@ November 3, 2008

Newsflash: I voted for Barack Obama.

I know it must be startling to you regular reader(s?) to hear that, but it is true.  Although, I think that isn't really the proper way to put it.  I didn't vote for Barack Obama because I think he is a transformational figure who will change the way Washington does things and usher in a new era of enlightenment and understanding and end racism and defeat the Nazis and yadda yadda yadda.  I didn't really vote for Barack Obama so much as I voted against the Republican Party.

The Democrats could have run a ticket of Teri Schiavo and Beaker from the Muppets and I would have voted Schiavo/Beaker '08.  It doesn't matter to me if Obama's pastor hates America, or if he and domestic terrorist William Ayers are BFFs, or if he's a secret Muslim or a socialist.  The Republican Party needs to be removed from power.  The actions (inactions?) and incompetence of the last eight years needs to be repudiated.

And the saddest figure in all of this is John McCain.  If there was one Republican figure that I thought might have been capable of pushing back against the last eight years it was him. 

There are conservative Republican values that appeal to me.  I like the idea of a smaller, more fiscally conservative government that keeps taxes and spending low.  But the Republican party has been hijacked by Christian ideologues who make abortion and abstinence and creationism and prayer in school their number one concerns, and fight wars in the name of God and declare anyone who stands opposed to these ideas as un-American.  They use the politics of division: you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.  You are with us, or you are an atheist.  There is no room for thoughtfulness, no room for intelligence or progress.  You are a real American, or you are a Democrat.

I think John Stewart had the best response to this.

And John McCain, he ran against these people in 2000.  And he could have run against them in 2008.  But instead he bowed to these people, and picked one of them to be his vice-presidential candidate.  He has joined them; so he, too, must now be defeated with the rest of them. 

In 1994, the Democrats were shown the door from Congress, and perhaps rightfully so.  We are now at a similar crossroads.  The Republican government of the last eight years has failed, and failed spectacularly, in so many ways.  They need to be shown the door.

Schiavo/Beaker '08!


While you're at it do you think you could remove the democrats from power in the House of Representatives.

We could replace all of them with the Muppets and possibly the Fraggles and Gorgs.

Trying again. I already commented. First of all I am not voting for Sarah Palin I am voting for McCain.. Secondly, while you're ousting the Republicans from the White House with Schiavo/Beaker '08 can you replace the Democratic control of the House with either all of the Muppets, the Fraggles or the Gorgs or all of the above.

Thank you - Mother

Don't blame it all on the Republicans. Democrats were in power in 1999 when Fannie Mae and others decided to let people that could not afford to buy homes buy them. Nine years later you see the results, and by the way it was the Clinton administration that allowed that to happen.

First, I was getting inundated with spam comments so I had to turn on comment approval. If you want your comment to go straight through you need to sign in with an account. So if your comment does appear right away, that's why.

It is not just the recent economic struggles that are the reason the current leadership must be ousted. The bungled invasion of Iraq, our continued presence there, the Katrina disaster, Guantanamo Bay, the torture memo, increased secrecy and consolidation of executive power, yadda yadda yadda.

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