I’m listening to my roommate talk on the phone to one of his buddies (a pretentious, apathetic dickbag, but that’s neither here nor there) about the election.
This is what’s wrong with society today. Direct quotes from my genius roommate…
speaking about McCain picking Palin-- “they’re in a strong position right now, and I really don’t see any way out of it, because THE MEDIA’S NOT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT”
“If Mccain wins this election I only see two ways for things to go: America falls, or we take it back by force”
“we can’t do anything about it, because the republicans are lying through their teeth about everything”
Ok, now, leaving aside the fact that I’m going to vote against Obama, this sort of thing absolutely enrages me. First, the demand that the media should do anything (in the sense of active opposition and/or smearing), as unmistakenly advocated by my roommate over the phone, is retarded. The media should report facts and stories. It should not “do anything about” any candidate running. That’s ridiculous.
Secondly, the idea that we should defeat the entire idea of democracy simply because the candidate we don’t like is elected is retarded beyond all measure. I can’t even believe I heard him say that. I mean, that just blows my mind. What kind of thinking IS this??
Finally, both parties are sliming around. Obama’s letting the unofficials take care of most of the work, and McCain’s doing it with his campaign. I don’t think either party here is blameless.
Ok, rant over. I had to get that off my chest. I consider myself a reasonable man, but some things just really get on my nerves. I’m too tired to really go at it, but I can’t believe these are the kinds of people voting.