Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Faux Election

It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.

Mcmoogol has over the past week enjoyed a relaxing vacation in the land where the future of the world will be decided this coming fall. In the midst of last week's sex scandals, pastor-problems and hooker-revalations, I have tried to make sense of the disturbing feelings I'm left with after my trip. I feel like this country doesn't deserve to decide the future of my world.

I've visited the U.S. numerous times before, but the state of the Union have never concerned me more than it does now. An historic election is coming up, but the only ones who seem to be doing the "electing" is the media (and maybe the preachers in the congregations where people actually show up on sunday). Polls and news story go hand in hand. If Fox News runs a story for no more than two days in a row as their maintopic on The Factor, Hannity and Colmes and On the Record. That WILL shift the polls. It did. Early last week they decided that it was time to start attacking Obama about the whole pastor-situation, and it worked. After just two days, many surveys showed that Obama had lost as much as 20 points on Clinton.

This while all the other news channels (which nobody watches, so it doesn't really matter) kept running more stories on no-brain-hollywood-sluts who's lost their dog, fucked a papparazzi or better yet bleached their anus. They have left the country home alone with Rupert Murdoch, and he has naughty intentions. This election will be decided by the media, and America will end up with another Republican president. No doubt.

Not there is necessarily anything wrong with John McCain. As long as he doesn't completely fistfuck the right, and especially the religious-right, he could be a decent president. That fact that the likes of Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh urged republicans to vote for Hillary over McCain, makes him ok in my book. Just don't think that "President McCain" was your choice America, because it wasn't.

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