The American Presidential Race

As I’ve grown older and more informed through various media sources I cannot help but be very disappointed in how we in America appoint our leaders. This race for the presidency seems so absurd, so childlike, yet is for the highest office in the most powerful country in the world. This post could easily turn into a rant about the idiocy of the American media and the stories (stories = a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events) they report on the race. However, it is best to go right to the source and the media has become little more than a biased parrot (both sides) that simply repeats what the village idiots (politicians) are saying. The following are issues that have been giving me a severe headache and have turned me completely off any news unless it comes from the BBC, NPR or the Economist. Others such as CNN or Fox are simply tabloids and I’ve ranted enough about them before.

1. Sara Palin – While I still maintain a small modicum of respect for McCain, that too has nearly dissipated in his choice for running mate. A lady that stands up there and speaks like Ned Flanders (okaly dokaly, golly gee) in such a slow, dumb manner makes me want to jump off a building. I suppose the rouse is to “connect” with the idiots in America. If we are looking to rebuild our image in the world, it simply will not do to have a VP who thinks she knows foreign policy because “Russia is close to Alaska.” I can just imagine it now how she would explain the problem of Iran to her supporters. “Iran has been naughty-waughty and my son is in the military so if you don’t support my son who is fighting the baddies then you hate America!”

Just thinking about her conjures up an image of some 40 something blond bimbo in an SUV who agrees we should attack everyone so she can buy cheap oil to take her litter to soccer practice and believes that her faith in Jesus justifies that America is correct in everything it has ever done.

Living abroad has been so beneficial yet such a curse because those that have experienced other cultures can see very clearly how stupid our leaders can be.
I about blew a blood vessel when I read the headline “Sara Palin accuses Barack Obama of associating with terrorists.”

So to sum up the Republican argument:

a. If my son is in the military, you better support it or you hate America
b. America has never and will never do anything wrong.
c. Jesus loves America.
d. We Deserve to have big houses, big cars and will go to war to ensure it.
e. If you don’t agree with us, you are a possible terrorist.

I have posted about this before, but just to refresh, I find it very sad how in the American mind, any country that has religious leaders is usually considered a “fanatical” country. Yet, Palin is an Evangelical Christian (see crazy ass) and often refers to her faith. I see no difference between crazy religious leaders of another country or our own.

2. Rush Limbaugh – Just saying his name should make people roll their eyes. I listed from time to time just to get the blood going. Last I did, he was talking about news reports that said John McCain’s stay at the Hanoi Hilton “wasn’t all that bad.” The media interviewed the director of that prison who said he had “amiable chats with McCain,” and “McCain often gave him impromptu English lessons.”

He was speaking in Vietnamese and Rush’s argument was “if that’s the case, why doesn’t he speak in the so called English McCain has taught him.

Letter to Rush

Dear Fat Ass,

As I’m sure you cannot speak any other language I’m sure it would be very hard to comprehend through that fat skull of yours the difficulty of learning another language. Just because many immigrants have learned English rather easily does not mean that it is easy to do so. They have achieved it because they are surrounded by it day in and night for years. A few “impromptu lessons” will simply not do the trick and anything learned would most likely be forgotten in 40 years.

Your entire career has simply been to speak English while you grew fatter in your chair while fantasizing about what you could do to yourself with that microphone. You have spoken English everyday of your life so of course English seems easy to you. If you could complete three sentences in any other language you might be forgiven and no “Yo quiero Taco Bell,” Mi cumpleanos es…” or “Mi nombre es..” does not count.
You are a fat biased prick and should I ever become president, my first act will be to deport your sorry ass to Antarctica.

3. OHIO – The Republicans of Ohio have been acting up lately and trying to deny people the right to vote. They finally got a boot put in their ass by the Supreme Court and “praise Jesus” for that. Just goes to show how vile that party has become when they resort to taking away liberties afforded to every American. I fail to see the difference between that and the tactics some dictator countries use. The Republicans won before by not counting votes and are trying again.

For me, the issues do not even matter anymore. I’ve clearly seen how evil the Republicans can be and no matter how many times they try to scare me by using the word terrorist, I will never vote for you again. In fact, I don’t care if Gandhi comes back to life and runs for office,,, if he is a Republican I will not vote for him. From this day forward, I’m voting only for Democrats on every single issue, in every single campaign. I will join the Communist party before I vote for another damn Republican.

By Mateo de Colón

Global Citizen! こんにちは!僕の名前はマットです. Es decir soy Mateo. Aussi, je m'appelle Mathieu. Likes: Languages, Cultures, Computers, History, being Alive! \(^.^)/