August 28, 2008

Convention update

I've always enjoyed Stephen Green's drunkblogging of things political. Tonight, though, he must still be fairly sober, because he's acting a little pissed off:

8:48PM If Colorado isnít in play, I planned on voting for Bob Barr. But Obama is being so dishonest tonight that Iím tempted to vote for McCain out of spite.

8:47PM Obama just had the gaul to claim that he wonít challenge McCainís character. Itís not HIS fault that McCain is evil.

8:45PM Tough, direct Ö diplomacy! I negotiate in your general direction!

8:44PM ďÖStrained our oldest alliances.Ē Like all those right wingers recently elected in France and Germany and Italy who see our side more and more?

8:42PM Did Obama REALLY just accuse McCain of being unwilling to pursue bin Laden? I donít like McCain. I donít (yet) plan to vote for McCain. But I would NOT go around impugning John McCainís manhood.

I told my wife that political conventions have all the honesty of used car salemen
and all the spontaneity of Broadway musicals. She asked, "So how else are people supposed to know what the candidates say?" I responded that I don't care what they say; I pay attention to what they do. Of course, I'm a political junkie and pay attention to these things. She pointed out that most Americans don't pay any attention at all and therefore get easily persuaded by these dog and pony shows. Sadly, she is absolutely correct. Here are the likely responses to convention speeches:

1) He's/She's pretty.

2) Gee, that sounded good. Maybe I can get a free pony, too!

3) Yeah, he/she is going to create 5 million new jobs. [ed. note: this was called vaporware back when I was a programmer]

Fuck, I'm depressed. I expect to be no less depressed watching the GOP bullshit next week.

Update: Via Ken in the comments comes this doozy:

MOOSEBURGERS FOR EVERYONE!

And via Gerard comes little doozy:

"The smart liberals are worried. The dumb ones think they've won."

I've been reading a lot of dumb liberals today.

Final update: From in the tank for Obama land:

For me, the more I think about it, the more this pick is about McCain's contempt for Obama. He really seems to think that Palin is as qualified as Obama to be president.

I know that Andrew isn't really that stupid and it's just his man crush forcing him to say stupid shit like this. The Palin pick might well not work out, but trying to pretend that Obama's 150 days in the Senate followed by 2 years campaigning for president makes him magically qualified to be president isn't wishful thinking, it's absolutely bathshit insane. Then again, this IS Andrew we're talking about.

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Comments

But stuff just got more interesting today.

MOOSEBURGERS FOR EVERYONE!

Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at August 29, 2008 02:12 PM

Heh.

Posted by: Ken S, Fifth String on the Banjo of Life at August 30, 2008 08:23 PM