Chad Perrin: SOB

22 August 2008

Joe Biden? Seriously?

Filed under: Liberty — apotheon @ 11:11

Has anyone else noticed that Obama’s choice of running mate is the same guy who told John Kerry he should pick John McCain as his running mate in the 2004 election? Why did Obama pick a McCain supporter as his running mate?

I guess that kind of decision fits well with the way Obama promised he would fight tooth and nail against telco immunity, then refused to actually participate in fillibusters and, in the end, rolled over and presented his throat when it came time to vote on the matter.

Why does anyone still think Obama’s any damned good?

I think this whole “Change” thing must have arisen from a misunderstanding . . .

Reporter: “What do you offer the American people if you’re elected President?”

Obama: “Chains.”

Reporter: “Change, huh? That’s a very provocative message!”

Even if he did say “change”, though, that doesn’t amount to much. Change what? Change your underwear? Well, it’s about time you change your underwear, Capitol Hill!

I don’t want your damned chains, Obama, any more than I want McCain’s.

3 Comments

  1. Obama and Biden are both willing to make painful political compromises if they think it will advantage their cause. There were larger issues at stake than telecom immunity, and a lot of liberals had favorable opinions about McCain until fairly recently — in 2000 he looked pretty good for a Republican.

    If you don’t like it, that’s absolutely your prerogative. I find these decisions disturbing as well. Unfortunately our two party system tends to favor this kind of politician who must appeal to one voting bloc but surrender half of their positions to the other.

    This is an unstable and dangerous situation. Perhaps you would consider lending your voice to reforms such as Instant Runoff Voting. See http://instantrunoff.com.

    Comment by Anonymous — 23 August 2008 @ 05:57

  2. I think I’m going to have to write in vote for CTHULHU or Ron Paul.

    Comment by Joseph A Nagy Jr — 23 August 2008 @ 07:15

  3. Anonymous:

    This is an unstable and dangerous situation. Perhaps you would consider lending your voice to reforms such as Instant Runoff Voting.

    I actually may end up working on web and content development for a local “alternative” voting system advocacy effort — depending on how things shape up. In other words, you might say I’m already involved in trying to advance the cause of such reforms.

    Joseph:

    I think I’m going to have to write in vote for CTHULHU or Ron Paul.

    I’m trying to decide between voting for Barr, Paul, or nobody at all, in the Presidential race. Paul would be a write-in, which is basically a guaranteed loser. Barr is the first Libertarian candidate for President I remember being so unenthusiastic about. It’s just not looking like my year for Presidential candidates.

    Comment by apotheon — 23 August 2008 @ 11:10

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