In a little over four weeks, there will be a new tenant in the white house. This tenant will get the nuclear codes, so who you pick is of global interest. If you’re reading this and you’re undecided or going to vote republican, I’d like to try and convert you.
The US economy is screwed and the rest of the world is falling like dominoes1. The Dollar is the new Ruble, and I’ll wager only two things can save the US economy from total collapse; the conversion of the Dollar into the Petrodollar via the discovery of a ginormous offshore oil fields of such epic proportions that the natural beauty of Alaska pales in comparison. Or, more likely, a really steady hand at the wheel for the next 8 years or longer. The essence of the republican ideology is less government and freer market economy. This very ideology is what got Wall Street into the current mess—that and 8 years of arrogant war mongering and military spending of mind boggling proportions.
Really, why the aversion to more government? Why would you allow the government to wiretap your phone, but not give you free health care? Micromanagement is a waste of energy, why not let the government automate and socialize these things so you can stop worrying about them and focus on feeding your family? While neither McCain or Obama wants to socialize your health care, ponder their offerings for a second: McCain promises an immediate $5000 tax rebate. Obama promises a government plan to lower prices on health care, especially for the lower-income group. Tell me: which plan is more likely to give you actual health care and which is more likely to buy you a wide screen TV?
What happened to you McCain? You’ve changed man. You used to be cool. I remember back in the day when you spewed seething criticisms towards Bush on his absolute incompetence. Why the flip-flop? Why did you go to Karl Rove school? I used to prefer you over all other Republicans. I used think: if you must elect a republican, elect McCain. Now you remind me of Gollum or the Emperor from Star Wars. Old, decrepit and corrupted by the lust for absolute power.
And Sarah Palin? A hockey-mom? No seriously? Whenever I see her speak, clown-music starts playing in my mind, somehow hoping this is an elaborate joke of which the punchline is imminent. What if McCain dies while in office? After all, he’s a 72 year-old ex-cancer-patient, it’s not unlikely. Sarah Palin would be head of skate with barely enough experience to handle Putin rearing his ugly head over Alaska.
Who am I kidding, I know why you picked Palin, and I also know it wasn’t for her flute playing prowess. You picked her because your chances of getting into office by any other means than the religious votes are dwindling with every decision you revert. So you endorse the people who oppose abortion even in cases of rape and incest. You know what? Fuck the religious right! Let them wallow in their own pool of 6000 year old bile. These people are allergic to knowledge, a commodity that’s fortunately getting easier and easier to access these days. Jesusland is the last vestige of American idiocy, and they’re now on the McCain presidential ticket.
Barack Obama is different. Obama has a shot at it. Change your mind and help change the direction your country is facing. On tuesday the 4th of november, vote Obama. Not only for your sake or for the sake of the United States, but for the sake of the entire free world.
I’ll leave you to ponder your choice to the tunes of Donald Byrd and his song: Fallin’ Like Dominoes: