You probably didn’t read this comic, because you’re not President Obama. So I’ll just fill you in on it: I basically told the president that he needs to whoop Mitt Romney’s lying ass tomorrow night, at least just for my sake. I mean, this race was easy for so long—a cakewalk. Nothing to worry about. Then Obama pulls out that stinker of a debate and opens the door for one of the worst and most desperate Republican candidates in the last few decades.
Really, I just don’t want to waste brain cells worrying about this debate. I’d rather use them worrying about little things in my personal life, or giant things like global warming and the end of civilization (and the bee holocaust).
And in case you’re wondering, I do find it hard to vote for Obama for numerous reasons. But I often wonder, how many of the things I don’t stem from his personal beliefs and style of government, and how many of them are due to how absolutely fucked the system has become. Either way, I have seriously considered voting for Gary Johnson—even though I kinda think that most Libertarians are naive enough to believe in unicorns and fairies—if only as a protest vote, since I live in New York and my vote doesn’t count because of the awfully stupid electoral college. But enough ranting. Hopefully 25 hours from now I will be drinking a beer out of celebration, not to dull the pain.
*Update – 10/17 – I don’t want to take all the credit, but clearly the president read my comic this week.
Now, if you look at the last panel of this week’s comic, you can easily say, well, we’re already there. And that is definitely true to a degree. However, there are still many, many rights corporate America would love to do away with in the name of profit. After all, what is a corporate but a profit making machine? That is its job. To provide an infinitely increasing return on investment for shareholders. Why would a corporation care about something like child labor laws or the minimum wage if it stands in the way of the bottom line. And that’s ultimately the difference between what the current conservative argument has become.
Notice I don’t frame this comic between Republicans and Democrats. I only refer to conservatives. That’s because Democrats are not liberals. Republicans are outright brutal conservatives, who have somehow convinced the poorest Americans to fight for the rights of the wealthy. Meanwhile, because of our crappy electoral system, Democrats are also beholden to the very same wealthy interests—otherwise they wouldn’t have the funds to run election campaigns. So basically we have right, and right light. At least we used to have Dennis Kucinich. Now there’s not even that.
Well I could go on and on forever, but basically, you know we’re fucked when half the country believes dinosaurs and man lived at the same time and gets outraged over the idea of a poor person not having to pay for visiting the hospital. Good times. The future is looking fantastic.
This week’s Dustinland casts the 2008 presidential hopefuls — Hollywood style. Some of the picks were easier to find than others. Obama and Bloomberg were probably the toughest, and Huckabee was tricky too. I’d have to say my favorites are Bruce Campbell as Romney and the dad from Frasier as Ron Paul. Oh, and as much as I love Dennis Kucinich and plan to vote for him in the primary, he really does kinda remind me of the midget from Twin Peaks (that’s who Michael J. Anderson is, in case you were confused).
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