19 May 2008

Courting the Rubes in 2008

Obsidian Wings directs our attention to this xenophobic abortion of an article by Kathleen Parker.

"A full-blooded American." That's how 24-year-old Josh Fry of West Virginia described his preference for John McCain over Barack Obama. His feelings aren't racist, he explained. He would just be more comfortable with "someone who is a full-blooded American as president."

This editorial is deliberately attempting to woo the proverbial "Angry White Male" vote into the McCain camp by saying that he's just like the rest of us. As an angry white guy, I find this insulting to my level of understanding of what the job of President entails! I'm not looking for a guy to go drink a beer with, or who went to the same school as me, or who likes to watch the crappy movies as me while sneaking a 6-pack into the theater. I'm a bit more concerned about our leadership strangling our economy with suckass social programs or getting us all killed in some unnecessary war against robots from another solar system due to their gross incompetence. Politics has reached new lows with clowns like Huckabee "rockin' out" on his guitar (who set back Gun Rights decades the other day), Obama having a speech in a pig pen in South Dakota, and McCain making wisecracks about his geezerdom on Saturday Night Live. If these shameless panderers wanted to impress me, they'd take me to a Thailand Go-Go bar in a rocket sled, but that wouldn't necessarily make them Presidential material.

All of our founding fathers were 33rd order masons that probably would look down their nose at most of us clods. But they received illuminated learning from the alien master race that built the pyramids in Egypt, and they used that knowledge to construct one of the most important documents in history...The Constitution. These assholes running for President should get up to speed on that component of the presidency, before they start boning up on the NASCAR trivia to win a few votes in Palookaville.

What is this, the circus?