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Frightening Video of GOP Supporters

Ok, so I encountered this video yesterday and felt compelled to post it:

The people speaking in this video are downright scary.  They also don’t appear to be that bright.  While standing in line to attend a political rally, many of them screamed at Obama supporters, telling them to “Get a Job!”  Um . . . last I checked, if you’re in line at a political rally, I would venture to guess that you, too, are not at a job.  There’s also the idiot who believes that ACORN and Obama caused the financial disaster.

Don’t get me wrong.  I’m not against conservatives.  I totally respect people who believe that government should play a limited role and that capitalism should be permitted to run wild (with the corresponding belief that the economy will always correct itself without intervention).  I get that.  But these people in the video are not conservatives.  They are looney tunes.  They are a disgrace to the Republican party and the ideals that it supposedly stands for.

And another related point — apparently millions of people in America are under the mistaken assumption that Obama is a Muslim.  First of all, so what?  Have American ideals of civil liberties and freedom of religion so eroded that Muslims cannot be in positions of leadership?  Last I checked, the overwhelming majority of Muslims in this world are peaceful individuals who equally detest the extremists who have blasphemized an otherwise peaceful religion.  So, even if Obama were Muslim, I’m cool with that.  In no way should that be a dealbreaker.  If it was a dealbreaker, then apparently Britney Spears is more qualified to be President than Obama.  If you think that, I can’t help you.

And second of all, he’s not a Muslim.  Dude grew up in a Christian household.  His name may not be as easy to pronounce as George Bush, but in my opinion, any difference from Dubya is a good difference.  Seriously, if Obama’s answer to boxers or briefs was different than Dubya’s answers, that’s another point in the Obama camp.

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The Reverse Bradley Effect

The hubby has a theory that I believe carries some serious weight in this year’s election.  No one can doubt that this year’s election is historic in many ways — including the nomination of an African-American candidate by a major political party.  However, as a matter of historical politics, Obama faces a somewhat uphill battle based on what has been dubbed the “Bradley Effect.”  In a nutshell, the Bradley Effect is a term used to describe the discrepancy between polling numbers and actual election results when a black candidate faces a white candidate in an election.  The Bradley Effect is named after a California gubernatorial election in which black candidate Tom Bradley enjoyed a lead in pre-election polling and in exit polls — but ultimately lost the election to white candidate George Deukmejian.

Sociologists and other researchers have attributed the Bradley Effect to basic racism — when actually voting, an individual’s racist beliefs and tendencies will overcome any prior public statements of support.  Thus, with respect to this election, many believe that the Bradley Effect can lead to an inflation of Obama’s poll numbers by approximately 6%.  Coupled with standard polling errors, and Obama could in fact be trailing in the race for the presidency.

However, the hubby has hypothesized that the stupidity of Dubya (and his potential successor in stupidity, Sarah Palin) will lead to a reverse Bradley Effect.  We all know that it boils down to electoral votes (as Al Gore knows too well).  But looking purely at the voting numbers, the hubby thinks that the reverse Bradley Effect will lead to Obama trouncing Johnny Mac in the general election.  In other words, if Obama has a 5% lead in pre-election polling, he’ll actually demolish Johnny Mac by 10%, demoralizing Johnny Mac and his dumbass running mate.

How does this happen, you ask?  Well, the idea is that there are a ton of people in America who are overtly racist but want to vote for Obama.  They are sick of eating the diarrhea pie baked by Dubya and view Obama as an individual who, despite his “blackness,” is good for the country.  But to folks in the neighborhood, these individuals would never publicly proclaim support for a black man.  So to pollsters, the answer is expectedly McCain.  But in the private confines of the voting booth, these Confederate flag waving, life-long conservatives with a penchant for the KKK and disdain for the black man, will ultimately vote for Obama.  Because another four years of swallowing diarrhea pie just does not sound appetizing.

And if anyone finds out, blame it on the chad.  Damn chad.

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Register to Vote — And Thoughts on Liberal Racism

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!

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