Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Fuck your hope. Let's get Real.


Disclaimer: Ah. Today's political campaigns are basically just tit-for-tat bullshit that have little to do with qualifications or potential for leadership. If one campaign sends more mail to you, or buys more ad time, that candidate is likely to win. I'm an Obama supporter, so take what I say with appropriate grain of salt.

Je-sus Christ. Am I really hearing Hillary's campaign trying to stomp out the hope and desires of young people? She's losing. I get it. She's going to try anything to get back in this thing. But c'mon, busting out the idealist vs. realist argument lets me know exactly what kind of President she would be...check this new line of attack:

Speaking at Hunter College in Manhattan on Wednesday morning, Mrs. Clinton said Mr. Obama was running on a thin resume and empty rhetoric. “It is time to get real,” she said. “To get real about how we actually win this election and get real about the challenges facing America. It’s time we moved from good words to good works, from sound bites to sound solutions.”

That's some shit that old people say to young folks..."All right, son, get your head out of the clouds. You're not going to college. Now grab your lunch pail and get to the factory." Sheez. You'd think Barck was talking about ending the Arab-Israeli conflict the way she's trying to smack him down. He's basically calling for the same thing Hillary's calling for. Only difference: he says it ten times better.

But I forgot that Hillary's the one true candidate talking about real solutions. Such as...Hillary knowing what it's like to work on the "night shift" as her new ad and messaging suggests. Growing up in Park Ridge must've been tough. I mean rich people live there now, but who knows what it was like 40 years ago...oh wait, it was full of rich "night shift" workers. And working nights to pay for Yale Law School must've been tough. (Rule of thumb: middle and working class communities don't have country clubs).

See, I don't take any candidate for office's claims to seriously. What's the point? But when you start attacking a message that's getting young people involved and hopeful about politics, I got a fucking problem with that. A big fucking problem. In fact, I'd rather hear you question Barack's blackness than try to stomp out a generation's call, hope, and desire for change. Real classy, lady.

Why don't you and your old-as-fuck supporters go fuck yourselves. Not a question.

6 comments:

Will said...

For the first time in my life, I am really proud of this internet website.

Zachary C said...

Life in the suburbs can be *alienating.*

an optimistic misanthrope said...

Dude...Will's a dick. I show off this shit all the time and I think its rad. So who cares if people have stopped takling to me or my mom has given up all hope for grandchildren....this shit is awesome.

RDukes said...

I took Will's comment as a compliment. And knowing Will, he doesn't just throw those out there.

RDukes said...

Though I will say that your posted about bait'n was a proud moment for me personally. And I think I speak for everyone on that.

an optimistic misanthrope said...

For a follow up look at this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGW38Zy4bJo&eurl=http://cgi.fark.com/cgi/fark/youtube.pl?IDLink=3436064