"Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least." - Robert Byrne
Ah, politics. You gotta love it. No, you really do. I mean the Presidential debate Monday night was the closest thing we could get to the rowdy Prime Minister Question Time in Britain's Parliament. In fact, it was billed as the showdown of the two most loathed Presidential candidates in this Nation's history. And, I think, it didn't disappoint. NO, I'm not going to crown a winner... 'cause that's just not my style. But I will spin a little snark into this democratic maelstrom.
"Politics have no relation to morals." - Niccolo Machiavelli
To him, she's Crooked Hillary. To her, he's Trumped up. And, if you're political mind is already made up in the race for the White House, Monday's first debate was nothing more than a time-killer for you. Face it, if you're a Democrat you think Hillary killed it. If you're for the GOP, you no doubt feel Trump rocked it. BUT... if you're undecided... Good luck. Fact checkers are still scrambling to make true heads or tails of all that was said. And, believe it or not, neither candidate was completely truthful. I'll pause to give you a minute to assuage your shock and catch your breath. In other news, sun found to be hot.
"A fool and his money are soon elected." - Will Rogers
And, this may shock you, too (*ahem*). Both Clinton and Trump are LOADED. We're talking millions. That's a fact. It's not political. It's not spin. It's fact. So... how can you, Mr. John and Jane Q. Public relate or identify with either one of them? I'm not saying veer off into third party land because that's just a silly waste of your vote. (It is... sure it's "symbolic" but so is an "I'm with Stupid" t-shirt). I'm just saying listen to what they're saying and how they're saying it. YOU - the undecided voter - hold the key to this election. So don't be a putz and squander it. First off, make plans to cast your vote. Next - for fuck's sake, educate yourself. Don't be a lemming who blindly follows the pretty pictures of your favorite news channel. Read up a little on each candidate - at their web site (for starters). Imagine it, an educated American voting populace?! Now imagine it riding a unicorn on the back of the Lock Ness monster -- 'cause that shit's always gonna be a dream. *sigh* I'm Tastefully Sarcastic, and I approved this message. - MO