Seriously. Liberals. Stop it.

Stop saying that Obama was horrible in his debate while Paul Ryan did a good job. Paul Ryan sucked, and you know that shit. Stop saying that Biden didn’t say the word “women” more. Stop saying that his laughing and smiling were irritating. You ever wonder why democrats can’t govern as liberals? It’s because there is no satisfying you pricks. Just STFU and vote.

I refuse to apologize for my political rhetoric. This is the most important election of our lives. If democrats feel it’s more important to hit the bars and nightclubs, or attend a keg party rather than vote for their interests–we’re fucked. The young fucking morons in this Country don’t have a clue at what it means to fight. Every generation before them had to fight for their rights, and a vote for Romney/Ryan will roll back every right we have. Don’t believe me? I dare you to vote for them.

Blacks had to fight for their right just to be a fucking whole person. They had to face fire hoses and German Shepard’s when fighting for their right to sit in front of the bus. They had to fight for their right to vote. They had to fight for their right to marry a person who is of a different color. They had to fight for their right to get a level playing field to just get considered for a job or have access to higher education–affirmative action. They even had to fight for their right to own land!

Women had to fight too. Women fought for their right to vote. Women fought for their right to equal pay. Women even fought for having to decide what to do with their bodies regarding reproductive rights. Women had to fight–and are still fighting– against sexism and discrimination. Gentleman, they are not sex objects. They are our moms, sisters and aunts. Stop checking out their tits.

And we have the gays–the homosexuals–the transgendered. This is their moment now. They are fighting for their fundamental right to get married. They are fighting for their fundamental right for equality that the other minorities before them have fought and won. This is their moment now, and for a member of another minority group to not support them is absolutely fucking ridiculous. There is no other greater friend to the black community than the gays–second only to the Jewish.

Conservatives, however, never had to fight. The voters just have to give them the keys to the Government and they legislate all the things that take liberals generations to overturn. The 2012 presidential election is a big fucking deal. Every thing that people and liberals fought and died for over the past 100 years is on the line. We live our lives totally fucking clueless at all the goods things that Government contributes to make our lives better. We drink safe water. We breathe fairly clean air. The air would be cleaner if we elected more democrats, and that’s the problem. Democrats are not enthused to vote. Conservatives hate to fight for rights, but they love to vote. They love to vote so you don’t have to.

All I have to say to liberals is this. Shut the fuck up and vote. If you don’t vote, all that talk about how the economy isn’t growing fast enough won’t amount to a hill of shit when we’re in a depression twice as bad as the one in 1929. Oh, by the way, we will be living under policies created in 1929.

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Big Government Versus Small Government

Do you see the elephant in the room? You have to see the elephant in the room, right? I mean, if you can’t see it you have to be able to at least feel it. The republican party prides itself in telling their constituency that “big Government” is wrong. However, they are the biggest advocates of big Government, and that is the elephant in the room.

The republicans have been attacking the president for not doing enough to maximize employment. They have been attaching the slow economic growth around his neck. They have also been obstructing him, every step of the way, so he wouldn’t get reelected. They argue that Mitt Romney would better serve the people and the economy. They argue that Mitt Romney would create more jobs, even though he outsourced thousands of jobs in his capacity as head of Bain Capital. With that said, what is the role of the private sector?

In 2008, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele, said that Government has never created a single job. Four years later they are espousing the complete opposite. They believe that it is the job of the president to create jobs. Even though President Obama’s stimulus plan created 4.5 million jobs, that is not good enough for them. Following the logic, that means that republicans believe in big Government. But what about the private sector?

What is the role of the private sector? The republicans brag that the private sector is the engine of job creation. Once again, following the logic, who is to blame for the dismal employment numbers? President Obama? Shouldn’t the dismal numbers be attributed to the private sector? The private sector is the engine of job creation, right?

And that is the elephant in the room…

The republicans can’t attack the private sector for the dismal economy, because they are owned by the private sector. So, they have to attack the president. The president can’t attack the private sector, because he will lose their money (in the form of campaign contributions and votes). So it’s left to the job of the media. Any half-intelligent “journalist” should be able to bring this fact to the politicians that attack the president for the economy. The easiest question that should be asked is, “Why is it fair to attack the president and leaders in Congress for the lack of jobs when you believe the private sector is responsible for jobs? Isn’t the private sector to blame?”

There goes that elephant again.

It serves as an important reminder that the media is corporate. They generate revenue, in the form of advertising, from the private sector. God forbid that they actually do their job; private sector companies will pull their ads, and the media outlet sees a shrink in revenue. And you wonder why highly informed people turn to outlets such as NPR or CSPAN? For the most of us, we are left with Dogma.

I am just completely amazed that people don’t get this simple fact. I am completely amazed that liberals don’t get this fact. Every time a conservative pins the “big Government” label on a liberal–they run away. Liberals retreat to the “sensible Government” idea. Pussies!!

What is wrong with big Government? Why must we run away from that idea? The republicans are practically embracing the idea without the people even knowing it. We live in a post 9/11 America. All of the policies in effect right now are very big Government policies. These policies were enacted by President George W. Bush as a direct result of the failure of small Government principles pre 9/11. The policies in place were designed to keep the people in this nation safer. We can disagree on many of the key pieces, but the fact is that it’s the republicans that increased Government by 40%. The fact is that the democrat, Barack Obama, is continuing those very same policies. Also a fact is that we haven’t been attacked in 11 years. That is big Government at work.

Small Government is a myth, and The United States of America was not created on a premise of a myth. We are a nation of laws that are argued, legislated, drafted, signed into law, adopted and enforced by officials in the Government. We all hate speed limits, but we value life. Imagine a Country without speed limits. Imagine a Country without traffic lights. Imagine a Country that accepted lawlessness on behalf of the most truly vile, despicable, creatures of society. We build prisons to house those people, and we even are allowed to execute the ones who commit the ultimate sin–murder. We also provide education to people in the hopes that it will lead to a productive society. What is wrong with that? That doesn’t sound like small Government to me? In fact, we provide access to education to the criminals serving time in prison. We also provide three meals, provided by the taxpayer.

And you have a problem with welfare and food stamp recipients? Bitch please

I was inspired to write this piece when I heard of the death of Neil Armstrong. Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon was the direct result of John F. Kennedy’s big Government dream. It was a dream to go to the moon and back safely. Although President Kennedy wasn’t alive at the time of the moon landing, it was mission accomplished, Mr. President. Neil Armstrong didn’t seek the limelight. All of the heroes of the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs never railed against the Government for creating this massive experiment. They were working hard to make sure we beat the Soviets. At one point, we were number one. They didn’t seek a spot on a Wheaties box. They didn’t try to get a sneaker endorsement. They served the Government and they left. Many of these heroes were republicans, and I’m sure that they wouldn’t knock down the big Government dream of interstellar space travel. People of Neil Armstrong’s age are referred to as “the silent generation”. I consider them to be members of the greatest generation. What is the generation that we have now?

The Low Information Voter

I almost have to laugh at the people who brag about how America’s democratic system is the best thing since Jack Daniels sour mash whiskey. Alexander Hamilton, arguably one of the greatest founding fathers, used to get into heated fights with Thomas Jefferson over the direction in which the Country should go. Thomas Jefferson had an agrarian vision for society. A society that involved farming as a means to economic prosperity. A society that would rely on individualism versus the role of Government. Alexander Hamilton, on the other hand, had an industrial vision. Hamilton believed that manufacturing would lead to economic prosperity for this nations citizens, because not everyone has the ability to be a farmer. Jefferson didn’t like the pollution that the manufacturing environment created. I don’t have to tell you who won that argument…but not so fast. Alexander Hamilton also was a heavy believer in education. He had a fundamental believe in an educated electorate. Did he still win the argument?

I believe, one of the single-most important things in life is to vote, and it is not the right of anyone to influence how we vote. That decision is left to us, but how do we arrive at that decision?

Basically, elections work like this; It’s like voting for that person you really like on American Idol.

I wish it was that simple, but it’s not.

Elections should matter. Elections do matter…to me.

Since we live in a polarized Country–the electorate is split. However, it’s not a 50/50 split. It’s more like a 47/47 split. The electorate consists of 30-36% self-identified republicans. Add another 30-40% self-identified democrats. That will leave 18% of voters that are independents. 9% of the independents tend to lean republican, and the other 9% tend to lean democrat. Elections aren’t won by 47% of the vote, unless there is a third party candidate in the mix. For the most part, there’s one leader of both political parties that run. In order to win, one of them needs 50% of the vote. That is where the low-information voter comes in to play.

The low-information voter has a sense and duty to vote, but they don’t follow the day-to-day politics. They usually check in once every three and a half years. They are referred as the low-information voter because they tend to vote with their gut, and that is why politicians lie.

If you happen to be one of the low-information voters that tuned in to the Republican National Convention this week–you probably would have been impressed. You probably would have had a favorable opinion of Mitt Romney and many of the other speakers. They all told some pretty compelling stories, but they were just stories. And that is why you are a low-information voter.

All of the stories told during the convention were lies. In addition to spewing lies they also expressed this very selfish dialogue. If you were paying attention all they were saying was “I, I. I. Me, Myself”. There is no “I” in a family, the family that they believe are central to their values.

During the first day of the convention the party developed a platform. A platform is simply a list of values that the party believes in. Their first value is to not believe in abortion even in the case of rape and incest. You wouldn’t believe it with all the women speakers on stage professing their love for women. Loving members of their own sex is definitely NOT on their platform. If you were one of the low-information voters that bought this act then you would be the one that would by a Sham-Wow or that Flex Seal super rubber sealant.

Elections should matter. Elections do matter.

We live in an age where the average consumer spends more time researching what type of car to buy, what kind of television to buy, what kind of refrigerator to buy, what kind of computer to buy, what kind of designer suit to buy, where to go to school, what kind of neighborhood to live, what kind of friends we have, where to work and the low-information voter can’t even put in the same amount of time in choosing the leader of the free world. Gimme a fucking break.

Complain all you want about the economy, high gas prices, the high rate of unemployment. It’s all your fault.