Thursday, November 4, 2010

Yeah, That'll Solve Everything...

Facepalm-inducing headline of the day: Exit poll: Nearly a third of gays voted for GOP.

That one headline right there contains a great chunk of all the ignorant shit I have to put up with from people who are supposed to be my allies on a daily basis.

And homosexual people voting for the party that wants to take away what equal rights we've gained because the party that has endorsed those ones we have hasn't gotten around to endorsing the rest of the equal rights fast enough for them, is just one iteration of this shit. If it's not that, it's so-called progressives opposing an actual shot at health care reform because the bill doesn't contain every single thing they want, thus threatening to kill reforming health care for probably another fifteen years. And if it isn't that, it's the PUMAs who threatened to vote for John McCain or a third-party candidate because Barack Obama won the Democratic nomination in 2008 and Hillary Clinton didn't.

When it comes to those of us on the Left, Walt Kelly said it best through his comic strip character Pogo Possum: We have met the enemy, and he is us. The circumstances in that particular strip were different from the ones I'm complaining about, but the basic idea behind them is the same for both.

I've said it before, I'll say it again: it ain't easy being me...

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