Thursday, August 12, 2010


You know why the Republicans are going to gain Congressional seats this November? It ain't because the Tea Party is sweeping the imagination of the nation.
It's because the real election battle, when the nation is pretty much split down the middle (as it is), is to get your side more excited than the other side, so excited that you actually get out and vote. In 2006 and 2008, Republicans, though they would never admit it, were uninspired because it was pretty obvious what 6 years of GOP control of the nation had led to. Democrats were quite aware of it also, and, by the presidential election, were all pumped to get rid of neo-conservative rule and replace it with something more sensible, or at least something more friendly to the ordinary people.
After the performance of the last two years, not only by the spineless Democrats in the capital, but also the thoroughly uninspiring actions of the White House, I would predict that for this election Democrats will respond with a resounding "meh", staying home in droves and handing control over to Republicans any place where the contest is close. After all, when a vote for a Democrat is so watered down by that side's kowtowing to the (currently) minority party, why bother?
Pushing the "D" button may be the lesser of two evils, but it doesnt seem to be very much less. If the only difference when someone shoots you is the size of the bullet, does it really matter who you choose to pull the trigger? When the outcome is practically the same anyway, why go to the effort of voting.

Oh, and for the record, let me also say, Fuck you, Robert Gibbs.

addendum: I'm not the only one who thinks this way, only they think it with more detail to back themselves up. (via)

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