Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Slippery Scream

Ever notice when it comes to the Dem faithful that every topic is quickly reduced to political campaign tactics? This is to avoid actually thinking about what their little Dem candidate is. Take Obama for example, Obama is a smarmy slippery con artist come opportunist with absolutely no idea of what is ethical and what is not. But do the faithful want to look at that aspect of their sainted savior?

Nope.

Of course the same thing holds true for the Republican Party who have a whole different set of delusions.

One of my readers, BK, wrote me that the election was more like a sporting event than anything else which I believe is right on the money. Politics is, more often than not, merely a manifestation of tribalism fraught more with emotion than any kind of analytical thinking.

What is most striking to me is that if you consider yourself to be any kind of liberal it is automatically assumed that you support Obama, another reason that any discussion of politics is quickly reduced to tactics. The question that comes to mind is that if you consider yourself to be a liberal how could you possibly support Obama? True there are not any great options for those who support neither candidate and I really don’t have any solutions to the problem, all I have is an ulcer from watching this three-ring circus disguised as an election.

2 Comments:

At October 21, 2008 7:19 PM, Anonymous tiffa said...

"I like McCain."

"Oh, You're a Redskins Fan."

"I like the Vikings."

"Oh, You're an Obama fan."

No, don't be ridiculous! I'm a liberal, but he's no liberal-- he wants to expand the war in Afganistan, FISA, blah blah blah..."

(at this point the interviewer slinks off, mumbling to himself.)

 
At October 21, 2008 9:21 PM, Blogger rob payne said...

Hi Tiffa, I'll join the interviewer for a shot of whisky, no sports bars though.

 

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