Headline from this article on Yahoo.
I don’t try to be actively political on this blog because frankly that’s not why it’s here, but I read this and while I’ve been trying to ignore it, it keeps coming back up, not unlike experiences I’ve had with undercooked fish.
I love the hypocrisy here. With all the talk surrounding Islamic extremists and their ‘holy war’, yet we have a potential Vice President saying that our war in Iraq is, almost literally, the exact same thing?
And how’s this for hypocrisy: McCain has been blasting Obama for months as being a candidate with with weapons-grade charisma but very little substance — and Palin is his VP choice? I’ll be the first to admit she’s charismatic and engaging, but. . . really? All their talk about substance and experience and they pull Palin out like some kind of trump card because she’s a good speaker, young and easy and the eyes, etc. ?
The RNC delegates, post-Palin speech, said she was the ‘quintessential American’. The audacity of this kind of political masturbation almost has me getting off by proxy. If this is true, can someone remind me how much it costs for a passport?
Keep pushing that ‘maverick’ image, McCain, maybe eventually people will start forgetting that you voted with Bush’s policy more than 90 (N I N E T Y) percent of the time.
Back to the headline: You. Can’t. Say. Shit. Like. This. You can’t. If you’re a preacher and you want to say that feeding the poor with a soup kitchen next Wednesday night is ‘a task from God’, you can, because you’re not exactly stepping on anyone’s toes with it. All the power to you. I don’t care if you’re going to feed them because you have some make-believe parent figure wagging his finger at you from 2000 years ago — you’re doing good work. I’d rather you do it because it’s, you know, the right thing to do, but that’s a whole other blog post.
The point is, when it comes to spending absolutely stunning amounts of money that could be used on OUR infrastructure, advances in alternative fuels, health care, education…when it comes to killing thousands of troops that to some extent represent the most intelligent and ambitious youth America has to offer, when it comes to destroying our global image (which does matter, because we weren’t always and won’t always be the biggest kid on the block, and eventually we’re going to push our luck and someone will remind us), then you better have something better than ‘We’re on a task from God.’
No. We’re in a clusterfuck from Bush, and that old dude that just pulled you from the frozen tundra of obscurity voted with that moron more than 90% of the time.