Friday, May 23, 2008

The Nightmare Ticket

The Onion, as usual, gets the scoop:

"No other ticket is capable of rallying this nation around a clearer, more unified message of chaos and hopelessness," the candidates said in unison from three separate podiums, each adorned with its own American flag arrangement and personal message. "Together, we will lead this nation into the future—a future where absolute deadlock over even the most minute decisions and total inefficiency on matters of the war, the economy, and the environment will launch a bold new age of confusion and social decay. For America, the only choice is [indecipherable]!"

Got a worse suggestion?


eye_dee_ten_tea said...

Probably the hardest decision I've had to make in a Presidential election since I started voting:

Larry, Moe, or Curly?

(shakes head sadly)

redhed67 said...


Well, as we all know, election season is once again upon us. Our choices are, as always, a great source of controversy and strife among the American people. This is understandable as not every candidate fits our ideals of the perfect President.

However, I've noticed some very disturbing trends among voters and, most glaringly, the Democrats. Frankly, it's appalling. I can't get through a blog or a chat room without seeing Democrats at each other's throats, each bashing the views and private lives of one another's pick as the Dem candidate.

You know what, people?? Knock it off. I'm not particularly wild about either Hillary or Obama either, to be honest... but all have a common goal here. That goal is to do everything we can to keep the GOP out of the White House.

Haven't the GOP done enough damage already? For the past 7 years, we've been subjected to two recessions, the invasion of a sovereign country with no violent designs on us, over 935 lies from this administration ABOUT IRAQ ALONE, and the blatant trampling of our civil rights such as our privacy with the warrantless surveillance and with free speech with arrests of peaceful protestors and even people whose only "crime" was merely wearing an anti-war or anti-Bush T-shirt.

John McCain has stated that he plans on a continuation of our occupation of Iraq. He has also stated that he not only wants us to stay in Iraq for 100 years, but is already planning on attacking Iran, as he so playfully reiterated in his rousing rendition of the Beach Boys song "Barbara Ann" titled "Bomb Bomb Iran."

Obama and Hillary's ideas are really not so different from one another. They have similar ideas on health care, Iraq, national security in general, etc. There are subtle nuances that make their plans slightly different but when it comes down to it, one is really just as good as the other.

It's bothersome that people are saying things like "Hillary is a warmonger"... or "Obama is a Muslim sympathizer." These same lines that Rightwingers were using against the two of them just a few short months ago and the Dems were scolding them for, the Dems are now using. I, personally, never chose a particular party with which to label myself. I consider myself an Independent even though I never formally even declared myself as such... and this is why. Both sides seem to go off the deep end when elections come up and I am so disappointed that Dems have allowed themselves to stoop to the level of "The Righties."

I don't like any party spreading lies and innuendo about any candidate, whether he or she is Republican or Democrat. It's juvenile and ignorant. I don't approve of McCain's policies but I'm not going to perpetuate the rumor that he committed treason while in the service. I have no proof that he did. On the same token, I won't perpetuate the rumor that Barack Obama is a Muslim terrorist sympathizer. We have more than ample evidence that he is not.

Let's think about that particular rumor for a moment. George W. Bush has been more in the pocket of Muslim terrorist sympathizers than anyone else. Despite the fact that the Saudis not only have an appalling track record on human rights but they're also funding terrorists and helping to fund the insurgency which is killing our soldiers... Bush calls them "friend." Not only that but he's also given them weapons which are in turn being used against our troops in Iraq.

It’s the same with Pakistan who has openly harbored Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden for a couple of decades. Then there's Uzbekistan, a nation with a record of committing unspeakable atrocities against its citizens...again, Bush calls them "friend."

So to say anything about Obama is not only stupid but incredibly hypocritical if you're Bush supporter. If you're a Dem, it's insincere and ridiculous. We need to pull together in these elections this year and vote for whoever the Dem nominee turns out to be, even if we have to hold out collective noses to do it. I know I will. If a GOP president gets in again, I would hate to look back and know that my missing vote helped to get him in.

So come on... remember that common goal we have to do something good for this country and keep the GOP out.

Don't blame this mess on me... I'm an Independent!

crystalsbass said...


You are using similar distortions, misquotes and untruths to convince people to vote against McCain. How about someone telling the truth for a change? The whole truth and nothing but the truth? Or will that cause people to be so disillusioned that they just stay home from the polls?

redhed67 said...

Crystal, It's fine if you want to spin it that way but I'm going by what Senator McCain ahs said IN HIS OWN SPEECHES.

Perhaps if you took the time to actually listen to him, you would know these things.

crystalsbass said...

What I heard in the "100 years" comment was NOT that he wants to continue the war that long, but that we will stay until it is stable, even if it takes that long. You are mischaracterizing and misquoting, exactly what you accuse the conseratives of doing to the liberal candidates.

Prophit0 said...

Listen, they are all "handled" just like Bush by the CFR, in fact, Obama has 6 CFR advisors and the big one is Breszinski who wrote the book about American imperialism and wars. He is for all of it.

That means with Obama, they will continue as will be the case with Hillary and McCain. Its not about party anymore, that is now an illusion. They are all owned by the monied elite.

Even Hillary and McCain have CFR advisors on their campaign staff and how that works is, who ever gets in has to appoint a CFR member to state or Dept of Defense and considering all intel has now been transfered to DOD, it will probably be SEc of defense.

It was the CFR that wrote the recommendation to regionalize all three of our countries and that is their goal and they will do it if any of those three get in as President.

There is only one hope and that is with the republicans because they have the only truly crazy person, who is worst than GW as a nominee. Their convention still has a couple of live bodies still in the race THAT ARE NOT CFR owned. That is the only hope we have or a third party and then we would all have to agree on which one and vote as a block to have any chance of stopping this train of destruction heading our way.

If you don't think this is serious as heck, you will and it will be too late when it comes down. Better wake up now while there is still a smiggen of time to be able to stop it.

redhed67 said...

Do you seriously believe that the United States could have an occupying presence in Iraq or the Middle East in general WITHOUT hostility and violence?Now, be completely honest with yourself.

We're not talking about a like-minded country like we have in Europe, etc... We're talking about a country with a completely different set of ideals and customs, etc.

Think about it. If we stay in Iraq for 100 years, it WILL be violent. No question... no two ways about it.

Not to mention, as I said in my post, the fact that McCain is already talking about attacking Iran. The man clearly wants war. What exactly is it about his speeches athat you are not hearing?

Open your ears already. He's a warmonger. How are you missing that?!

crystalsbass said...

Iraq has calmed down recently. There is hope.

redhed67 said...

We still need out of Iraq. We need to withdraw carefully and inteligently.. we can't just bail...but we need out. There is nothing more we can do there, militarily. We need to work on it in a diplomatic fashion. It can be done.

But, as it stands, Bush has made such a monumental mess of it all, it'll be a month of Sundays before we could get out any time soon.

crystalsbass said...