Thursday, October 4, 2012
Post Debate Thoughts
So once again I am proven right in not having either cable T.V., nor even the other kind whatever that is now called.
One of the severe difficulties I run across is that when I point out to people that their critiques of Obama(or back in the day Clinton) are based on bullshit, is that I am now defending and supporting Obama (or Clinton). Not so much, I just hate to see people telling me that my lickspittle of an apologist for any corporation president is a socialist or communist. There as Shakespeare said is the rub. I am not saying that you should vote for Obama. I am saying that you are an asshole for claiming that Obama (or Clinton, either of them) is to the left of Grover Cleveland or William McKinley.
So apparently Obama didn't show up to play last night. He opted instead to be the kindly accountant who is explaining to you that he doesn't want to see you eating dry dog food, but rather canned cat food. For some reason this didn't go over well with the viewing public. I do enjoy LGM (linked to the most recent post, you can follow that to the others, I think) freaking out and spending about half a dozen posts explaining why this doesn't matter. I'll give him this, Tbogg did apparently recognize this (which I haven't watched and refuse to, so I'll have to believe what people tell me, just like they told me how I should look at the 1960 debates, thank you).
I would like to point out that I have been saying for about four or perhaps more years that Obama never won a close and truly contested election. First one he lost. Second one the more popular candidate was forced out by the Chicago democratic machine. Next contested one he won after the original republican was forced out because of a very interesting divorce complaint and the replacement was bat shit crazy. Third one, the primaries against Clinton, Clinton managed to hire people (and pay them millions of dollars) who apparently didn't know that since 1970 the democratic party has assigned delegates pursuant to the percentage of the vote you receive. So you don't receive all the delegate votes if you win 55% to 45%, but rather you receive 55% of the delegates. Finally, the 2008 election Jesus Christ couldn't have won, had he run on a republican ticket.
So now he is running his first really contested election in at least 20 some years and he lost the last one.
In the mean time I keep looking at the world as I currently know it and seeing that both the republicans and democrats have been heading in exactly the same direction for at least the last thirty years as far as domestic policies are concerned. The difference is that the republicans have been wanting to get to those Gilded Ages a lot faster then then democrats. So I guess that I should vote democrat because there is better a chance that I'll be dead before we are completely fucked.