Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Political nonsense

I'm having a tough week with the blogging. Call it post angry lesbian distress disorder, but I haven't really been able to do much for the last few days. I need a remedy.

In the meantime, here's a quote from Jay Rockefeller succinctly explaining why I won't vote for Hillary Clinton. Even if she somehow manages to land the nomination, I just won't do it. I'll sit out or I'll do what I threatened and throw a vote at Nader.

Rockefeller said, "you don't get elected president if people don't like you. You can know everything there is to know about health care or global warming but you have to make that connection. It's not rocket science. You have to like the person to vote for them."

That's the truth. I am in awe of her abilities, but I just don't like her. She can wield language like a garrote, which I can respect, be amused by, but will never love. No doubt, she's sharp and brilliant, but she comes off as personable as newly minted barbed wire. I can't vote for that. I'm not comfortable choosing to be led by someone I don't like or trust. I can't vote for that even as a vote for the lesser evil.

Rockefeller's right.


Anonymous said...

This is the sad state of affairs for most "emotional" Americans, and why we're going down the tubes as far as choices for candidates.

We would rather vote for a "medicine man", a lying crook with charisma instead of an "asshole"... even if he (or she's) a BRILLIANT asshole.

I myself made an observation many years ago: If he's TOO nice... if he seem too good to be true... if he acts like a great guy that never has a bad day... RUN! DONT TRUST him as far as you can throw him! Charismatic people always have something to hide: either they're incompetent, or crooked, or both. (Of course, there IS one other option: they know a good ride when they see one and they'll ride it out with all the prestige and power and come out the other side unscathed. But did they actually DO anything? NO!)

Any idiot will tell you that the ONLY successful salesmen, whether it be cars, refrigerators, or Presidental nominees ARE ALWAYS SMILING PEOPLE WHO ARE SO SICKENLY NICE THAT YOU CANT HELP TO BUY WHAT THEY'RE SELLING. Ever see an asshole sell a car or a couch? NO!

If ANY person remembers my name the first time they hear it, and then calls me by name 6 months later, I'm always suspicious. Because that guy will usually try to sell me something at some point.

The moral of this story is that MOST Americans vote for touchy-feely-smily-friendly people even if they're morons, instead of looking past the sour face of a genius.

(And by the way.. Hilliary is no genius, but neither are any of the others in the way I mean. Genius to me is not only being BOOK SMART, but also COMMON SENSE SMART. One without the other is a total loss. And THAT"S exactly what we've been missing for a long time now in this very corrupt process we've evolved into.

My rule is to always give the "asshole" more serious examination than the charismatic smiley face. Because charismatic people always have something to hide underneath that charisma.

Anonymous said...

I can't ignore my gut feeling and vote for Hilary. I want to like her, want to believe that she'd be good for this country, but I can't. I can't explain why I have such a visceral reaction to her, but I can't ignore it and don't believe I -- or all those others who are obviously feeling it, too -- should ignore it.

primalscreamx said...

That's kind of the point, actually. I've been hearing it for a while. The stakes are too high, they say.
The stakes are always high, but those of us who don't usually vote for the Republicans shouldn't feel like we have to vote for whatever candidate the opposition puts forward.
That's just herding us like sheep.