Monday, October 20, 2008

Voting: what’s the point

I’ve been informed that I’ll be leaving work early this afternoon so that I can spend more of my precious time  worrying about which candidate truly gives a fuck about me and my problems by registering to vote at the 11th hour. Whoooopeeeeeeeeeee

It’s not that I don’t care, because I really do. There have only been a few critical elections in the past and I firmly believe that we’re faced with one of the more important elections of our countries history. Yet the outcome is not going to lead us towards a stronger and brighter future…no no…neither candidate is capable of delivering that promise no matter how much they’d like you to believe, nor how much their fanatical supporters would have you believe. That’s right I called them fanatics because that’s what they are. I’ve seen them, they act like a bunch of pubescent teenage girls at a beetles concert. I have no doubt that there’s been more than a few pair of under ware or depends (take your choice) thrown on stage during these rallies because they’re just another concert, nothing more nothing less. Each one as important as the next Wiggles appearance.

In the past I’ve always looked at elections as which one is the lessor of two evils and who won’t screw it up too badly. Lets face it, it doesn’t matter who’s in power, they’ll screw it up one way or another, it’s just a matter of how badly. Only on this round I think we’re all in for one hell of a ride down the cluster fuck highway. Do I believe that in 4 years we’ll be any better off with either Obama or McCain at the helm? Not in the least. I have no doubt that we’ll still be ignoring our internal social issues and wrongs. There will still be old and young without proper housing, food or medical attention and we’ll still be shuttling our young off to fight a bunch of asshole religious extremists all in the name of freedom. Freedom, what a crock…how can we claim to be the home of the free when the majority of the population lives paycheck to paycheck and regularly has to decide between which bill to pay and which hits the trash can so that they put gas in the car and food on the table. Yet we can shovel money into foreign affairs that aren’t getting better with our assistance and ultimately would probably be better off if we washed our hands of them and instead chose to address one of the wrongs in our own country for a change.

Wife is freaked that I might vote for a total psycho that’s running for Utah’s gov. Why not? the old regimes and old boys clubs that are currently in power all over the country sure can’t seem to get it done, so why the hell not. Who knows, he may surprise us all and do a hell of a job. Yeah he’s a little crazy and has had some issues, but you can’t tell me that he’s not more of a regular guy than the other old rich assholes in the race. I have no doubt that he’s looking at it as how can he make things better where the others are looking at it as how quickly can this catapult them into an even higher ranking government position. Either way we’re screwed, at least with this guy we have a little fun along the way.

If I had my choice I’d be campaigning for “NONE OF THE ABOVE” and calling for another round of candidates. But we all know that won’t happen because we have the movie star and the old guy…Instead of voting who’s president and vice president we should be voting which candidate becomes president and which becomes vice president. At least that way we might have some balance in the office rather than another lackey licking the boots of the president. Isn’t that how all other elections are handled? I mean really, I can’t think of another position that is a twoffer like that. Don’t we usually have to vote for a president AND a vice president? Am I wrong to question why this election means we have to get two assholes for the one vote? What are we the Costco of nations and have to get the best bargain even in our elections?

Screw it…I’m flipping a quarter on all my votes, we’re all screwed anyway. That way I can point the finger at someone else…just like they do in Washington!

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