For much of the country, today is the last day to register to vote for this year’s Presidential Election. So if you haven’t registered, shame on you and get your ass out there today!
Progressives and liberals (whatever you’d like to call yourself) have united this year with a singular goal — to oust the politics of stupidity and to replace it with the politics of prudence and respect. However, there is one aspect to this year’s election that threatens to split apart the unity among progressives and hinder our efforts. And that, my friends, is racism. Yes, I’ve realized that many Democrats, while desiring an egalitarian society, are ultimately racist. The idea of voting for a black person is simply outrageous and generates deep-seeded feelings of distrust and perhaps some visions of lynching. I won’t provide any names, but many life-long Democrats have expressed their racist tendencies, albeit not overtly. Here are some phrases that are essentially code for, “I’m kinda racist.” Ask a life-long Democrat who they’re voting for, and if any of the following come up, an “uh oh” is in order:
1. “I’m thinking about the issues.”
2. “I’m not sure about Barack Obama’s experience.”
3. “Obama’s association with Reverend Wright is troubling.”
4. “McCain isn’t that much of a Republican.”
5. “Sarah Palin is not that stupid.”
In order to ensure that these otherwise life-long Democrats take the road to change, I suggest some mild encouragement along these lines — I’m a lawyer, so let’s use some basic logic.
1. You have voted against Republicans 100% of the time.
2. You like white people.
3. Barack Obama is 50% white.
4. You can’t vote Republican, so I guess you’ll have to vote for the 50% of Obama that’s white.
Do that, my friends, and November 4 will be a glorious day!