Quick Breakdown of Last Night's Speech
"Give me four more years, yada yada yada, America can solve its problems, yada yada yada."
How original, Barry.
I'm tired of constant 8+% unemployment, tired of war, tired of you wiping your ass with the Constitution, tired of you capitulating to the right wing and Wall Street while publicly pimp-slapping your liberal base, tired of drone strikes and its skewed statistics, tired of assassination lists, tired of tepid "reforms" like ObamaCare and its individual mandate without a public option and Dodd-Frank and homeowner relief, tired of you letting the Republican Party dictate what you can or can't do. And, Jesus fucking Christ, Afghanistan until 2024?!
I'm tired of your refusal to sign the Kyoto protocol and otherwise pretending as if global warming isn't a problem, I'm tired of you not addressing the very real problem of gun control despite all the innocents that have been shot by gunmen this summer, tired of corporate bailouts with no real, binding preconditions.
I'm tired of tax cuts, breaks and deferments to corporations that ship American jobs overseas, tired of your Cabinet breaking the laws by allowing polluters like BP and other oil companies to secure drilling lease rights without undergoing the requisite process, tired of the lobbyists and Goldman Sachs scumbags in your administration, tired of your cat food commissions and your ongoing friendships with Jamie Dimon and your job-killing jobs czar Jeff Immelt.
I'm tired of broken campaign promises, tired of you shielding corporations and war criminals from accountability, I'm tired of being told I have to keep sacrificing, that the good stuff is right around the corner, I'm tired of vulture funds remaining in force. I'm tired of you taking away my constitutional protections, starting with the first amendment, tired of you fiddle-fucking with pending legislation and meddling in the affairs of the jurists of other nations, tired of you undermining unions. We elected you four years ago to effect the hope and change now and you have been a miserable failure on every single front from the git-go.
Except after November, you won't have to worry about what the American public thinks, anymore, not that you ever did. I'm tired of the chicanery, the shell games, the number games, the sucking up to Israel, the Republican Party, the Chamber of Commerce, Wall Street, to energy and financial institutions, in short, to everyone who has much more money and more power than 99% of We the People.
Go fuck yourself. You lost my vote back in 2009. I never had the slightest confidence that you'd ever dismantle the fascist government that Bush gave you. Under you, DADT remained in place for years, as does DOMA and NAFTA to this day and Graham-Leach-Bliley and a whole host of other evils left behind by your pimp Slick Willie. Your cynical "softening" on gay rights and slowing down the massive deportations of illegals never fooled me during this election year.
I never listened to your self-serving speech last night because four years of listening to soaring but empty rhetoric already warned me of what was in store: "Give me four more years. America can solve its problems."
Again, we elected you to do these things now. You had a friendly Congress for the first half of your first term and you blew it with constant compromises to the right wing that allowed them to hold the government and unemployment benefits and tax collection hostage time and time and time again. You allowed them to begin the underfunding of Social Security by cutting the tax rate by 2% and you responded to their subsequent, racist scorn by offering cuts to Social Security and Medicare after freezing pay for federal workers for 2 years while giving more tax cuts to the 1%. You don't get to suck up to the right wing knowing damned good and well you will never appease them and then blame them exclusively for not getting enough shit done. Obstructionism begins with unjustified compromise.
Clinton may be a scumbag and the most Republican Democratic president we ever had but you know something? Clinton made earned income credit count for more than ever and singlehandedly lifted 2,000,000 American households out of poverty, reversed 12 years of Republican sledgehammering of the economy by balancing the budget in three years instead of his promised five, left office with a $230,000,000,000 surplus... and achieved all this against a hostile Congress during 6 of those 8 years.
So, fuck you. I'm voting for a real progressive, a real liberal. Her name is Jill Stein. She hasn't a prayer of winning but that's OK. A vote of conscience is never a wasted vote and at least I'll go to sleep on Election Night knowing I voted my conscience instead of just against the Republican.