Mulling over the recent U.S. elections in my usual staid fashion, it occurred to me to wonder: just what is up with these lObamatized Obamaniacs and their irritating Facebook statuses?
As a person of the world, I wrestle with these weighty questions but I just can’t seem to get it. I mean to say, what qualifications do you hear people touting in support of their candidate other than the fact that he’s (half-) black and an admittedly extraordinary orator? What policy matters do you hear them bandying about other than the offensively vague bromides of "change" and "hope"?
If people would stop endowing Barack Obama with superhuman qualities I might possibly like him better, but as it stands, to me he's just some puffed up politician with way more disturbing personal associations than most, and fewer real qualifications.
And now, not only do we have to endure four years of possibly the least patriotic and most socialist president ever, but (maybe even worse) we have to contend with his legions of smug, self-righteous, self-satisfied, condescendingly loathsome supporters. Like we should be grateful that now that America has voted for a president who enjoys their approval they can welcome her back into the fold. Well bugger off is what I say (although to those of you not reading this over a family computer, I say it in a somewhat more profane fashion). People all over the world loved Bill Clinton (many even right there in the Oval Office under his desk), and where did it get us? 9/11 and a slew of attacks at home and abroad from which we were in a weaker shape to defend, thanks largely to his policies.
If you look on right-wing blogs, you will see among all the disappointment the classy sentiment "Country First" - they didn't vote for the man as president but they still pledge him their support. Unsurprisingly, you never heard this from lefties when Bush was elected. Quite the contrary. If half the people who said they would had upped and left to Canada we'd have had to annex Alaska to accommodate them (although familiar as I am now with its current governor, I wouldn’t fancy our chances). Oh yes, that's true love of country for you, a willingness to defend and uphold the West and its freedoms. Those smug, sanctimonious, hypocritical bastards are the same ones posting their inane statuses on Facebook and announcing their "ecstasy" like they've just joined some rotten little cult, which is now that I come to think of it probably a more accurate description of the facts. Like they actually give a damn about their country and its values. Oh yes, I'm bitter. Call me in four years and maybe I'll be over it.