Gamer Hate

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Friday, October 3, 2008

The Politics of Lies
Why Republicans Repeat the Same Ones over and over and over…

So it’s been about the third or fourth time I’ve heard the republican candidates say that Barack Obama is going to raise taxes on people making 32,000 a year. This is a blatant and bald-faced lie. He has no intention of raising taxes for anyone making under 250,000 a year. Anyone who says otherwise is a liar. That would be John McCain and Sarah Palin.

First let me just say that if you are not a regular reader of factcheck.org, you need to become one. Factcheck has done an incredible job of exposing lies and manipulations by both candidates. It does not lean either way, but as you read through the various manipulations of both campaigns, you’ll come to realize that the biggest liar this year is clearly John McCain. However, that’s expected political posturing, right?

Well what sickens me the most about McCain’s campaign lies, is that despite being refuted to his fucking face, he CONTINUES to repeat them as though they were true. Even more irritating is that by repeating them, people become brainwashed into believing them. Are the American people really so stupid that they’ll believe someone just because they say the same thing over and over again? Well, given that there are still complete idiots out there who think that Iraq had something to do with the September 11th attacks and that there are even bigger fuck-tards who think that Barack Obama is a muslim (he’s Christian btw), I would say that yes; there are complete morons out there (who vote, sadly) who will believe these two lying fuck faced asses just because they repeat their lies over and over.

Yeah, this shit makes me angry. Both sides seems to be using any sort of factoid, even ones from many years ago and trying to use that as a basis for saying something about the opposite party now. After having analyzed the mis-truths though, you can clearly see that the distortions from the Obama campaign are very slight compared to McCain’s ridiculous assertions…

Let me summarize some stuff for you and I’ll just tell you who you should vote for. You don’t have to listen to me (and if you’re republican, I know you won’t), but just think about some of this stuff before you vote this year.

You should vote for Barack Obama if:


  • You are single and make less than $200,000 a year.

  • You have a family and make less than $250,000 a year.

  • You don’t own a major corporation.

  • You’re sick of seeing the wealthiest people get the largest tax breaks.

  • You would like a highly intelligent leader.

  • You want someone willing to talk to enemies and allies to work out solutions to our problems.

  • You want someone who supports the rights of the people.

  • You want the war in Iraq to end in an intelligent way.

  • You want someone who grew up poor and was still able to get educated and become the first black man to become the president of the Harvard Law Review, yet instead of taking a corporate job and making millions, he became a community organizer helping poor people in Chicago.

You should vote for John McCain if:


  • You make more than $200,000 a year as an individual.

  • You make more than $250,000 a year as a family.

  • You think giving the richest 5% of Americans more money is a good idea.

  • You liked the Bush administration policies.

  • You like the idea of a tax and spend Republican.

  • You hate individual freedoms and want them to be taken away.

  • You own a large multi-million dollar corporation or an oil company.

  • You want to see our reliance on oil and thus wars in oil countries grow.

  • You want to keep our troops in Iraq indefinitely.

  • You want someone who will refuse to talk to foreign enemies to try and find peaceful solutions unless they bend over backwards beforehand (which they won’t do) thus causing more wars and longer continued wars

  • You own a weapons development corporation.

  • You want to lose more personal freedoms.

  • You think putting the bible into our government is a great idea (if so, you’re probably a bible thumping idiot, but that’s another story)

  • You want someone who grew up a rich navy brat, graduated in the bottom 3 of his naval academy, crashed several planes out of arrogance, and lived several years of his life as a Prisoner of War in Vietnam. Came back angry, cheated on his wife and then divorced her for getting fat due to a car accident while he was a POW, and married a rich woman so he wouldn’t have to worry about money.

Anyways, go vote. If you’re rich… Well, you know who to vote for. If you’re one of the other 95% of the country, vote for Obama, or you’re just begging to be destroyed by a Republican candidate who could give two shits about you.

What, biased? Me? Consider my previous views on other topics. Were they biased or based on reasonable conclusions? If you’re totally against everything I’m saying here, maybe you have some thinking to do.

posted by CommanderHate at 3:09 pm  

4 Comments »

  1. I was wondering if you have any thoughts on strategic voting?

    Up here in Canada we’ve got what essentially amounts to a 3 party system. There are more parties than that, but it really boils down to this:

    * The Conservatives and the Liberals are almost always neck and neck.
    * The NDP usually pull in third.
    * The Bloc Quebecois do well in Quebec.
    * The Green Party is usually way down there somewhere (they got one seat last election!)

    We have an election coming up in about one week. I’ve seen a ‘grassroots’ movement to strategically vote against the Conservatives. So, if you normally vote Bloc but the Conservatives and NDP are neck and neck, you should vote for the NDP instead of the Bloc.

    Now, personally I feel like strategic voting is a sign that our voting system is broken. (I also think that one province having the ability to vote a separatist party in as the official opposition is a sign that our voting system is broken, but that’s another point.) But, since the system is here and it’s what we use – does it make sense to vote strategically?

    Is this an dilemma between pragmatism and idealism?

    Comment by Aaron — October 7, 2008 @ 6:37 am

  2. Well, I’ve always been of the opinion that you should vote for the candidate that represents your ideals and hopes the best. Regardless of which party they may come from.

    Of course, after examining the wiki on Canada politics, it seems you can only vote for the party, and then the party picks the leadership. I find that problematic as an individual (being human) may or may not express the party ideals. As the American example, take George W. Bush, who despite being Republican has been a huge tax and spend politician as well as a war monger, when those go directly against Republican ideals (traditionally speaking).

    Voting strategically is, in my opinion, ethically wrong. You’re taking your vote, and instead of putting it towards what you really believe in, you’re trying to unseat the perceived bigger enemy. What this ends up doing is destroying the system of voting.

    What I mean is, if you aren’t voting for what you really want, you’re destroying the very purpose of a vote. If enough people do this, the entire system becomes a joke.

    In the U.S.A. we vote for a single person to be president, and while the candidate may be presented as being part of a party, they often have their own views that may differ from the core values of that party. In American politics it is critical to vote for the person you believe will do the best job as president, but despite this, people OFTEN vote for a political party instead of the candidate they think is best. This sickens me because more often than not, they’re screwing over the entire country and themselves over.

    Now, reading up on the Bloc Quebecois party, which seems to only do what is best for Quebec and could care less about the rest of the country, it seems like it would be REALLY difficult to get them to vote for any other party. In my opinion, voting for a party that seems to disdain the majority of the country is somewhat immoral. Everyone should be voting for the best party for the entirety of the country, not just one section of the country.

    So to me the dilemma would be between ethics and selfishness. If I was living in Quebec and there was a party that was going to do whatever was in the best interest of Quebec, it would seem to me to be the best choice to vote for them. However, the rest of the country suffers when I do that, and that is ethically wrong. It should be my duty as an individual to study the other political parties and try to find one that suited my ideals and did what was best for all of Canada.

    I apologize for my meager understanding of Canadian politics. =)

    Comment by CommanderHate — October 8, 2008 @ 10:55 am

  3. Hater,

    Do you know right from wrong? How?

    More specifically, have you ever radically changed your mind about something, even though it didn’t feel right or good, or didn’t even seem logical?

    If you have never done this, then you are your own authority, which, whether you believe it or now, is foolish. And if you’re foolish, then you don’t know what is true or false, and you will believe whoever you agree with, whether they are right or wrong.

    Comment by Curtis — October 18, 2008 @ 7:31 am

  4. Right and wrong are very often a matter of perspective. I often take time to consider both sides of an argument before I make any choice at all.

    Have I ever changed my mind? Of course I have, everyone with any sense has gathered more information on a topic and realized their thinking was in error at least once in their life. Have I ever changed my mind without good cause? Not to my knowledge.

    Your supposition that being your own authority somehow makes you foolish has no merit.

    I only agree with people when I actually agree with them. I don’t take anything on faith. I leave that to religious types.

    Comment by CommanderHate — October 19, 2008 @ 1:45 am

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