Friday, November 2, 2012

Shock the Monkey!

Robb has a very apt analogy on what's going on right now WRT the election.

Other than snipe at the media for their ham-handed bias in this election, I haven't really been all that involved. I don't think this is going to be anywhere near the blowout that some people seem to think it's going to be; I don't think Romney is going to win - he's definitely not going to be outside the margin of cheat. I don't think Romney's got what it takes to go up against Chicao politics should he fail to run away with the electoral count - my prediction is that if the count is anywhere near close, we're going to see lawyers descend on every swing state within 5%. We may not know the winner for months.

And, in all honesty, it really doesn't matter. The same special interest groups that bought favor under Obama will buy favor under Romney. Obama was supposed to come into office, shun the corporate fatcats and military industrial complex, etc. and instead just installed his own versions thereof. People screamed bloody murder about Halliburton getting government contracts in Iraq because Dick Cheney used to work for them; however no one seems to mind that the company part-owned by James Biden (yes, Joe's brother) just won a $1.5 billion contract in Iraq. Yes, crony capitalism is bad, unless it's your crony capitalism.

It doesn't matter which of the two chimps chumps candidates win next Tuesday. I'll make the following predictions: Large campaign contributors will be rewarded with government contracts and/or plum assignments; government largess will be bestowed on companies that have absolutely no reason nor claim to it; and lobbyists will continue to have unfettered access to the levers of power. If Obama gets in, he's only got four years left to continue wreaking havoc - but he doesn't have to face re-election. If Romney gets in, he will have to think about re-election, but he'll also face intense scrutiny every step of the way, plus we'll start having problems with homelessness, etc. again.

I forget who made the analogy, but "choose the form of your destructor" is especially apt this election...

That is all.

6 comments:

Bubblehead Les. said...

I think it was Zercool who was responsible for "Choose the Form...", but don't hold me to it.

Robb Allen said...

I forget who made the analogy, but "choose the form of your destructor" is especially apt this election...
Probably could find the answer from the same guy you linked to in the article

azmrmacs said...

And if you want to advertise just how peeved you are at the system, you can show it with this t-shirt:
http://spin.despair.com/products/despairwear-destructor-tshirt/

ExurbanKevin said...

As someone who moved here from Canada, I wish my country had a candidate who pays as much attention to personal liberty as Mitt Romney does.

Is he all that committed to what he says re: freedom? Dunno.

Is he saying more of the right things than any other political candidate on the face of this earth?

Oh. Heck. Yes.

Mitt Romney is the WORST defender of freedom and our liberties... except for... all the rest!

Seriously, you all have no idea how great it is to live in a country that allows it's citizen their inherit right of self-defense and tries (TRIES) to pay attention to free markets and free lives

Go live in a country where you can be arrested for "human rights violations" for saying something accurate about Muslims and where the gun laws that make Massachusetts look like Arizona, then come back and tell me how it sucks to live here.

ASM826 said...

Going to vote for Gary Johnson next Tuesday. He has no chance at all, but I want to be able to say I chose someone I believed in and whose positions I could (mostly) stand behind.

Anonymous said...

Soap Box: minimized by MSM near monopoly on propaganda.

Jury Box: nullified by AG Holder and an activist judiciary.

Ballot Box: nullified by corrupt state's AGs and massive voter fraud and disenfranchisement of our military.

Cartridge Box: We'll know Wednesday morning.