If you don’t vote for President Barack Obama in November, you are clearly a hood-cladded bigot.
In fact, not only do you hate black people but you also hate women, homosexuals, the poor, peace on Earth, immigrants and anyone who disagrees with or is different than you. Likewise, if you have taken a stance against Mitt Romney you hate Christians, business, Israel, safety, the rich and American exceptionalism.
Those readers who agree with any of the points made thus far are, unfortunately, too ignorant to continue reading and would be well advised to refocus attention immediately here or here because you are simply incapable of understanding anything beyond the mainstream media-peddled narrative.
In the months leading up to America’s fast-approaching Presidential election, the populace of this Nation has been inundated by simplistic, meme-tastic rhetoric and punditry that serve up imagery of one of the most politically polarized moments in American history. But, as those of you who have not already happily clicked one of the above links and moved on to something more easily digested by the ill-informed mind already know, this is mostly malarkey.
The upcoming election doesn’t offer so much a clear choice between two diametrically opposed men as it does the choice of who will be the guy at the reigns as government continues to snowball in size, accrue more crippling debt, get involved in more entangling wars and suck away at the few remaining hints of American Constitutional liberty. Just as masses of idealistic left-leaning voters flocked to the polls for Obama in the last election because they believed his policies would clearly represent something very different than those of President George W. Bush’s, masses of conservatives and other anyone-but-Obama types are prepared to do so for Romney in this election.
Unfortunately for liberty, the choice between Romney and Obama is a lose-lose. Obama signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act and its provision to indefinitely detain American citizens. Romney said that he would have done the same. When the Department of Homeland Security sought to create massive data-collecting and potential Privacy Act-violating “fusion centers” to collect data on American citizens, the Bush Administration applauded the effort. Later, the Administration of Barack Obama also publically supported the fusion centers. This is unfortunate for Obama not only because a recent Senate report found that the $1.4 billion security apparatus doesn’t actually make anyone safer, but also because his previous support for the prime examples of government failure takes away something for which he could ridicule Romney who — surprise! — in his role as chairman of a national task force on intelligence sharing was one of the key advocates behind creating the centers.
Of course, fusion centers aren’t the only thing that Romney created and Obama liked. But at least in discussing the Romneycare/Obamacare “model for the Nation” relationship, conservatives can take comfort in the fact that Romney has since flip-flopped his healthcare stance. The same can’t be said for his anti-liberty ideas.
Perhaps there is some hope that a Romney Administration would restructure the economy in such a way that could reverse the damage done by the previous two Presidential Administrations via war and corporate and social welfare. Most economic experts, however, advise that Americans not hold their breath. Propping a nation up with either warfare or welfare paid for via extortion is fundamentally flawed economic policy; neither Obama nor Romney are willing to admit this for fear of alienating plutocrat handlers.
The media are aware of all of the similarities between Romney and Obama, and you are, too. But, who wants to admit that he is going to vote for a guy that he doesn’t like in November because there’s no other choice? Who wants to admit that his country is owned and controlled by special interests? Who wants to admit that there are alternatives to the two guys on stage last night, but that because they are told so, the alternatives can never have a chance?
It’s far more comfortable to pretend that the Presidential election is about race, homosexuality or poverty than the evitable coming collapse of the United States as Americans know it today. That’s why this week, mainstream media have been embroiled in a massive debate about how black Obama could be after the election.
But, until Americans admit the uncomfortable fact that the country is broken and that fixing it will require something more from the citizenry than passive Presidential politics, nothing is ever going to change. The only real polarization in America today is that between patriot and plutocrat, and there were no patriots on stage at last night’s debate. Hopefully, after the next four painful years, 2016 won’t be too late for a patriot to make it to the stage.