Nuggets of Wisdom

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Obama Wins (And Nothing Has Changed!)

Well, the American people have spoken, and they have opted to give our stimulus-spending, Wall Street-bailing, healthcare-mandating, drug-busting, wire-tapping, whistleblower-prosecuting, drone-striking, kill-list keeping, American citizen-assassinating, and indefinite detention-signing president another four years.

Obama has the White House, Democrats have the Senate, and Republicans have the House. In other words, everything after Election Day is exactly as it was before Election Day. Congratulations, America, for maintaining the status quo.

If anyone was truly surprised by this outcome, don’t be. Romney had a snowball’s chance in hell of becoming president. If he couldn’t get support from his own base, how the hell was he going to get support from the rest of America?

And it was a good thing Romney lost. As much as I hate the “lesser of two evils” argument, Obama truly was the lesser of two evils here. Consider all the bad policies Obama has enacted: the extension of the PATRIOT Act, the bank and auto bailouts, the increased crackdown on whistleblowers and marijuana users, the increased drone strikes, his secret kill list, his assassination of two American citizens, and of course, his worst offense, the indefinite detention provision within the NDAA 2012. All of these civil rights violations are bad enough under Obama, but under Romney, they would have increased and intensified by two-fold. Obama may be bad with domestic and foreign policy, but Romney would have been worst,much worst--far worst!

But the lesser of two evils is still evil. Obama may be less evil than Romney, but he’s still pretty effing evil. He announced that "The best is yet to come," which loosely translates to even more of the same: same crony capitalism, same excessive spending and taxes, same socialized medicine, same restriction of our civil liberties, same blowback-inducing foreign policy, and the same increase of the warfare/welfare/police/surveillance/nanny state.

So to quote Morrikau: “It’s a good thing that Romney lost the election, but it’s too bad Obama won.