Friday, October 24, 2008

Bored


Look, guys, I've gotta be honest with you: Even though I've been dutifully blogging about this election and taking the politically-correct liberal stance against McCain, blogging about this election has been a painful duty. I mean, Sarah fucking Palin and her family of grifters? John "Iraq/Pakistan Border" McCain still nipping at Obama's heels? And even though we stand a pretty good chance of electing our first black president...

...how come I'm so fucking bored with all the election coverage and with the election in general? Is anyone else experiencing this? Is it merely campaign fatigue or does anyone else seriously suspect that they just don't give a shit even though the immediate and longterm future of our democracy is at stake?

6 Comments:

At October 24, 2008 at 5:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And now, as then, it is not fear that grips him, only restlessness. A heightened sense of things.

Just the way that I feel about it. Time to get it over with...

 
At October 24, 2008 at 6:11 PM, Blogger D. said...

Yeah. Time to walk in the crunchy leaves and the shortening day. Watch intelligent comedy. Catch up with the World Series. (Not going to be a sweep this year! Yay!) Buy something inexpensive but silly. Auntie Mame quotation inserted here!

Time to take my own advice.

 
At October 24, 2008 at 8:15 PM, Blogger Stan B. said...

Yeah, ya know it's (the election's) getting tired when poking the hapless duo with whatever stick of your own choosing just doesn't make it anymore.

And just when ya thought the thrill was gone- along comes this little melodrama to really stick a fork in it!

This campaign charade didn't make it one whole day- but it harkens back to a similar self imposed melodrama by an equally desperate right wing whacko...
http://reciprocity-failure.blogspot.
com/2008/10/scarlet-letter.html

 
At October 24, 2008 at 8:41 PM, Blogger Pryme said...

I've been giving up following the 'Skins and the Wizards to keep an eye on this election.

Of course even after it's over, there the concern that either (when he wins) Obama will have conservatives nipping at his heels from Day One and (should the GOP's cheating prevail again) we'll have to hold our breath and hope that a McCain temper tantrum won't lead to WWIII.

The only thing really keeping me tuned in is the Wheel of Distractions the McCain Camp spins every week and my morbid curiosity about how racist their supporters are going to become. I still think we have about five days before a prominent Republican lets the "N-word" slip out.

 
At October 26, 2008 at 9:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure what you mean by "the immediate and longterm future of our democracy is at stake". The U.S. electoral system of democracy has, for decades, imposed severe limitations on the ability of citizens to effectuate change through a "vote once every four year" process. The "democracy" whose future you believe is at stake is the same democracy that enabled Kennedy to take office and immediately commence a terrorist war against Cuba, the unprecedented and ruthless bombing of Laos (which endured the most intense bombing campaign in human history in 1963), and the U.S. invasion of South Vietnam. Under Kennedy, the U.S. gov't fomented the overthrow of Brazilian democracy and the military coup in Indonesia, the latter resulting in some 700,000 dead in about 4 months.

Under democratically chosen presidents like Johnson, Nixon and Carter, the U.S. gov't continued the terrorist war against Cuba, and continued to provide military,financial and political support for the brutal dictatorships in Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, the Phillipines, and Indonesia (including providing 90% of military support for the Indonesian invasion of East Timor under Carter).

There is hardly need to review the record of Reagan, Bush I or Clinton. Support of repressive gov'ts and wars against weaker societies continued.

So, it would seem somewhat beside the point to urge that the immediate future of democracy is at stake, since the recent and longterm history of democracy in the U.S. appears consistent with the use of power by democratically elected presidents to carryout terrorism and aggression regardless.

 
At October 26, 2008 at 4:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Election?

I vote on a paper ballot that is hand-counted by volunteers from my town. My vote actually will count, no GOP operative has been disenfranchising those of us that are registered as Democrats, and no one here is stealing lawn sings.

I live in Vermont, where Assholism is only just starting to creep in. Our GOP governor's Chief-Of-Staff is a retired marine Lee Atwater type, so he's been in charge of Assholic dirty tricks campaigns, and driving up the cost of our gubernatorial elections...

 

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