Oh yes, that whole election thing just made my brain bubble.
Don't worry, I have plenty more sarcastic and horrible cartoons to post on the whole bailout fiasco, that's not over by any stretch of the imagination, but the whole election thing... dang!
I have to confess, I'm a conservative by nature. Raised in the wild by hippy democrats, I was dragged along to all manner of political event for the idealistic democratic party. Each and every time, my parents were bitterly disappointed when their party either lost, or was assassinated. I did that whole radical thing as a kid and teen, swearing to the end that I was a true blue democrat... then I joined the military, got out and subsequently started making a ton of money as a government contractor and well... I know who pays the military and the government contractors better, so yeah, I'm a sell out. I admit it.
I actually like Sarah Palin. Go ahead, rant and rave about it, don't care.
I voted for McCain/Palin... have at it.
Now that Barack Obama won and will be our next President of the United States... I will honor him and his office, and I do hope that he can do all that he says he will.
I want to believe that he can change the corrupt and bloated government.
I want to believe that he will lead us all to a better, brighter, safer future.
I believe that of all Presidents who go into that office. I don't think that any of them go in meaning to do more harm than good, or cause us all to suffer.
I also believe that the office of the President is not responsible for the crappy things that happen in this nation, it is the work of corrupt, fat, bloated politicians that sit in our Senate and Congress and languish there getting fatter and more corrupt with power and money. They overstay their welcome, pollute all of the new idealogical people that enter their hallowed halls of shame, and suck up the benefits and money from our sweat and hard work.
I want to believe that President Obama will lead us out of this horrible stagnent system... but I also know how powerful it is. Just like all of them before him, I predict that:
The first two years his lack of progress in solving our problems will be blamed on the Bush administration.
The final two years, the media, the people he's chosen to help him, and the people that voted him into office will turn on him and blame him for whatever happens, never satisfied with small results, they'll always want more.
His power, his breathtaking speeches, his energy and life blood will be sucked dry by the political backstabbing, corruption, and power of those that refuse to budge from their powerful positions and give up that dirty money that gives them what they want.
The definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. This election is no different than the others... and while Reagan provided us with what I felt was the best of a nation... we quickly lapsed farther into the depths of corruption and mismanagement once his hand released the tiller of this nation.
I want to believe... really I do.