Besides to congratulate Barack Obama for finally putting an end to the longest primary season ever, and to ponder on whether our country has actually come far enough that the clearly superior Obama might actually be elected, over the man who would usually be the clear favorite, I've really got very little to talk about. True, this is a huge step for America, a movement toward equality the likes of which we've never seen before. And it could open the door for a flood of opportunities for similar equalization, for women, for gays and lesbians, and for a whole host of others.
Not only that, but Obama will pull our nation out of the downward spiral in which it has been since before that war started, the unnecessary one in Iraq that has taken 4,000 young American men and women from their families and their lives forever, not to mention more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians as well.
The first amendment to our Constitution allows us to speak out against anyone we choose, including our government, when we feel the need to protest. I chose to do so in the beginning days of the Iraq War, as did Mr. Obama from his unfortunately inconsequential-at-the-time seat in the Illinois Senate. The people in power did not, the people to whom we gave our confidence in votes, and for that reason our nation is in a shitty, shitty place.
Nothing, and I mean nothing, is better now than it was eight years ago for this country, and that's because we've had a bumbling fucking idiot in the White House for the last seven and a half years. And the man whom he has endorsed, John McCain, will only keep us on this same path to...well, fuck, I don't know where it goes, but it's not where we want to be.
Forget about your cornerstone issue, whether it's abortion, gay marriage, the economy, global warming, or whatever. Take a good, long look at the state of our nation on every level that you can imagine. And try to imagine what will happen to our troops, our gays, our single mothers, our students, our car-drivers, our food consumers, our workers - fuck, everybody - if we have to put up with four more years of this bullshit from John McCain instead of George W. Bush.
My mantra for this coming general election, which I encourage others to adopt as their own, is that if you're voting for John McCain, you'd better have a fucking brilliant explanation as to why.
Progress has been made, and it's time to run with that progress.
See, I knew I had something to talk about.