Monday, March 10, 2008

Why, you’d almost think this election actually means something

Dear Obamaniacs and Clintonistas:

Shut the fuck up. Or, as the inestimable Wolcott puts it, spare me the rhetorical emo.

Your choice for president is going to either (a) win or (b) lose. And life in the United States will go on, albeit with higher gas prices, higher oil costs, more housing foreclosures, lower real estate prices, a lower dollar, and fewer jobs.

There will be no universal healthcare.

There will be no comprehensive integrated national mass transit system.

There will be no comprehensive integrated energy policy incorporating fossil-based and renewable energy sources.

There will be no comprehensive integrated employment and job training programs.

There will be no comprehensive integrated immigration policy.

There will be no revisions to NAFTA.

There will be no ratification of the Kyoto Protocol.

There will be no signing (re-signing, actually) of the International Criminal Court treaty.

There will be no capture and prosecution of Osama bin Laden.

There will be no closing down of Gitmo, unless the Cuban government (Castro or post-Castro) finally breaks the US lease of Guantanamo.

There will be no quick end to the illegal US occupation of Iraq.

And I’m a reasonably optimistic person!

I say all this because it’s going to take a lot more work and a lot more effort than just electing Clinton or Obama to achieve these things -- and most of you people are already exhausted just from insulting each other’s candidate.


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