FORESHADOWING

The 2012 presidential race has begun in earnest, notwithstanding the six month Gathering of the Juggalos / circus sideshow / island of broken toys that was the GOP nomination process. The Romney vs. Obama square-off is all of about 2 weeks old, and I'm already consumed with cold dread at the prospect of sitting through six more months of this.

Now that we've just passed the one year anniversary of the death of bin Laden, Republicans are courageously asserting that no president worthy of the title would ever make a campaign issue out of a foreign policy success.

Read John McCain's incontinent, 74 year old hissy fit. Then read the comment thread.

I can't, people. I just can't. I'm so full of Can't and Nope. I really don't think I have it in me to handle six months of this stupidity. Can't we just fast forward to November 15 and let the GOP focus on its post-election excuses? Do we really have to sit through half a year of hysterical nonsense and irrelevant "issues" blown out of all sense of proportion? Wouldn't it be great if we all consciously declined to talk or think about this meaningless noise and instead, like, read a book or something?

The campaign seeks thee not. It is thou, thou, that madly seekest it.

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56 Responses to “FORESHADOWING”

  1. Xynzee Says:

    Not only a POW, but subjected to "enhanced interrogation techniques".
    Thus making Rick [nsfw]'s charge that McCain didn't know what he's talking about the new gold standard for ideological f-wittery.

    So yes, we're aware of this. How does this tangential fact relate to his hypocritical hissy-fit?

  2. Abstruse Says:

    Well, it you were t aware that John McCain was a POW after sitting though 2008 then you weren't watching the teevee.

    I guess I mentioned the "DYKJMWAP" meme because it seems relevant. Half of his campaign was based on the fact that he was a shitty fucking pilot that nepotismed himself into beig tortured then turns around and shits all over The Kenyan Usurper for not sucking fucking dick at his job.

  3. Abstruse Says:

    Also +3 drinks

  4. Mike S. Says:

    McCain was a POW, "yet somehow that fact doesn't legitimize his sensible views on torture."
    Well Said, Sir.

    He was also one of the Keating Five, something which generally goes unremarked upon despite its relevance to recent events.

  5. Haydnseek Says:

    Yep, all politics is local. Don't forget that when the endless media fog of 24 hour news cycle trivia/bullshit starts. Ignore all that. Dig deep for information regarding your LOCAL computerized voting machine precincts, because thay WILL be hacked, and it won't be the Democrats doing the hacking. Valid ballots WILL be disappeared by "ends justify the means" hypercons. The 2000 election was clearly stolen, and the burglary tools have become much more sophisticated in the twelve years since then. This will happen. It will be especially egregious in the well-known swing states. We are well and truly fucked, because no matter how much we scream, no matter how many facts we muster, no matter how airtight a case we make for obvious election fraud, we will be dismissed as sore-loser, America hating, terrorist loving soshulists who just can't stand the fact that the Kommunist Kenyan muslim usurper lost. Mark my words. Sometimes history does repeat. This will be one of those times. They will stop at NOTHING. Do I sound a little paranoid? Nah, just ask Al Gore.

  6. Fiddlin' Bill Says:

    It's always going to be a choice between better and worse. And I think the question this time will be how much of a states-rights based counter revolution has occurred over the past few years. It's quite possible, given our Electoral Collage system, that Obama could win by millions and millions in the popular vote and still lose, because in crucial states a lot of his various voting blocs will be kept from the polls via new ID laws and all the other many tried and true manipulations. As obviously terrible as Romney is, he is not a lock to lose given the way the game is played. And people who stand on the heights and deign to give Obama any credit, because he is ultimately a politician, are playing the Ole Ralph Nader yet again. Gore "won" in 2000. We ought to know by now that it can happen here.