Thursday, May 29, 2008

Candidate '08?

I have made a concerted and disciplined effort to not comment on the Presidential primary races. I have followed it obsessively, however, and have only been prodded to comment by today's big headline of the publication of Scott McClellen's tell-all "expose" of the lies that the Bush Administration fed to the American people in order to advance their agenda in Iraq.

Now, Obama has already commented on his willingness to open an investigation onto potential criminality and wrongdoing on the part of Dubya and his evil-hick-cabal if elected President. However, we have to take that with a massive grain of salt because in the same breath that he speaks of justice, he utterly pussies out on impeachment (a power that he has RIGHT NOW as a member of the Senate).

"You know, I often get questions about impeachment at town hall meetings and I've said that is not something I think would be fruitful to pursue because I think that impeachment is something that should be reserved for exceptional circumstances," Obama was quoted in mid-April.

I just have to say that this is why Democrats lose: starting a war on false pretenses and approving torture is not exceptional enough for Democrats, getting a hummer from an intern was enough for Republicans to dismantle the most popular Presidency in recent history. This is because Republicans play for keeps and Democrats have no balls. It is this essential lack of balls, and the lack of will to play hard-ball against their political enemies that makes the Democratic Party a shaky bet on the best election day.

However, we must take heart, because there is the chance that Obama is merely dancing the "election trail" shuffle. I think he means what he says when he suggests that no one is above the law. And I know in my heart that he feels no kinship or sense of loyalty to these scum who have befouled the White House for the last seven and a half years. Could he prosecute them successfully? Would they pay to have him murdered the way their fathers did with Kennedy? Would the VP silently give the conspirators a nudge and wink, in order to pursue their own agenda the way LBJ did?

Clinton's recent mentioning of RFK's assassination should have been enough to discount her from any VP consideration, not to mention the baggage (political, emotional, and legal) that Hillary brings in tow. Yet, there are still some who insist that this Obama-Clinton "dream ticket" is the only way that the Democrats can unite to defeat the Republicans. When 57% of Clinton's supporters say they will not vote for Obama, it would seem that the Democrats have found a way to lose it again, before the real game has even begun.

With that said, Obama's comments regarding a willingness to investigate and prosecute has met its mark with me. It will likely not be quite as lively as the reinstituting of the guillotine fantasies that I indulge so often when I read the news and despair, but it is probably enough to make me want to stay in the country another four years just to get front row seats on the show-trials and public humiliation that these evil fucking fuckers--Dubya, Cheney, Rumsfeld, all of them--deserve.

So there it is. I'm going to vote.

Obamarama '08!


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