The International Writers Magazine: MItch Bytes Back
Mitch climbs aboard
blue shirts and red ties these days. Back on the Bush bandwagon.
If ya can't beat 'em, join 'em.
Now that the election's over I'm determined to be a uniter, not
a divider. Gotta suck it up four more years for the heartland and
good ole boys from Texas. Live from the Civil War it's...
But as I move on.org,
humor me one last vent before I drift into commentary oblivion. Ya see
it all started the other nite at 3AM when I caught a glimpse of the
latest ABC/CNN/Gallup exit poll telling me the main criteria people
used to vote for President Bush was based on "moral values".
Losing it momentarily, Republican red flashed before my very eyes while
in the same vain I thanked god for letting me reside in Bluesville PA,
one of the few Kerry narrow victories.
Didn't seem to matter to the NASCAR "moral value" majority
that gas is sky-rocketing over 2 dollars a gallon, jobs are few and
far between, deficit is out the wazoo, healthcare's unaffordable for
over 40 million Americans, war rages on in Iraq with no end in sight,
terrorism threatens the homeland daily... No my friends, that was all
put on the back burner of the booth for the pressing "moral values"
issues of (I'm guessing) abortion, stem cells, gay marriage, gun control,
conservative Supreme court justices, cornhusking...Did I mention the
horrific frivolous lawsuits, where attorneys like Edwards actually try
to win money for families that have suffered unconscionable losses,
damages, and mental anguish due to incompetent physicians/hospitals?
That's right, "moral values" was the key determining factor,
ironically spewing from the same bible belt folk that not more than
50 years ago sterotypically used to hang Jews and blacks if they had
nothing better to do on a Saturday night, practiced incest on a regular
basis, and beat the hell (I mean heck) out of their wives for fun after
a couple dozen brews at the friendly neighborhood bar.
Mind boggling to think about all the intensely critical issues we face
in this time of international crisis and "moral values" surfaces
to the top of the charts. Were we electing a preacher or a president?
What happened to the old founding fathers church separate from state
ideology? Bet the ranch in Montana that Reverend Falwell and Pat Robertson
will crush any newcomers in '08. Bring 'em on boys.
And did I miss something or does John Kerry hang out with Larry Flynt,
Howard Stern and Caligula combined? Don't Catholics have any "moral
values" anymore? Or does god set aside all the crucial judgements
for the fanatic born again christian brigade that hates anyone that's
not a born again zealot like themselves. Not gonna equate it with the
Aryan philosophy, but it's tempting.
In the end guess it's just as well Kerry lost. He'll get along fine
retiring with his billions back to his Senate seat. Maybe he can finally
vote on something now that he has time on his hands. Not to mention
I'm sure Teresa would have said something stupid anyway.
She reminds me of a modern day Billy Carter in drag, but not as sexy.
She would have started WWIII with one of her biting off the cuff remarks
at the state dinner with the Chinese ambassador or make fun of how Iraqi
women are treated in this day and age of independence or maybe thrown
paint on Putin's sable vest. Oyvey, leave it to Terri.
So yeah, starting to think straight "C"'s at Yale really isn't
that bad, not bad at all. And look on the bright side, whole grain carbs
will be chic again with pork belly jam. Dare I say it's a great time
to invest in Wal-Mart, not to mention our friends at Halliburton. Put
vacationing in Tuscaloosa rather than St. Bart's on the list of do's,
too. Save a ton of money.
No wonder we had the biggest turnout since 1960, way back when what's
his name was elected President.
Are you kidding, Kennedy would have never stood a chance today. Please,
JFK vs GWB....No brainer.
You do the electoral math, Einstein.
© Barry Mitchell - November 16th 2004
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