For today’s post, please first watch this video, entitled “Elect a Democrat”:
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Now, this video brings up a few points and I’ll blog about how these points exemplify a few of the reasons I won’t be voting for any Democratic candidates during the upcoming elections [or any Republican for that matter].
“Bush is wack, he and Cheney made a big mistake”
No, I don’t believe nor think that the Bush-Cheney tag-team of terror government made a big mistake; rather the two men along with their fellow conspirators (on both sides of the aisle), had a plan and executed it near flawlessly. To call what these men have done over the past eight years a mistake is to decrease the severity of their crimes. Their actions were not accidental, they were planned and our current situation is not a surprise to them nor to their constituents. Honestly, if you don’t realize that Bush-Cheney had a great plan and successfully executed that plan, then you most likely don’t realize the true threat we’re in today because their plan was meant to throw up a smoke screen of ineptitude while they conspired behind the scenes to take this country and its resources from the public.
“Bush and Cheney made this country wack”
No, at least not by themselves. At the very least Bush and Cheney are criminal cowboys with no regard for the law or life or anything besides their own agenda. If this were a movie, we’d have children everywhere buying Bush Cheney action figures. Sadly, it’s not a movie; it’s real life. Our founding fathers realized that the executive branch held a lot of power and that a system of checks and balances must be implemented to prevent dictators from rising up. Well, congress pretty much either gave up or went along with the Bush-Cheney agenda instead of doing their jobs and keeping the executive branch honest and limited. Congress failed us a lot more than Bush-Cheney.
“It’s time for change, I’m even down with blacks”
Instead of an elite rich old white dude, we’ll elect an elite rich old black dude! Wow, what a change! Pigment: the pragmatic solution! Wait, can we just inject Bush with some extra pigment and he’ll be a good president?!?!?!?!The trouble with this country is simple, corporations have the rights of people but not the consequences nor responsibilities that we all share. We absolutely must remove corporate person-hood and stop supporting the Republican-Democratic corporate military marketing media-cracy we’re currently living under. A vote for Obama is a vote affirming that our current system works. It does not.
I don’t vote based on race, gender or other biological factors other than intelligence. Trust me, I’d love to see a black, female, bisexual, poor president just to say we’ve advanced this nation to the point where people do not discriminate based on these factors but that does not mean I’ll vote for someone purely to show we’re not a discriminatory country. I simply do not believe Barack Obama is the best choice for President of this country and frankly don’t trust him. His recent shift to the center might have shocked many of his supporters but it was expected by me. He’s a politician in essence chosen by the mainstream corporate media marketing complex to be their puppet and appeal to the public’s desire for an anti-Bush. Unfortunately he’s not far enough removed from mainstream corporate media marketing complex to represent real “change”.
“If these are leaders, we’re smoking crack”
True. Clinton whines about how the GOP is running roughshod over the country and should apologize instead of doing her job and ensuring congress keeps the Republican executive branch in check!
Obama meanwhile, a constitutional law scholar, recently voted to approve telecom immunity under the new FISA bill, a clear example of an ex post facto law, something distinctly prohibited by the U.S. Constitution!
So, how exactly are Obama (or Clinton) better than Bush? By not being as terrible as him? Call me an idealist but I’ll be voting for someone far separated from these Demopublican-Republocrats.
if conservatives voted for the Libertarians and liberals voted for the Greens or Naders, we’d all be much, much better off.
“Bush is a douche, elect a woman or a black man”
Oddly enough, the end of this video shows an “IMPEACH NOW” sign, while supporting Clinton and Obama who are not actively helping to impeach Bush. So we say one thing but vote another way. If that’s the case then we Americans deserve these flip-flopping elitist politicians who are looking out for themselves above the public. Until we change and demand more and better from our leaders we can’t realistically expect our situation to improve by repeatedly voting between R and D.
2 responses to “Elect a Democrat? Five Reasons This Video Confirms Why I won’t Vote Democrat (nor Republican)”
Vote for some idealist who can’t possibly win. I’m down with all you say but, I will go with the lesser of the two evils to try to get rid of the HUGE evil that has engulfed us.
I understand your logic colleen but must urge you, gently, to not vote for an evil! I voted for Kerry in ’04 (my first presidential election as a voter) under the lesser of two evils argument and came away thoroughly disappointed in the process but especially my reasoning. This year, I’ll be voting for who I think would best lead this country, not for who is less evil. It’s idealistic, yes, but at least I won’t be voting for an evil!
I now see voting for McCain or Obama as disregarding your individual say in our system and just letting the tyranny of the mainstream continue. The way to get rid of the evils in our system is not to vote for McCain or Obama but to vote for 3rd parties. If every McCain supporter voted for Bob Barr or Ron Paul and every Obama supporter voted for Ralph Nader we’d have debates surrounding the issues instead of politics and would send a true message that we won’t continue to support corrupt politicians.
In good conscience I can’t continue to support the mainstream politicians who repeatedly lead us on a roller-coaster ride to nowhere.