Sep 7, 2008

John McCan't

For (mostly) entertainment purposes I tuned in with a majority of the other suckers in America to watch John McCain deliver his acceptance speech during the republican national convention.
What was clearly a total snoozer right from the start eventually transgressed into a second-class spectacle of overzealous, uninformed, American ignorance and outlined a bleak and distant light for the future hopes of western civilization.
Okay, maybe that's going too far. But what about the republicans, haven't they gone too far? Is four more years really all the higher we can raise the bar? Is that really in our best interest and is McCain really all the republicans could muster up?
Oh but wait a minute, wait a minute, this motherfucker is a maverick, a real Washington outsider. He stands for the little people, for the fucking elevator workers! Didn’t George Bush pull that same generic shit eight years ago? And a Maverick? Seriously? Break me off a piece of that kit-kat bar, dick head.

From The Associated Press:
"Voting with George Bush 90 percent of the time isn't being a maverick, it's being the president's sidekick,"

And if it's not enough that McCain already closely resembles Bush, how about his generous gratitude for him.

From the opening of McCain's Speech:
[I'm grateful to the President for leading us in those dark days following the worst attack on American soil in our history. And I'm grateful to the 41st President and his bride of 63 years, and for their outstanding example of honorable service to our country.]
Honorable service? Let's all take just a moment to review the last eight years shall we. If McCain's perspective of Bush's two terms is a positive one, why should we expect much more from him when he's calling the shots?

For me, the most excitement to come of this over-rated right-wing douche-bag festival was how progressively pissed off I became with McCain's supporters. The raucous crowd inconsiderately caused numerous interruptions during the speech only to chant in unison "U-S-A!" "U-S-A!" "U-S-A!" and other (flag-toting "pride is now in the form of rally chants") faux-patriot bullshit.
On the topic of low standards, the most degrading moment of all happened when the crowd erupted into a rally of "drill, baby, drill" removing every shred of decency from the convention whatsoever. I would have been fucking embarrassed to have been there and they should all be ashamed. McCain attempted to ride on the coat tails of Obama's obvious theme for "change" but the republicans carelessly and shamelessly regressed back to their traditional consumptive thirsts and displayed such little interests in "Change" as they ignorantly "drill, baby, drill[ed]" themselves into a hole of conventional ideals and false pride.

The Wall Street Journal reported this:
[Environmental groups, citing a U.S. Energy Information Administration report, say that drilling won’t solve the country’s energy problems. The study found offshore drilling wouldn’t have much effect on oil and gas production or on prices before 2030.]

It just goes to show America's disgusting addiction for oil. Change isn't about getting what we think we need when we think we need it, but setting higher standards in sights of a better future. For Fuck sake!

From the Associated Press:
"The idea that John McCain represents change in Washington is as laughable as his claim that he'll take on the special interests when some of the biggest corporate lobbyists in America are running his campaign."

Here are a few things I picked out after reviewing John McCain's speech. A few things worth pointing out.

It's heavily latent with themes fighting and war. Many self-priding story's of himself and his past. John McCain claims that he “works for the people” however, a lot of his speech seemed to be about himself.

Commonly used words in his 30 minute speech:
Me - 152 times
My - 63 times
You (americans)- only 61 times
Fight - 25 times
Fought - 9 times
War - 12 times
Peace - only 5 times

“We’ll go at it over the next two months. That’s the nature of these contests”

For McCain politics isn’t much more than a contest? A fucking contest…? That’s what makes this country so great; our president is the winner of a big contest! Yea!!!

“I said I’d rather lose an election than see my country lose a war.” Again with the fucking contests! War is a loss in every thinkable way, asshole. What are you going to do, dowse the American flag with a bottle of champagne after we’ve finally mowed down every Iraqi? (A real victory!)

Yup, war is a game and politics is a contest. It’s fucking sad.

My last thought:
John McCain may possibly read teleprompted speeches with less sincerity than George Bush himself. And the saddest thing about that speech was all of the asshole McCain supporters in St. Paul who were spoon fed large doses of bullshit, ate it up and went fucking car-razzzy over it!! Simply put, the man needed to buff up on his integrity and enthusiasm and the willfully ignorant crowd needed to step the fuck off in attempt to reserve some dignity. They actually booed at the mention of Obama and the Democratic Party. They actually booed! If that was the best from the Republican Party, our country will surely be at its worst.

I think David Cross nailed it when he said, "this should be a bumper sticker... I'm an ignorant motherfucker who just watches network news and I vote."

1 comment:

fannie said...

i was listening to it while in a cab in the midst of a mini-monsoon.

did you know "eerack" is a country?