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Theater of the Absurd

I’m sure everyone is flipping out about the election but hell, it’s not like Obama can lose. Has anybody noticed that the liberal media bias is totally kicking ass right now? I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for the thunder. Senator McCain seems to have deluded himself into thinking he actually has a chance. This belief is probably rooted in some kind of faith in the Bradley effect. To be honest, it’s something I fear. It is a serious possibility. Americans suck sometimes.

Meanwhile, I hope everyone is staying vigilant. Our country is sinking into a pit of shit. Regardless of who becomes president, there are dangerous precedents being set and George Orwell is spinning in his grave at the moment. More on the America’s epic transition from beacon of liberty and justice to totalitarian dictatorship tonite.

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McCain Campaign now rekindling long-dormant sympathy pangs in indie kids

I have no qualms with John McCain as a human being.  Either he hasn’t stabbed any toddlers in a very long time, or he has an extremely good coverup team (well, he IS with the GOP…)  So I don’t think he’s a bad guy, I just disagree almost across the board with his policies.  That’s why I can’t help but feel bad for him when he throws out an interview like the one he did with Meet The Press’ Tom Brokaw.  If you didn’t see it, I would recommend against it.  I honestly feel bad for the guy, no irony or snarkiness intended.  Despite what the rest of this post might lead you to believe.

She has more executive experience than Sen. Biden and Sen. Obama, together. She took on the governor of her own party because she had seen what she’s thought was corruption. She’s been a mayor. She has 24,000 people underneath her. Her husband is a, uh, works the third shift on the oil who…in…facilities in the North Slope. He’s a, ah… the-they have a won…she has executive experience…

When you see verbal gaffes dictated like that, you think you get the full effect by just imagining yourself saying them verbatim.  However, in this case, it doesn’t really achieve the full effect, unless you can also imagine yourself dangling from a dark precipice in despair, straining to maintain an increasingly more tenuous grip on what you know, deep down inside your soul, to be your last chance at attaining the Presidency of the United States.  The transcript writers just jotted down “uh” because they’re not allowed to get all interpretive, otherwise it would have read like this:

She has more executive experience than Sen. Biden and Sen. Obama, together. She took on the governor of her own party because she had seen what she’s thought was corruption. She’s been a mayor. She has 24,000 people underneath her. Her husband is a, uh, works the third shift on the oil who…in…

[McCain pauses to emanate a series of giggles and nervous twitters that sound as though an autistic squirrel is trapped inside his larynx, and in its wild escape attempts manages to tickle McCain in all the wrong (or right?) places]

…facilities in the North Slope. He’s a, ah…

[McCain pauses, turns to stare at the camera, and allows a solitary tear to stream down his left cheek.]

the-they have a won…she has executive experience…

[McCain reaches into his trouser pockets to produce a six-shot revolver, a flask, and a single bullet.  He drinks deeply from the flask for several moments, then throws it over his shoulder, and loads the bullet into the gun and deliberately chambers the round.  He hefts the gun lightly between his finger tips, then places it gently on the table and slides it towards Brokaw, his eyes pleading.]

MSNBC’s Meet The Press, which is wonky and really hard to link directly to a single video (sorry)

McCain Campaign’s Last-Ditch Effort gets Preschool All Up In Your Face

I’m going to try to get through this while resorting to as little stereotyping as possible.

Republicans, traditionally, tend to attract constitutents from the polar extreme of the United States income hierarchy: the extremely rich, as well as the not-so-extremely (read: kinda poorish).  Those of the latter bracket tend to value in McCain, as well as his running mate Palin, his purported tendencies to challenge and eliminate Washington’s excesses, thereby granting him status as a  “maverick” (in other words, a non-political politician).  This voter base also tends to be Southern in origin, if not present location, and holds dear typical Southern things such as family, Godliness, and tradition.  And what American tradition is more time-honored than vitriolic racism?  From MSNBC First Read:

Earlier today, Obama remarked on recent outbursts of “Traitor!” “Terrorist!” and “Kill him!” at McCain campaign events. “It’s easy to rile up a crowd,” Obama said. “Nothing’s easier than riling up a crowd by stoking anger and division. But that’s not what we need right now in the United States.”

In response, McCain senior adviser Nicolle Wallace released this statement, NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports. “Barack Obama’s assault on our supporters is insulting and unsurprising. These are the same people obama called ‘bitter’ and attacked for ‘clinging to guns’ and faith. He fails to understand that people are angry at corrupt practices in Washington and Wall Street and he fails to understand that America’s working families are not ‘clinging’ to anything other than the sincere hope that Washington will be reformed from top to bottom.”

“Attacking our supporters is a new low for the campaign that’s run more millions of dollars of negative ads than any other in history.”

First, I’d like to point out that I’m fairly sure the only reason McCain’s Campaign didn’t run ten times whatever dollar amount Wallace is citing as Obama’s media expenditures in negative campaigning is simply because they didn’t have that much money to spend.  Secondly:  what the hell? In the name of not losing any more votes than they already have, the McCain campaign is now actively defending racism and assassination threats.  Bravo Nicole Wallace, you may just be one of the most evil people ever.  I hope that temporarily holding a position as the media front of a losing and soon-to-be-forgotten campaign is pleasurable enough to comfort your soul through the dark and barren landscapes it will undoubtedly have to traverse.

…too much hyperbole?

-Lumiere

My snippet of the debates…

So I’m sure that I should be talking in-depth about the Presidential debate that just took place, but I’m just too boggled with other things. I’m sure the Bella will give you full run-down but just so that I don’t feel guilty, here’s my two cents. Bear in mind that while I have strong opinions about certain things, I am by no means fully educated in the realm of politics so this is no intended to be intellectual AT ALL.

I only actually caught the tail-end as I am a slacker who is still in school and had class till about 9.30pm. Of what I saw, I actually have to say that as a hardcore Obama fan, it pains me to admit that McCain doesn’t suck as a debater/speaker…whatever you want to call it. There were moments where he was pulling the Grampa thing, and I was totally almost falling for it. Naturally, I came to my senses because I agree with almost NOTHING he said. I must also say that I get thrills and chills every time Obama said “Pakistan,” because he actually pronounced it right. FYI..the ‘pak’ rhymes with ‘barack’ and not with ‘sack’ or ‘back’ or ‘tack’….or any thing of that essence.

Also, what do you suppose a candidate does if they’re second to answer a question, and they totally agree with the other candidate’s response? Can he just be like, ‘yo, homeboy stole my answer’ or ‘duuuddeeee! thats what i was gonna say!!!’? I don’t know, I could imagine myself being in that situation, listening to the other candidate’s answer thinking ‘oh shit, now what am I supposed to say?????’

So yeah, that’s all I got for now. Expect rantings about my life to come later….

Jasmine