This is a helluvan ad. Too bad not enough teabaggers will see it, and those that do see it will think it’s a bunch of lies, even though what they believe are the lies.
What do you remember? Which party announced that it had no intention of cooperating with socialist, Muslim, black, democratically elected president two years ago?
Which party lied us into war in Iraq?
Robot voices with cute little animal ‘toons. One has a brain and uses it, and the other is a tea partier.
Tuesday is election day, and we have a big choice — take all our marbles and stay home like pissy children, or get our asses to the polling places and vote Democratic. Or else, these people are going to making a lot of decisions you’ll live even less than the ones Obama made.
We are just around the corner from what many believe is yet another defining moment of our time. I’m sure everyone remembers a time not that long ago when sitting out voting in an election didn’t “seem” to have much of an impact on our lives. Was it that we felt so comfortable with our democratic center holding by default that we could afford to focus our attention elsewhere? I think that was the case for me and combined with the added distractions of just living I wasn’t really paying attention to what was going on in the halls of power. The arc of the moral Universe seemed to be making it’s bend towards justice for all people, albeit painfully slowly.
My wake up call was 9/11. I won’t bore you with my conspiracy theories on what I believe happened that day, but a decade later much of our nation is still awakening from that consciousness jarring event. I woke up wondering what had led us to this dangerous new world where we were told our freedoms were less important than our security and we must give chunks of it away in order to be safe from those who hate us for it! That didn’t make sense to me and I began to educate myself about what had been going on while I was not paying attention and what I discovered was truly frightening.
I know, the Obama administration has given us plenty to be angry about. And we’re right to point it out, loudly and often. But seriously, my friends, we need to take a break from it right now. There’s an election coming up, and we’re targeting the wrong enemy.
Of course, that’s what we idealists do. We liberal, progressive idealists. We know what we want, and we want it now. And if you don’t give it to us, well, fuck you. We just don’t have time to waste on petty politics and game-playing.
I jumped the gun Tuesday night in Fugitive Info, telling you that the Palinista candidate in New Hampshire’s Republican Senate primary lost. In fact, Kelly Ayotte squeaked out a narrow victory over an equally out-of-touch Republican who lacked a tap from Queen Sarah’s glittering scepter.
In the Granite State, of course, it really didn’t matter except for bragging rights and the chance for my colleagues to tout the Women Power revolution in the GOP. That in itself is a bit of a travesty, although, I’m sad to say, there are some women I once thought of as liberal who cast their ballots on the basis of gender, claiming that women taking some power in the Republican Party is a good thing.
To them I say this: No, it’s not. Not if the women we’re talking about harbor the same dangerous delusions and problematic policy positions as the men. And they do, although, I must admit, some of them are worse.