Tuesday, April 01, 2008

People With Better Things To Do

I remember posting last year when many were still cluelessly waiting for Al Gore to announce his candidacy that he is totally over us. Naturally my message did not get out there since now the same folks are cluelessly waiting for Gore to resolve the Democratic nomination. Hear this: ain't gonna happen. You'll be lucky if Gore even tells you who he's going to vote for because my bet is he won't.

People, get a clue, we, the American people, threw this guy out with the garbage and we are about to do same once again to another, possibly even more outstanding, candidate. Gore is sitting back laughing his ass off at us and rightly so. Exactly why in the hell does anyone believe Gore is going to take time and energy away from doing what he wants to do to attempt to save fools from themselves???

Following that train of thought I'm not at all worried for the future of Barack Obama. Worried about the future of the rest of us, yes, Sen. Obama, no. Gore and Obama are both great examples of People With Better Things To Do. Actually I'd include Bill Richardson in that group. All have a great deal to offer and all took the time to offer up their service but when rejected these are not people ala McCan't or Clinton who live only for the day they can be King of the Mountain. They are all people who will move on, do great things and simply shake their heads at the rest of us. They don't need us and they are not going to spend their lives trying to convince us that we need them, it's a one-shot, take it or leave it offer.

Gore can't very well say it but I can: we, the American voters, are too stupid to find our assholes in the dark with a flashlight. So there it is, Gore is not going to jump back on his white horse to solve the current dilemma because frankly Scarlett, he no longer gives a damn what we do.

Edwards will do what Edwards has always done, straddle the fence until he feels one choice or the other is "safe" for his political future. If that choice turns out to be wrong he'll offer up another of his now famous mea culpas. Repeat after me: never had a backbone and never will. The only truly smart thing the man ever did was marry Elizabeth. If you doubt that, watch
what happens when she's gone.

The whole "Clinton needs to stop" thing? Count me out, let her run it right into the ground because I'm having my own "frankly Scarlett" moment. She could not run anything into the ground without the help of her supporters so if we are stupid enough to nominate her then we most certainly deserve to get exactly what we'll get. Let the chips fall where they may. If we had ever really wanted better government and better leaders we'd have them.

Nations always end up with exactly the leaders they deserve and that includes the good old US of A.


R J Adams said...

What's this, the death of hope?

I'd rather the American people could decide between Clinton and Obama, rather than undemocratic super-delegates. At least, then, we could really turn round and say, "Well, you got what you deserved?"

Incidentally, NBC announced tonight that Obama had won Texas, after some long, convoluted, caucus I didn't even know was going on. Honestly, the voting system in this country belongs in Alice and Wonderland World!

Anonymous said...

I did enjoy seeing Al and Tipper Gore on 60 Minutes on Sunday evening. They are so over the stupid politics that held them down in the past.

I'm not giving up on Obama. I loved Star Wars too.

Not Your Mama said...

Haven't completely given up, it's more like a toss up at the moment with places like PA, WVA, and Indiana coming up. Doesn't exactly make me feel inspired.

Better half is more hopeful than I am but then he has more faith in people than I do, hope he's right.

Vigilante said...

I agree with you, Mama, about what you say about both Barry and Al: both were over-qualified to serve as POTUS. (Oops! Did I say "both were"). Gore didn't fail the test; our once-great America failed. Now, eight years later, our nation faces the same test, but this time the stakes should be clearer and stand in much greater relief. I am not optimistic. At this point, Clinton is (the Clintons are) a much more formidable obstacle than McCain, even if she facilitates his eventual victory.

konagod said...

Honestly, as much as I love Gore, I'd actually be extremely disappointed on some level if he does what so many are speculating he might.

Americans need to get serious about our future and stop obsessing over politics like it's some fucking sports playoff game.

Again, ain't likely to happen. And that's precisely why I have stopped giving a fuck about politics. I'll continue to rant and rail about issues but this beauty contest for the White House is a huge turn-off.

Vigilante said...

Konogod, you can be turned off by the beauty contest. That's understandable. But you should understand that you are as much a stakeholder in the outcome of this 'beauty' contest as the rest of us. That is, unless your passport is maintained and up to date.

konagod said...

Passport? Oh hell no. Ain't got one. And I don't need one to exit the country; just to return.

I didn't say I wasn't voting (like THAT counts for shit). I'm just not ranting on the blog as much as I used to. Or maybe in a different way.

I'm not even sure. It's surreal.