|You may be a racist if support this man!|
Maybe I am an enemy of both parties in a two party system that promises everything to their voters and delivers nothing. It's almost comical to me... people blindly put faith in their parties... when both parties fail, catastrophically over a period of decades, to do what they campaign for. I've said it before on here, but if I were some nebulous group of rich and powerful, the easist way to control a populace and retain power would be to give them two options... those options split on idealogoy, and mask themselves as opposites, but both are really shades of the same thing. Kerry and Bush almost the same guy when you really strip a lot of it away.
Then you always win, you shift the pendulum a little to the left or the right, and you never have a population wake up and realize you are just screwing them over because it's only half of you that's wrong. Instead of a complete overhaul of the system the masses look toward phyric victories in elections as solutions. I don't believe in an illumnati or some clandestine group running things in our country or in others, but I do believe that a side effect of our system of government has created this. People who tell you government is broken are wrong. It's a well oiled machine run by big banks and rich people with an army of lobbyists dictating policy. What a suprise a system devised by rich people favors rich people.
So before I get to dissing the morons, let me just say our system is truly broken as far as the ordinary American is concerned, just take a look at our last president. Whether you agreed with Obama or not is irrelevant. Guy came in on a platform of change had a Congress behind him and delivered little of what he said he'd do. If you believe every new President genuinely wants to change, then their ineffectiveness even when having a mandate and a friendly legislative body, gives you this idea that once they are sworn in some guy welcomes them to the White House and says, "look bub this is the way it's going to be. Last two guys that tried to go their own way were Ronald Reagan and JFK and both got shot." Or something to that effect. Suddenly, there is a disconnect from what their supporters thought they'd get and what they actually got.
Now, everybody is promsing the world. And everybody's calling the other side evil but it's like hating George Washington's head but liking the back of the quarter. These are the same group of people. Alright you lemmings, now let me offend all of you.
Idiot number 1: Jeanne Garafalo who came out and said Tea Party members support Herman Caine because they are racist. Her "logic" is they can mask their racism by supporting a black guy. Very intelligent, shrewd, and sublte point there. To elaborate, they differ with Obama because they are racist and they support Caine because they are racist. With that stellar intellectual premise couldn't the Tea Party also say dems mask their racism by supporting Obama and are outward with it by hating on Caine. Yeah. It's flat out stupid.
Morgan Freeman recently came out and said the Tea Party was created out of racism because their only goal is to get Obama out of office. Hmmm... so Democrats were racist against whites when their only goal was to get Bush out of office. It was quite a surprise to one of the founders of the Tea Party when he heard Freeman said what he said... because that founder is black.
Idiot number 2: The guy affialiated with the NRA. He came out and said that Obama's plan to outlaw guns, despite doing nothing in his first term that was even threatening to gun laws (WHEN HE HAD A SYMPATHETIC CONGRESS) was to do nothing his first term, thus to get reelected so he could do something his second term. Genuis. What a brilliant strategy. Maybe in his second term he'll also unmask himself as the anti-christ. Good thing he waited four years because... instead of doing it when he had record support behind him... he'll do it when his numbers are at their lowest?
Both idiots: This is exactly the type of lunacy that people who blind themselves idealogical to one party or the other create. Rather than say, well it looks like Obama's not that big a threat to the NRA but still we may get even more freedoms with a Republican candidate they just manufacture a lunatic theory to get the masses frothing at the mouth. Why tell it like it is when you create an illogical and ridiculous half truth--for the good of the party. Isn't it great that outspoken folks like Jeanne Garafolo and NRA executives support the cause so much they'll see the greater good is to lie to you so that their side can win. And the irony is then what? Their candidate wins and does nothing that different from the last guy in office.
It's crazy how the democrats blast Bush of his bailout packages and ignore Obamas and republicans do the same thing in the reverse. So many people get their news from one outlet, the one they agree with (and they've done studies to prove this) that they buy into the distractions and the lunacy and the fallacies.
I had a conversation with a person who hates Obama, he hates most politicians (like me), but is definitely a Fox news viewer. He slammed Obama, told me everything Obama was trying to do, and told me how evil he was. I had just heard how Obama's legislation cribbed a lot from Republicans and what he was trying to pass through Congress was kind of genuis because he was going to take those popular ideas and use them as his own (or perhaps he shared those ideas and they were truly common ground--doesn't matter). I ask this man about what he thought about this possible political gambit and Obama's speech. And he said, well hell if I know what Obama's doing I never listen that a-hole.
Have we really come to this, that we don't even listen to what the other side is saying, we just feed at the teat that filters the news for us and tells us what to think? The answer is obvious, yes. There is passionate and fervant discord and blindness to the fact little changes. Go on defending your filters, go on lauding your stand-ins that tell you what to think, no matter how ludicrous the logic is used to get there, and enjoy never really having a say in the politcal process because true change will never come at the hands of the democrats or the republicans, true change will only come when we completely tear the system down and start over... guess what billions of dollars will insure that will never happen, even if it's the billions of dollars of our money used to bail out the banks. Or the billions of dollars of our money cycled through government projects and back into the politicians pockets via lobbyists and businesses. Meanwhile, people will argue until they are blue (or red) in the face about the issues they are told are important.