Thursday, August 21, 2008
"He lacks whiteness...uh, I mean...experience. Yeah, he lacks experience."
Let me say upfront that I realize a lot of people will never vote for a Democrat or supposed liberal, no matter what. They didn't vote for Clinton, Gore, Kerry, etc. and they aren't going to vote for Obama. Cool. No problem.

But I'm getting tired of hearing the "lack of experience" mantra from rednecks being interviewed by news organizations. It isn't lack of experience that's going to keep them from voting for Obama. It's the fucking pause that gives them away, like their tiny little brains are thinking of something to say instead of "A black guy? Really? Yeah, right."

Why is lack of experience SUDDENLY such a concern? Our last two presidents have been the governor of a state that makes Kentucky seem cosmopolitan; and the governor of a state whose own constitution reduces the very office to nothing more than a ceremonial figurehead, leaving the Lt. Governor to run things. Despite what one may think of either's performance, they both initially defeated opponents who, at the time, had more federal government experience.

And as long as I'm already typing, let me say this: Fuck the undecided voters. Seriously, fuck 'em in the neck. These are the same people who have no real interest in music but went out and bought the Hootie and the Blowfish CD back in '95 because everyone else had it. And every four years, even though they have no real interest in politics, they wait until the last possible second to choose a candidate; usually for some moronic reason like "He's a guy I'd like to have a beer with." I'm serious. Back in 2000 that's the reason some idiot on CNN gave for voting for Bush, AND BUSH DOESN'T EVEN DRINK!

If, in mid-August, you can't decide between Barack Obama and John McCain, PLEASE DON'T VOTE. That would be like if I decided to run my fat ass in a marathon every four years, despite not having trained a fucking minute for it! Do you see how stupid and pointless that would be? Well, that's how stupid and pointless your vote is, Potsie.

I would suggest that the undecideds kill themselves, but that would put all of the Olive Gardens out of business, and we don't need any more people out of work.


Blogger Doola! said...

Hear, hear. it Texas or Arkansas that makes Kentucky look cosmopolitan? I think either could qualify.

Potsie was a dren.

Blogger Dale said...

I've been to paradise but I've never been to Olive Garden.

Blogger John said...

You came SO CLOSE at the end of this post! Don't override your first instinct... what this country needs is more idiots killing themselves, not less.

Oh, and while you're exactly right about fucktard rednecks not voting for Obama simply because he's black, wouldn't you agree that there are a lot of black folks who'll vote for Obama for no other reason than the fact that he is considered black? (I say "considered black" because he's actually bi-racial, but most blacks consider him black anyway... that whole "one drop rule" thing, I guess.) Seriously, don't you think there's racism on both scores there? I mean, in both cases, isn't the deciding factor nothing more than race? Kinda sad, really.

Blogger Tits McGee said...

I love you. Let's make out.

Blogger Lil Sass said...

I fucking HATE Hootie so you had me there.

And Bush STILL has no experience running a country, has no one realized this?

I seriously fucking hate apathetic americans. How can we be THIS FAR into an election year and people not know who they're voting for? Apples and oranges people! ... it's not like you're choosing which Olsen twin to fuck in the mouth. THEY'RE TWO DIFFERENT CANDIDATES, PEOPLE! UGH!!

Blogger lostinutah said...

Hm. I vote for Obama because his Mom is Irish and so am I.

(Half kidding.)

I don't look at Obama as "black". I look at him as a kid from Hawaii with a Kenyan dad and an Irish mom. He and I share some bloodlines. Lots of African Americans share bloodlines with him, too.

THAT IS WHY HE'S PERFECT FOR THIS JOB. He's really a melting pot ll by himself and a very decent man indeed. And I love Michelle. I'd have a beer with her anytime.

Then I have to listen to my redneck mother bitch about what a communist Obama is...sigh. I do know honestly it isn't because he's black. If he was Republican he could kill puppies and she'd vote for him. Hell, she'd vote for Nixon again if she could. Argh.

Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

Hey now! I actually did buy the Hootie CD in 1995...of course, you know, that was what made everyone else rush out and get it as well. You forgive me, don't you?

Incidentally, you totally ripped off my most recent blog with this post. But that's OK, because yours is more fun. And Tits McGee never wants to make out with me anyway.

As for experience, don't these turds realize that NEITHER ONE of these men has presidential experience? Conversely, Dubya has eight, and he sucks.

People who hate Obama have made up so many reasons for it that half of them don't even match. Like, how can he be an empty suit AND a dangerous socialist AND a dangerous Muslim AND a dangerous Murrika-hating Christian AND the most liberal member of the Senate? Phew!! With so many divergent personalities, you'd think at least one had some leadership ability in him.

Eight years ago, Bush was praised as being a "Washington outsider." When was the last time you heard any conservative crowing about that?

Blogger Steph said...

See that is whats wrong with MY country. We have to vote or we get fined. So people who don't give a shit, HAVE to vote and that means a whole bunch of donkey votes every time.
At least you have the option not to.

Blogger John said...

He and I share some bloodlines. Lots of African Americans share bloodlines with him, too.


Seriously? You think a person is perfect for an elected office because of his "bloodlines?" How scary is that?

Blogger beatgrl said...

So right on. I never understood the undecideds.

I lived in Texas and was shocked that Bush could get elected governor there. Then I was flabbergasted people could be stupid enough to elect him prez. WTF? Then, naive me, I thought, okay, there's no WAY he could possibly get a second term.

My dad thinks McCain will win. Does he know something I don't?

LOL olive garden. (You are the second blogger I've read dissing them today!)

Blogger lostinutah said...

No, John, my point is that because he has a unique perspective, he is perfect to represent a new type of president for this country. That is simply in addition to his outstanding intellect, and common sense. It's icing on the cake.

Plus he's not 150 years old, I mean 72.

There are dozens of reasons Obama would make a horrible president, and they have absolutely nothing to do with his being black.

Blogger John said...

Unique perspective? OK, let's assume he has such a thing, nebulous as that concept may be. So what? I prefer to look at the man's actions in office. Don't you think those are much more indicative of how he'll actually perform if he becomes POTUS? Examples of perspectives not amounting to a hill of beans abound. W pushed for and got the largest new welfare program this nation has ever seen a few years ago (Drug Coverage for Seniors). D'ya think that reflects his Conservative "perspective?" And look at Obama since he won the Dem nomination. He's moving to the Center (ie, he moved Right from the Far Left). Does that somehow reflect his "unique perspective?" Of course not.

You dupes just don't get it, do you? You actually think Obama (or McCain for that matter) will make fundamental and significant changes? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! You go right on believing in that fairy tale bullshit, pal. I need people as gullible and innocent as you in my world. I can use the laughs. LOL "unique perspective"... "new type of president for this country"... snicker. Oh, how rich. You must be in your 20s, right? If not, how did you get to be older without shedding all that feel good nonsense?

Blogger yournamehere said...

I never thought of it that way, but Texas is the one with the weird constitution.

dr. monkey,
it's so sad that I get that reference.

you should keep it that way.

I decided based on height.

can I cop a feel?

lil sass,
I'd rather fuck Ashley in the mouth because Mary Kate killed Heath Ledger.

The other day on Fox News they did a poll: "Is Obama a Muslim?" This is a news organization!

you made a cameo in the "I Only Wanna Be With You" video, didn't you?

I think your government should force you to blog again. Miss ya.

and he's a snazzy dresser.

Oh, McCain will probably win. The old white guy always wins.

but McCain has a young soul. Ok, no he doesn't. He's a decrepit bastard.

there are dozens of reasons McCain would make a horrible president, and I've collected them for a powerpoint presentation to show you when you come to visit.

you may be right that neither candidate is going to revolution politics, but I'm voting for Obama for the simple reason that his ideology is closer to my own than is McCain's. I'm as old as the hills, but I believe these two candidates are very different.

Blogger lostinutah said...

I'm 42, and yes, I'm a pretty mature, taxpaying, homeowner type mom of two. And I voted for Reagan for President the first time I voted.

And yes, Obama will push for significant changes.

Bobby Kennedy did too. Stupid people (person) stopped that really rational yet Democratic agenda. He supported such really awesome ideas such as welfare reform, which I agree with as well.

(Sorry, Todd, I've hijacked your blog by being idealistic, please feel free to tell me to shut up).

I'm a centrist, actually. So as far as Obama going centrist I'm all good with that. I support liberal social policies and conservative fiscal policies. Though I notice Clinton balanced our budget and Bush has raised our deficit through the roof.

Bush has fucked this country over. Period. Maybe McCain would do better but he won't see the mistakes Bush has made. And that is unacceptable.

You have a right to your opinion, as I do to mine.

Why the hell can't we all remember that?

Blogger Übermilf said...

I refuse to vote for anyone who isn't exactly like me in every way.

Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

To paraphrase a friend of mine:

"I'm ACTUALLY a socialist, and Obama disappoints me."

I feel I must point out here that this guy is not me, lest any yahoos pull some Rev. Wright garbage on me.

Hey bro, you and I both know that you don't know how to make a power point presentation.

And what a surprise, Ian hangs out with socialists. Shocking.

Blogger John said...

I support liberal social policies and conservative fiscal policies...

Really? How does that work, since Liberal social policies require more money (lots more) to enact? If you truly support one, you cannot actually support the other. Sorry.

Though I notice Clinton balanced our budget and Bush has raised our deficit through the roof.

Your opinions need to be based on reality or their worthless. And, in point of fact, Clinton had 2 years in office (1993-1994) where he had a House controlled by Dems and a Senate controlled by Dems. Were the budgets balanced in either year? Nope. Not even close. Clinton only gets to claim a balanced budget when he had a House and Senate controlled by the GOP. Why does that matter? Because presidents don't get to make the budgets. They merely sign or veto the budgets sent to them by the Congress. I give Clinton credit for signing those budgets, but to say he balanced them is simply false. He had 2 full years with a compliant Congress run by fellow Dems, and all they did was add a ton to the national debt. Only mixed gov't has any shot at curtailing the growth in spending.

And yes, Bush sucks. He's horrible on both social and fiscal policies. Sooner he's outta there, the better.

Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

I hang out with a lot of people, including conservative Republicans. What's your point?

Blogger Scarlet Hip said...

Oh look, John is picking fights on your blog. Something new. Something different.

I'm voting for Obama based on the fact that I am tired of middle-to- old-aged Christian men with entirely too much money being in charge of our country.

Blogger Übermilf said...

I could almost vote for Brooke, but she has curly hair. And is too short.

Blogger John said...

I'm voting for Obama based on the fact that I am tired of middle-to- old-aged Christian men with entirely too much money being in charge of our country.

This should be on billboards all over the country to help promote the repeal of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. Typical emotional chick nonsense that means absolutely nothing. Good job!

And I don't pick fights on Todd's blog. I edumacate.

Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

Disgust over that demographic is not limited to women, my friend.

Blogger John said...

Indeed not. Which is why I advocate not only the repeal of the 19th Amendment, but also a "logical reason" litmus test prior to voting. If you can't come up with at least one unemotional, fact-based reason for choosing a candidate, you get sent home without the opportunity to leave a chad hanging. That way, all the rednecks who will only go vote to keep an "uppity nigrah" out will be out of luck, along with all the scary idiots on the Left who won't vote for McCain because he's in the same party as the guy who was "really behind 9/11."

Blogger lostinutah said...

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Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

Yes, let's require voters to tell commissioners who they're voting for and why, and hope they deign to deem us suitable for voting. Should be interesting when lots of local candidates and referendums are involved. Maybe we can extend election day by a week?

I dislike uninformed voters as much as anyone else, but we already tried to curtail voting rights in the past. I'm astounded anyone would seriously yearn for that again. Wow.

Blogger Tits McGee said...

You know John, I get that you think it's funny to be provocative, and I don't generally like to rise to such immature and obvious bait, but this is the second time now that you've advocated for repealing the nineteenth amendment. Given that today's the anniversary of its ratification, I have to speak up because you're starting to offend me more than I can stomach.

To argue that the nineteenth amendment is at the root of any of our culture's current problems is ignorant, inflammatory, and absurd. Tell me, do you also advocate that abolishonists were wrong? Should voting rights be denied based on race or ethnicity as well? Should we all just hush our silly little mouths and let big daddy tell us what to do? Oh yes, massah. Whatever you say. I'm sure you have my best interests at heart.

Seriously, your argument is bullshit and you know it. America is founded on the notion that as individuals we have the right and the duty to advocate and fight for our freedom. The founders may have overlooked the fact that people of color and women are due that same freedom, but that in no way means that we are not. Your juvenile provocation degrades the incredible fight of the thousands of people who worked tirelessly for the right of all people to have a hand in guiding the course of our great nation. I and all the feminists who come before me are patriots. Our fight is important and I'm sick of your condescension.

I'll engage with you on any issue you like, but if you're content to just drop your petty little attacks and HURF DURF WOMEN R DUM bullshit, I suspect you'll quickly find no one will want to play with you anymore. There's provocative and then there's just plain offensive. You fall out on the crap side of that fence too often.

Blogger Tits McGee said...

Oh, and you can totally cop a feel, Todd.


Blogger John said...

Honestly, I don't give a shit who is offended by my words. I think THAT is actually what makes America great (not chicks being able to cast votes because someone like Bill Clinton or Obama makes them all wet and gooey).

But seriously, don't you all know me well enough by now to know when I'm just spouting off? Of COURSE I don't actually want the government to deny women the vote. Good Lord, how many times have I said I'm a Libertarian. They'd have me hung up by my thumbs if I was seriously advocating the removal of such a fundamental right. Do I think way too many chicks vote for candidates based on harmful reasons that have nothing to do with reason and everything to do with their emotions? Absolutely. Do I hate that fact? Yep. But so what? We get the country we deserve, precisely because we're free to vote for whomever we please for whatever reasons (or lack thereof) we damn well please. If Tits wants to vote for Obama because she gets a warm tingly feeling when she sees him while not being able to understand or defend the programs he would try to enact, more power to her.

By the way, I really liked your last post, Tits. You're very sexy when you get up on your high horse like that. You should do it more often, baby.

Blogger Ian McGibboney said...

Why limit it to "chicks," john? ANYONE who votes out of fear, racism, ignorance, name recognition or simply because "I don't like the other guy" is someone who is irresponsible with their right.

If a Clinton supporter opts to vote for McCain rather than cast it for Obama, they are stupid and deserve to be called on it. Gender does not even come into play.

Blogger Scarlet Hip said...

Oh look, John is picking fights on your blog and then pretending he doesn't care what people have to say in response. Something new. Something different.

Blogger Scarlet Hip said...

And Ubie's right. I am too short.

Blogger Übermilf said...

But you are pretty, and I base my voting decisions on who I think is the prettiest.

And who has the most shiny things to distract me.

I think I hear the ice cream truck!

Blogger John said...

I just read a remark by Ian and agreed with 100% of it. I recommend everyone get their affairs in order, for the end is clearly nigh.

Scarlet Hippy Chick, I done told ya, I don't pick fights with intellectual cripples. I'm not a monster.

Blogger egan said...

I love it. I love when you're fired up like this.

The undecided voters are freaks. I don't get how someone could be undecided at this juncture. Hey, there's always that kooky Nader guy.

Isn't Hootie doing country now? That seems so fitting.

Damn, these comments were fun to read. It's good to have Tits in your backpocket. That sounds sort of wrong.

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