Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I don't really want to get into politics here. However, something I keep hearing on the news has caught my attention.

Recently, Hilary Clinton and the media have been attaking Barack Obama over some remarks he made at some convention or meeting or something. I didn't hear the remarks. I haven't read them either. I just keep hearing the term "elitist" used as an insult to describe what he said.

It seems that I'm in the minority here, but my ideal presidential candidate would be an elitist. When did being elite become an insult? I want a presidential candidate that cuts through all the bullshit and just tells the world, "You know what? I am smarter than you people, and I'm better educated. Not only do I think I'm better than you, but I KNOW I am."

I'm sick of all the kissing babies and being political correct. I'm sick of every fucking presidential candidate trying to prove to the gun-toting, bambi-hunting, macho men that are prevalent in certain parts of our country that they too love to hunt. Just once would I love to hear a presidential candidate tell the world, "No, I don't hunt, nor do I have any desire to. Hunting is stupid."

All the presidential candidates try to go around proving they are John Q. Everyman. I just don't understand why the public wants someone who is like an ordinary guy to run this country. Have you looked around lately? Haven't you noticed that your average person is pretty freaking stupid. To paraphrase George Carlin: There are a lot of stupid fucking people. Just think of how stupid the average person is, and realize that half of them are even dumber than that!

I'll give you another example: John McCain has always been touted as being a more liberal kind of republican (note that I said MORE liberal). He has a track record of doing his own thing and taking stances on issues that don't fall in line with the rest of the republican party. A month or so ago, I heard this huge discussion that there were worries that John McCain wasn't conservative enough to catch the republican vote, and Mike Huckabee was, instead, the most conservative republican. McCain responded to this criticism by going on a million talk shows and campaigning all over the place saying that he was, in fact, a very conservative republican, even more so than Huckabee. Then they'd argue back and forth over who was the more conservative republican.

It's this political bullshit that makes me want to puke. Just stand by who you are. Why can't McCain tell the world, "Yes, I'm a republican, but I don't always agree with my party, especially when they take moronic stances on issues?"

Of course, I know why the candidates can't do this. They have to suck up to every kind of voter out there in order to get as many votes as possible. That's all this preliminary stuff is. That's why it's freaking useless to even listen to their policies or their big ideas for this country. They're all empty promises used to lure in voters. This is why I'll always vote for the candidate that is smarter, better educated, and has a track record of making good decisions not just in politics but throughout his (or her; I don't mean to leave out Hilary) life.

Anyway... I'm done ranting about politics. That will be the extent of my foray into the political sphere.


Anonymous said...

I absolutely agree. One of the most damaging legacies of the Bush years (and there are many) is this sneering "anti-intellectual" overtone. We Americans are going to get left in the dust if we keep buying into that nonsense. Smart is good, people, and stupid is bad!!!

Anonymous said...

To paraphrase George Will:

'if elitism means very high standards then, yes, I am elitist"