Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Designing Palin

I don't hide my hatred for the Republican Party, there's certainly no questioning that, but I don't hate them just because it's fun. I honestly believe that the Republican Party is a malignant tumor that is slowly and painfully killing the United States of America. Don't get me wrong, I'm not overly fond of the Democratic Party either, but I feel like there is some good left there and they haven't been destroyed from within like the Neocons did to Republicans.

The biggest problem with the Neocon Republican Party is that it's no longer about issues, but rather about keeping the political structure of the nation in a state of permanent campaigning. The Republicans can't govern, they don't want to govern, they run on a platform that says government doesn't work (which as I've joked before, it doesn't work when they're in charge), but they do know how to campaign. Until Barack Obama put together the most impressive ground game in campaign history, Democrats almost always were out-campaigned by Republicans. But when you have no agenda other than to retain power and control people, it's no wonder why the country has gone to shit after eight years of George Bush, seven of those with Republican control of the House and Senate.

With their disgusting claws being pryed off the levers of power, Republicans are growing desperate and have resorted to these sleazy attacks and smears. It's not surprising, I'm just stating the fact in order to get to my point - as these attacks fail in the age of YouTube, the Republicans become more and more transparent and they're now exposed as the no good hypocrites that they are.

This is the party that attacked John Kerry as an elitist, mocked John Edwards' $400 haircut and called Barack Obama an empty celebrity. Yeah, the Republicans love to paint themselves as Joe Sixpack, Hockey Moms, just your average blue collar guy that loves 'Merica and wants to take out 'dem 'terrists! Well, if the Republicans are just like every other average guy out there, then why are they spending $150,000 on Sarah Palin's wardrobe? Let's keep in mind, the average American family of four takes in less than $50,000 per year, and the RNC is spending triple that on the clothes that Palin has worn in her short two months on the campaign.

Remember, this is the supposed "reformer" that saved the people of Alaska all this money - she didn't need the fancy jet, the private chef, or a limo ride to work, she was just your average "Real American" that wanted to shake up Washington! If you're one of those average Americans reading this, let me ask you, when's the last time you spent $2,500 on a Valentino jacket? Have you recently spent $90 on a hat for your infant son? When's the last time you got to go on a $75,000 shopping spree at Neiman Marcus... was that before you lost your 401k or after you got laid off?

Look, I don't care what the Republican National Committee does with its money; if Sarah Palin wants to go out and pretend she's got a cameo in the next Sex and the City movie, that's fine. But don't act like you're speaking to me or the rest of Real America when you've spent more money in one day than the average Joe makes in a year. This stuff is funny to an extent, but you have to remember these are the people running for office and winning based on the myth that they connect to middle America more than those damn dirty liberals do. Maybe if they took off the Dolce & Gabbana and stepped outside one of their eight houses, they could have a claim to understanding the problems facing the average American.

Now I know what you're thinking, "Barack Obama's rich too!" Yes he is, but he's not out there calling himself Joe Sixpack. Obama's not running around talking about what parts of the country are "Real," he's just actually bothered to learn something. Oh I know, that "L" word is scary to a Neocon, but while their nominees are bashing the "elitist Democrats," no one is bothering to mention that they're nothing but emprty suits spewing empty gestures for cheap applause. When you're running for office and you have no vision for the future and all you're presenting is marketing for this character that doesn't actually exist, you're hurting America. This isn't a popularity contest, it's not who you want to have a beer with, it's who is the most knowledgeable of the problems facing the country and who is best equipped to offer a solution to it.

She may have spent $150,000... but the Empress has no clothes.

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