has used "disrespectful, dishonest, dangerous, he lied..." Will they say what their campaigns have said?
MC: It's been tough. He knows that if OB had responded to his request to have meetings, they could've had 10. OB said he would, but didn't. The tone could've been different, and he regrets the negative aspects of both campaigns, but it has taken unacceptable turns. John Lewis said that Palin and MC were associated with segregation. This is hurtful, and OB didn't dispute this. MC says he has repudiated Republican remarks. He's putting OB on the spot without really answering for his own campaign. He says he will be truthful, and OB has spent more on negative ads than any campaign in history...OB is shaking his head and smirking. You can almost taste the disdain. OB didn't tell people the truth about....lost my train of thought.
OB: We expect campaigns to be tough. If you look at the record, more people think MC is running a negative campaign, and 100% of MC's ads have been negative. [afterthought by CD: Leave it to a liberal to essentially claim that opinions=reality. Also, could this "100% of McCain's ads are negative" thing have anything to do with the belief among certain members of the left that any statement critical of their beliefs is a lie?] This is a bit drastic. OB says they should address issues. This is the "let's talk about the real issues" strategy. Let's see if he mentions what he wants to talk more about. Healthcare...maybe...linking MC to 527 groups...will he say "swiftboat?" Oh, look, OB is linking MC to Bush yet again and answering a question nobody asked. OB wants to talk about healthcare, energy, and the economy. I notice he hasn't repudiated John Lewis yet. Here he goes with "chaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaange" again.
MC: Every other ad is an attack on MC's healthcare plan, and objective observers don't believe it. MC says he supports stem cell research. MC seems to have a bit more substance to his answers, as if that's a surprise. And OB is smiling again. MC mentions that he didn't repudiate Lewis.
OB: Lewis is an American hero...he spoke of his own free will of being troubled with what was being said at Palin rallies. Palin didn't try to stop them...is he going to explain what this has to do with segregation? OB said that he doesn't believe the comparison is appropriate, and Lewis issued a "sorry you heard what I said" apology. CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGE!!! Let's talk about healthcare...when people suggest that OB pals around with terrorists...they're probably talking about Ayers...oh, wait, that's not what he said.
MC: Says his campaign has good people in it and are being linked to a small minority of disrupters. Won't stand for somebody saying that because something has been yelled...T-shirts...MC has repudiated people when they've been out of line and will continue to do so. They've both said that we need to talk about other issues, so can we do that instead of still harping on this question?
OB: To solve our problems, we have to disagree without being disagreeable, which means we can have vigorous debates, but not characterize each other as bad people...
MC: We need to know about OB's relationships with ACORN...OB thinks this is hilarious...
OB: Ayers has become the centerpiece of MC's campaign.....Bill Ayers is a professor of education who engaged in despicable acts...he has condemned these acts...they both served on a school reform board that was funded by Reagan's former ambassador...Ayers is not involved in the campaign and will not advise him in the White House...ACORN is a community organization paying people to register people to vote, and they filled in fake names, but had nothing to do with OB...represented ACORN in making Illinois implement a law that helped people register. Facts should get out because of MC's accusations of his associations being bad...he associates himself with people in government...Dems and Reps...
MC: OB and Ayers sent $230,000 to ACORN, and he launched his campaign in Ayers' living room...Ayers said he wished he had bombed more...all these details should be known so the people can make a judgment...he's talking about the economy now for some reason...this is really fucking annoying...tax increase...ask a different question.
[Another afterthought by CD: Why was there no mention by either candidate of Jeremiah Wright?]
Next topic: Running mates. Why would the country be better off with Biden/Palin?
OB: Biden is a fine public servant, he hasn't forgotten where he came from...dealing with economic downturn...fights for the little guy...will help working families...the "Violence Against Womens Act..." Linking MC with Bush yet again...reprioritize, give tax cuts to small businesses and individuals who are struggling...I notice that OB is still talking about what is important to him and not what he's actually planning to do.
MC: Palin is a role model to women and reformers, and is a reformer. She took on her own party, resigned when she saw corruption...cut the size of government...helped relieve energy needs...time we had a "bresh of freth air." Fights against cronyism and reform...understands special needs families...here comes the after school special tearjerker story. "Special special special." I think he tried to make himself cry a little.
Is Palin qualified?
OB: She's a capable politician who has excited the base...that could have a double meaning...autism, etc. require additional funding...paid for by the rich, I assume...
Is Biden qualified??
MC: Biden has been wrong on foreign policy and national security, which is supposed to be his strength. Had the idea that Iraq should be divided, but now it's being united. National security, Biden has been wrong. OB keeps saying we need to spend more. Why can't we reform instead of spending more? Why did he propose new spending and tax increases?
Next topic: Energy and climate change. Dependence on foreign oil. Give a number of how much we can reduce foreign oil imports.
MC: Eliminate dependence on Middle Eastern and Venezuelan oil. OB said he would renegotiate an agreement unilaterally...we can build new nuclear power plants...this won't play well with hippies...we've sailed around the world for 60 years with nuclear power. Wind, tide, solar, natural gas, clean coal, hybrid...clean coal technology is key in the heartland. We can easily eliminate dependence on harmful places. I notice he didn't give us a number as he was asked to do.
OB: In 10 years, we can eliminate dependence on the Middle East and Venezuela. This is the most important issue. We need to expand domestic production and look at offshore drilling. We use more oil than we have, so we can't drill our way out, so resources should go to other energy sources. It is critical to develop a fuel-efficient car built in America. NAFTA...OB believes in free trade, BUT...for far too long...linking MC with Bush again...any trade agreement has been seen as good, but NAFTA should've had more rules to control prices...South Korea is sending cars into the U.S., but we can't get enough of ours there, so that isn't free trade, so the president needs to advocate on behalf of Americans.
MC: Admires OB's eloquence...we will "look at" offshore drilling, but we need to actually do it to show the world that we can do it. Free trade: MC is a free trader, and we need to train displaced workers. "Displaced?" OB opposed the Colombia Free Trade Agreement, but it would help us create jobs...He's talking too fast to handle all his thoughts.
OB: Labor leaders in Colombia were targeted for assassination...the trade agreement has protections, but we have to stand for human rights. Supported the Peruvian Free Trade Agreement because it was well structured. The president should understand the benefits of free trade, but can stand up to other countries. By "stand up to," I'm assuming he means "talk talk talk talk talk talk." People can't get car loans, but auto makers should be held responsible for producing efficient cars. Detroit has dragged its feet...maybe the defense was clutching and grabbing it...we can create 5 million new jobs. Once again, I notice that he's saying what he wants to do, but not how he will do it.
MC: OB wants to restrict trade and raise taxes. Hoover tried it, and we entered a depression.
Next topic: Healthcare. Does either favor controlling costs over expanding coverage?
OB: We should do both. This is the issue that breaks his heart. More sob stories coming right up. People don't have insurance and need coverage. OB's plan lets people keep their insurance, but costs need to be lowered. If you don't have insurance, the option for federal coverage will be there. And the money will come from...where? Insurance companies won't discriminate based on pre-existing conditions...which, of course, means that they won't get to decide what risk they take...manage chronic illnesses and prevent them. "This will cost some money." No shit? But it will save the federal budget.
MC: This is a painful situation, and costs are the problem. MC thinks we need to put records online to reduce costs, more community centers and clinics...obesity is alarming, so we should have physical fitness programs...we need employers to reward employees who practice wellness...what? Proposes a tax credit for people to get help. Joe the plumber will be forced to adopt a particular plan for not using OB's plan to cover his employees. OB will set up a bureaucracy with a single-payer system.
OB: "I just described what my plan is." No you fucking didn't. Small businesses are exempt from the coverage requirements and payments, but large businesses will be punished for being successful and will be forced to pay for the coverage of people they don't employ. Awesome. Families pay too much because of the uninsured. Joe will get a credit to afford to cover his employees if he can. MC's plan will eliminate employer-based insurance because less healthy people will be out of the price range. MC will tax employer-provided benefits. Insurers are restricted by state law, and companies would exclude more people from coverage under MC's plan.
MC: Joe is rich according to OB's plan. Joe should be able to spend his own money. OB's plan eliminates choice. He's not explaining this very well. 95% of Americans will receive more money under MC's plan because they will receive present benefits, plus a little extra. Cosmetic surgery and transplants not included. People will be able to go anywhere in America with their $5,000, which gives them a choice and a chance, rather than having government decide it for them. "Senator Government"...People should do the job, not the government. He's being prompted to stop.
OB: Under MC's plan , there is a risk of losing benefits. The Chamber of Commerce said that this plan could unravel the employer-based system. OB just wants to lower costs. Unless you're rich. In that case, fuck you.
Next topic: Roe v. Wade. Can you nominate someone who disagrees with you on this?
MC: No litmus test. RvW was a bad decision, and abortion should rest in the hands of the states. We should nominate people based on qualifications. He's bringing up the majority vote issue. OB voted against people who didn't meet ideological standards. MC will find the best judges, even if they're in favor of abortion rights.
OB: Shouldn't be a litmus test. Judges should "provide fairness and justice to the American people." Congratulations, you don't understand the Supreme Court. Believes RvW was right. Abortion is a moral issue..."the Constitution has a right to privacy in it." Congratulations, you don't understand the Constitution. OB will look for judges with "a sense of what real world folks are going through." I'm going to vomit. He's talking about a particular case where a woman was "being treated unfairly..." Translation of this whole answer: "I will nominate activist judges, because fairness is more important to me than the Constitution."
MC: We should be compassionate. OB voted against a law that would provide medical attention to a child born as a failed abortion, and he voted "present" later. He voted against a ban on partial-birth abortion, which is "one of the bad procedures." Powerful. How can OB be aligned with pro-choice extremists? He clearly voted in direct contradiction of America. What the hell does this have to do with judges?
OB: MC's accusation is untrue. There was already a law that required lifesaving treatment, so the other law was unnecessary. OB opposed late-term abortions that have an exception for the mother's health and life. This would somehow be Constitutional. Abortion is divisive. There must be common ground when both sides can come together and try to prevent unintended pregnancies. He's saying we should tell our youth that "sexuality is sacred." Or maybe we should just give them the facts and let them decide. Maybe.
[Yet another afterthought by CD: I get the feeling that a Republican would be more heavily scrutinized for calling anything "sacred," especially when it relates to sex education.]
MC: Health of the mother is an extremist position. I take offense to that. We have to come together. We must have the courage to bring children into the world.
Last question: Education. Why is our children not learning, and is it a threat to the nation?
OB: This has effects on security and economics. We have to get our education system right. The debate has been between money and reform, but we need both. "I think we need both" seems to be his answer to every either/or question. Recruit a generation (an "army") of new teachers, pay them more in exchange for higher standards, make college affordable. People are too far in debt when they go to college. There will be a tuition credit for community service. And this money will come from the rich, right? Parents are needed. Be responsible, instill a thirst for knowledge.
MC: It's a civil rights issue. We have equal access to schools, but failed schools shouldn't be the only choice. Competition is a key element that is proven to work. Charter schools reward good teachers. Give parents the same choice that OB and MC had to send children to the school of their choice. Competition. Throwing money at the problem won't work. Can't argue with that. Reward good teachers, provide training, improve education. Student loans should be available and payable, and eligibility should be adjusted to inflation.
Should government play a larger role?
OB: We have a tradition of local control, BUT it is important for the government to help. NCLB was underfunded, as was special education. In other words, throw money at the problem. Pay teachers more, increase charter schools, get rid of bad teachers. Vouchers won't be enough. Details? No details. College should be made more affordable, somebody has to pay for improvements.
MC: DC provides vouchers, and more parents asked for the choice. Vouchers, vouchers. NCLB was a great first beginning, but was flawed. We need to reauthorize it. Let's reform and fund programs...transparency and accountability along with funding. Parents...more autism posturing...I like how his whole demeanor changes when he talks about this. My substance meter is barely registering here. Vouchersvouchersvouchers.
OB: Vouchers in DC...interruption by MC...vouchers aren't the way to go. MC's policy would increase the voucher program in DC, which leaves others without a reform policy. What?
MC: These are difficult times. America needs a new direction. MC has a record of reform and taking on special interests. Define "special interests," please. Tax dollars will be spent carefully. Education should be available for all, spending should be stopped. Votes should be based on trust. Examine the record and proposals. MC will serve the country and wants the chance to prove this.
OB: Bush references again. Is there a "worst economic crisis since the Great Depression" drinking game? Even more linking MC with Bush. "Fundamental change" is needed. We should invest in the American people, and OB has fought for the policies that will do this. It will not be easy or quick, and will require people to come together and renew a spirit of sacrifice, service, and responsibility. OB will work on the behalf of the future of our children.
MC is trying to look goofy while the audience applauds for some bizarre reason.
My final thoughts:
Watching this debate made me feel strangely empty, since I don't particularly support either candidate. I will say that Obama is very, very good at speaking to both sides of an issue. How many times did he say "but" after stating a position most would consider mainstream?
McCain seemed to have kind of a mocking attitude a few times, and his focus was basically on reform and letting people keep their money. Obama just kept going back to "change change this is going to work just trust me change change hope change," but I didn't detect a whole lot of concrete proposals from either, other than the various tax credits they mentioned. I'll agree with McCain on one thing: He's not Bush, so for the love of fuck, stop mentioning "eight years of failed policies."
A rather important point: Despite the aforementioned tax credits, I noticed very little talk of spending cuts from either side, especially Obama, who seems to think that if he takes money from the rich, everyone else will be able to make more, which will then enable them to pay the astronomically high tax rates that will result from a government overwhelmingly controlled by Democrats.
That's about it, I guess. Forgive any weird typos you may have noticed. I read over the whole thing, but I wasn't facing the computer most of the time I was typing, so I may have missed something.
Murtha: Western Pa. 'racist' but Obama should win
PITTSBURGH (AP) - U.S. Rep. John Murtha says his home base of western Pennsylvania is racist and that could reduce Barack Obama's victory margin in the state by 4 percentage points.
The 17-term Democratic congressman tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in a story posted Wednesday on its Web site that, as he put it: "There is no question that western Pennsylvania is a racist area."
He says it's taken time for many Pennsylvania voters to come around to liking Obama, but he should still win the state, though not in a runaway.
In a separate interview posted Wednesday on the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Web site, Murtha says Obama has a problem with the race issue in western Pennsylvania that could shave 4 points off his lead in the state.
If Obama loses votes, here or anywhere else in the country, it will be because he's a self-fellating, speech-suppressing, terrorist-befriending socialist, not because he's black, you presumptuous prick.
Suck my Western Pennsylvania ass.
This is basically an update to the previous post, but just to create the illusion that I'm blogging more...
An example of what I was talking about with the Obama thing: On my way to the subway station in the morning, I pass by a bunch of people selling various items on the street (most of it is probably stolen, but that's not relevant to the post), including clothing.
An item for sale at one such location is a t-shirt with some overblown slogan on the front (something about dreaming for change). The slogan acts as a horizontal line between a picture of Barack Obama and a picture of Martin Luther King, Jr.
See what I mean? My instincts tell me it's real and this person/shirt manufacturer has just been swept up in Obama's Pied Piperesque campaign (seriously, comparing Obama to King is on the same level as comparing Bush to Hitler), but on the other hand, doesn't it seem like almost a perfect way to point out the Obamaniacs' disturbing obsession with hopehopechangechangeohbythewayobamaisblack?
Help me out here.
Getting away from terrible punctuation, there's something I want to touch on briefly (I'm still spending most of my days at work typing). It's been bugging me for a while, and I want to see if anyone else has the same problem.
Basically, my issue is this: I can't seem to tell who genuinely supports Barack Obama for president and who is just making fun of his supporters.
I'm totally serious. Every time I see some exaggerated reference to "hope we can believe in" or an image of Obama as some sort of messianic golden god or some shit, I have to analyze every possible aspect of it in an attempt to figure out whether it's a show of support or just a parody of Obama's whole hopechangehopechange noise machine.
Am I alone here? Do I just need to pay more attention to current events, or has Obama become that much of a self-parody of touchy-feely, bleeding heart liberalism that there really is no difference?
Either way, what a great election this is going to be. You can vote for a smooth-talking Democrat with no ideas, or you can vote for a smooth-talking Democrat...with...
...Because I, Larry the Liberal (admit it, you missed me!) am now in charge!
That's right. CD is kind of busy looking for a job right now (hed alreaady have one if President Dipshit hadn't fucked up the economy), but he said i could take over for him until he has time to post regulary again. I'm just not allowed to delete any of his old entries full of lies and hate. Oh well.
Also, he says he doesn't have time to proofread my posts, so i'm on my own. As if i needed teh hlep. He must think i'm really stupdi.
Anyways, since i'm in charge, let me start by saying that
Semi-Intelligent Thoughts officially endorses Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. for president.
Obama is the claer choice to lead this once great and now struggling nation. He believes that we need change. He won't just keep the current status quo going, you see. It's about change. Change, damn it! Do you want things to stay the same? I sure dont! Obama is the candidate who believes in CHANGE! IF we all just hope for change, everything else should work itself out, right? The other candidate's just talk and talk and talk and talk and talk, but OBama will change things! ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS BELIEVE, PEOPLE!
Plus, it's about time we had a black president. Theirs so much racial tenstion in this country because minorities doont have good role models. But if the presidnet looks like them, everything will be okay! People need to identify with there own kind, after all. IT's so simple, I'm amazed even brainwashed conservative idiots haven't figured it out. But theyd probably just nomniate an Uncle Tom that believes all races should be treated exactly the same.
I mean, come on. What is this, the Dark Ages?
Obama will also end the illegal unjustified war for oil in Iraq that was started on false pretenses and diverted resources from the real war on terrorism, i.e. evangelicals who want to bomb abortion clinics. We'll just pull all the troops out, and everything will be like it was before. Again, simple solutions that are obvoius to everone execept wingnut wankers.
The best part of Obamas plan is universal healthcare. Our current system jsut isn't fair. Whose to say that you deserve better treatment just because you have money? WHen OBama is presdient, all our healthcare will be equally bad. By dealing with this, we can also suffer for the sins of our ancestors and atone for the legacy of slavery that still effects every faucet of American life today. I can't wait...to wait...for six months...if I'm lucky.
What a man. What a dream. Vote Obama. Unless your stupid. Then just stay home and listen to Rush Limbaugh and shoot squirrels with a shotgun like I know you stupid people do every day.
By the way, that shotgun...you won't be allowed to have it when Obama is presdient. I know i'll definately feel alot safer then I ever did under the cocksucker in chief we have now.
And how about this recession business? Obama will repeal Chimpyboy's Tax Cuts For The Rich® and raise taxes on everyone so we can all contribute to the Common Good®. Of course, Hillary says she'll do the same thing, but I'm not voting for her, so who cares?
I guess that's it for now. I don't know when CD will be back, but at least this blog will be a bit more logical while hes gone.
If you have any questions, you can send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. And, as CD like's to say, feel free to leave a comment if you like what you see.