Suspend the bullshit.

November 2, 2008

Here’s what I heard spoken today between a 14 year old girl and an adult at a public library this morning:

Girl: I’ll be glad when Election Day is over, but I’m really scared.

Adult: Why?

Girl:  I’m really scared about Obama getting elected.

Adult:  What’s so scary about that?

Girl:  Well, because if he gets to be president, he’ll suspend the Constitution.

I swear on my life I am not making this up. 

I had to try so desperately to keep from not only opening my mouth and causing a scene in a public place, but from actually striking this girl in the face.

Of course, I can’t believe that she actually came to this absurd conclusion on her own.  She’s obviously just repeating what her parents’ have been saying.  But what is crazy is to think that someone actually came UP with this shit.  My feelings about Obama aside – how do these bomb-shelter-in-my-backyard wackos actually dream this shit up?  Have they lapsed in the war on drugs, partaken of said chemicals, and dreamed of a dystopia where a Democratic president is somehow endowed with a power to do something as Earth-shattering as suspend the fucking Constitution?  Obviously these talk-radio junkies didn’t do their homework before they started spreading this kind of bullshit around.  Do you have any idea what would actually take to suspend the Constitution?  Not only would you have to have all branches of government involved, but there would have to be a mandate sent all the way down and enforced through local law enforcement.  These conservative wackos are just grasping at straws because their old fuddy duddy and his Barbie doll running mate are lagging behind in polls and they’ll spread any lies they can just to smear the black guy.  (Oh, and I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t give 2 shits about the aunt’s immigration status.)

There’s definitely something in the water at this girl’s house.  I just hope the aquifer ain’t too deep.

4 Responses to “Suspend the bullshit.”

  1. seev78 Says:

    Yah, this is incredible, Minds. I laughed out loud at this phrase of yours: “..grasping at straws because their old fuddy duddy and his Barbie doll running mate are lagging behind in polls…” “Barbie doll” sure is apt! But yes, it is damn scary. Racism does run deep in this country still, plus the Republicans have no real leaders now, just right-wing wackos for leaders. It’s bad for the country to have such a fascist party as one of the two major ones. I was reading today that the Republican senators predicted to lose are all relative moderate ones, so if that happens the Repugs become even more wacko. It’s not good.

  2. mindserased Says:

    It’s true, seev, to have these wackos with so much power and influence in this country as one of the top 2 political parties. It would be great to see a real change to ballot access laws in this country, to help third parties get some semblance of equal access, and in turn to be able to offer more choices to voters, which would hopefully encourage even higher voter turn-out for primaries and general elections. I still think, though, that in addition to all of that fresh blood, there needs to be a NOTA option on every ticket. A true voice of dissent. Of course, this will never happen, but I really believe these 2 things would bring many more folks out of their complacency and their apathy and into the voting booth. But what the hell do I know? I’m a wacko leftist registered Green. Heh.

  3. seev78 Says:

    Good thoughts, Minds! You’d agree we need a runoff type system like they have now in many countries? That’s what we need here, and third parties, and fourth ones!, would automatically be helped. There might even be a chance of getting such a system in this country. Has it been tried in some states? Yes, it might be an interesting option too to have a NOTA, which would send a message.

    Yer a wacko leftist registered Green, Minds? Hey, you forgot to add atheist on the end!
    😉 🙂

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