Ok let me start by saying what I am going to talk about today is NOT the reason for this blog. I will NOT be making a habit of this, but here goes....
I was reading my fathers blog over the past couple weeks, and if you know the sarge, you will know that he is, to be polite, very spirited about politics. He has also been in somewhat of a pissing match with one of his readers named Mattman. The sarge is a conservative, again putting it politely, and Mattman is a liberal, to say the least. Well two days ago the sarge put up a post about one of his hero's, Ronald Reagan who would have celebrated his one hundredth birthday this week. Well I decided to chime in with some witty comments, but since I have rarely, ok never seen eye to eye with the sarge's political views, it didn't go over very well.
Since I am going here I guess I should explain my political views. In the late eighties I was more right wing than the sarge is, well maybe not but close. Then came my problem, I trusted a politician. I trusted George Bush Sr. When he said read my lips. About this time I was enrolled in a political science class and was really into it, even thinking about changing majors. I think the instructor of that class, who I would sit and talk to played a part in me making my decision, i was ditching the republicans. According to my instructor, and today I believe this as well, when someone is liberal when young, they usually grow more conservative over time. When one is conservative when young, they grow into heartless bastards. (I will be called uninformed for that, but probably only by people who voted for Jimmy Carter). Well back to it, then came Bill Clinton, and I learned to like him. Yes he lied to us, but by this point I had grown to realize that politicians were incapable of telling the truth. I voted for him and was happy to do it! He took a failing economy, raised taxes higher than any tax hike in the history of this country, and we prospered. He submitted the first balanced budget to congress for approval since Kennedy, and we prospered. I know what most of you are thinking and yes he couldn't keep it in his pants and he lied about not being able to keep it in his pants, but the country prospered.
I know what the conservatives out there are thinking, everything good that happened under Clinton can be attributed to Ronald Reagan, and I know that is what your thinking because that's what fox news taught you. But unfortunately that is not true, cause Clinton undid most of the things that Bush Sr. didn't undo such as ending the trickle down economics just for an example, and we prospered. If I would have had the chance I would have voted for him a third time, and he would have won. Unfortunately though I didn't get that chance, so I instead voted for Al Gore, yes I admit it. And that dipshidiot left me completely disenchanted with the democrats. You see he invented the Internet. Bwahahahaha, the Internet was first conceived when he was fourteen, and he was nineteen when the first email was sent between ucla and Stanford in 1969, since he went to Vanderbilt and harvard it means that is a figment of his imagination but nobody tell al that let's let him keep thinking he is special. Or not, screw him, since he made millions placating to peoples fear with the whole global warming thing.
So now we come to my current opinion, which was born in 2000, all politicians, both sides, are manipulative lying, scumbags who sell fear for a very high price. Both Bush's did it, Reagan did it, Obama continues to do it, even my favorite Clinton did it (although that was more to take the countries attention off his sex life). So my political affiliation---- I dislike them all equally. I don't care who wins, because I get screwed equally either way. I care even less what the entertainers that some of you consider reporters think I should believe because they are also making millions placating to peoples fear I include them all CNN,msnbc,cnbc,fox news, just to name a few.
That said, I am now sure that I have pissed everyone off, both sides. My job here is complete. After this I hope for no more speak of politics on this blog for a long time. Even though I pissed you off I still hope you have a great day!
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