First of all, when I saw the picture that was quartered and in each box was a picture of one of the Republican presidential hopefuls and right across the top was scrawled, "The Committee To Re-elect Barack Obama"
I'm not gonna lie, I laughed my ass off.
Now given the fact that this is a milblog (Actually, I'm not quite sure that's true anymore.) Most would expect me to be Republican. Why not? Most of the military is. Last I heard it was something like 90%
My personal political beliefs are a lot baser than that. I don't really even get as far as being Republican or Democrat. My political philosophy boils down to a simple fact that hasn't been proven wrong yet. My idea is as follows...
You have to be an asshole in the first place, just to even think about becoming a politician. And to actually become one you have to be an epic asshole. And then in order to be successful enough to become a contender for the highest office in the land, you have to be a colossal asshole.
However, that doesn't change the fact that we've gotta pick one of these choads, so the least we can do is pick the best of the worst, or the sweetest smelling turd if you will.
So let's run it down,
Barack Obama: Well, I always tell everyone the same thing, first of all Obamacare hasn't brought the sky down, and just so everyone knows (or remembers) when you say the President did this or did that (referring to the passage of some law or program) you sound like a fucking idiot because guess what...no laws make it to his desk without getting passed by Congress, which is controlled by...? Sorry that always bothers me. When people blame one guy for the actions of the government. Now I'm certain he's done more than his fair share of stupid shit. I just don't really want to spend any more time researching this because I found so much fun stuff for the Republicans...
Other side o' the aisle:
I don't know, nor do I care if all of that is true. I just thought it was funny. Now here's why I can't vote for this guy. I can say that its because of all the crazy shit he's done with his wives, open this, and cancer that, and whatever. Or I could say its because that wife he's got right now scares the living dog shit out of me (which would be true), but I'm not going to say any of that.
He's a sore loser. He's a grown adult (won't say man, that's a title you earn.) And when he gets stomped fair and square he gets up there and cries like a little kid. Which is what he did recently after Romney gave him a right proper spanking.
Secondly, he doesn't strike me as a fair guy. He goes on and on about all this shit with the poor and how they need to learn to work, so he's going to get them cleaning up their school so that they learn about labor and earning a check.
I'm fine with that. But the rich kids should have to do it too.
Rick Santorum: On the front page of his website he's got a "Rock the Vest" (for $100). First of all, well that's bad enough all by itself. You should probably get donkey punched for that.
But here's a quote that throws Santorum off the proverbial cliff for me.
"One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country.... Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that's okay, contraception is okay. It's not okay. It's a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be." You can check it out HERE
Got news for you Rick, contraception is a wonderful thing. Now we could argue for days about this, but the fact is it stops sex from being a life destroying event for certain people (to be read: "teenagers") Get over it, be realistic. Kids and stupid people are going to have sex, and they're going to have lots of it. Now lets not make the rest of us suffer because you're trying to lock down the religious wackos vote.
Mitt Romney: When I was a kid I got a job caddying at a country club not too far from my house. I started this when I was 10 or 11 I think. Anyway, very quickly I learned who was who and how to tell the difference.
You had two different kind of guys there (yeah, only guys. No women allowed.) those who made their money, and those who inherited their money.
Romney inherited his. He's a corporate douchenozzle.
''Corporations are people, my friend... of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People's pockets. Human beings, my friend.''
—GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney to a heckler at the Iowa State Fair who suggested that taxes should be raised on corporations to help balance the budget, Aug. 11, 2011
Anyone who believes this monkey spunk, and yeah I know its part of a Supreme Court decision from way back, but still. You believe shit like this and you certainly should not be running the entity responsible for providing for the public good. On top of which he said this,
''[Obama's stimulus program is] one of the biggest peacetime spending binges in American history.''
—Mitt Romney in April 2011, while U.S. troops were fighting wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and involved in airstrikes against Libya
Ron Paul: No chance, love the libertarian ideas but he doesn't have a shot so why bash the guy.
Now a question I've been pondering about this whole debate, about the only difference I can really ascertain is that Democrats want to tax rich people, while Republicans don't because they say they are the ones who create jobs. So every time someone brings up raising taxes the rich, or raising the taxes on investment income, or an estate tax, all of which contribute to bringing their effective tax rate all the way up to EXACTLY WHAT THE MOTHER FUCKING REST OF US PAY!!! They start throwing around words like 'socialism''redistribution' 'job creators' 'marx' 'anti-American' and they use them as weapons to bludgeon to death whoever dared to bring up taxing the living shit out of the rich.
Kiss my ass, there is no way that a guy who makes and/or has millions should pay a lower percentage than me, or you, or his secretary. Fuck all that.
I could get into a rant about taxes and what I think we should do, but that would take up too much space. Next post we'll do that. [Preview: 10% of every dollar that changes hands in any way/shape/form will be automatically deducted/confiscated by the US Government. No deductions, no loopholes, and most importantly NO IRS]
So out of this field of shit...who would you take?
Now moving on, interesting news. One of the MP companies from Illinois (not the one I'm in) is going to Afghanistan sometime in the future and they are currently looking for volunteers.
I'm thinking of going, but then I'm thinking of not. It'd be great to have another year or two of fresh material, but it'd be hell on wheels leaving my life again. Deployment cash is always nice, but then again I might get my eye shot out.
I don't know. We'll just have to see.
I love you Mom...