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Presedential Election 2008 : The real conspiracy is in the Trivia

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posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 03:03 PM
The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

Have you noticed it? The bickering that is. Be it the smears against the Obama Camp or the smears against McCain camp, the one thing that is all prevaliing in this current election season is, most definitely, the smears. You really can't fail to miss it.

Forget that the worlds in something of a financial crisis. Forget that there was recently a military standoff in the Black Sea. Forget Iraq. Forget Afghanistan. Don't worry about Al Quaeda. Don't worry about a depleted industrial base. Never mind that China is now the worlds number one exporter of goods. Health Care anyone? Social reform?

Forget them. Its more important to discuss a birth certificate and the cost of someones dress.

Why? Because its easier, oh so much easier to roll over the fluff than it is the substance. Its better for ratings to have two hacks ripping each other to pieces than deal with substantive issues that take time and understanding.

2008. The year of the smear.

My name is Barack Obama/John McCain and I approved this message. Why? Because I damn sure don't want you discussing anything serious. We'll govern, you just keep paying taxes and follow.

Theres a conspiracy for you.

How fortunate for leaders that men do not think - Adolf Hitler

My name is Neformore, and I approved this message. extra DIV

posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 03:40 PM
reply to post by neformore

Well said.

Since millions upon millions gladly except what they're told to think, believe, and fight over...such as the cost of Mrs. McCain's dress, or whether Sen. Obama had his hand over his heart during the Pledge of Alleigance...this campaign will be typical in its "lowest-common-denominator"-style of discourse.

There are so very many issues more important than the petty attacks going back and forth. McCain, when he thought he'd be up against his pal Sen. Clinton, had pledged to not engage in such pettiness. In 2000, V.P. Gore, *cough* lost the election because he didn't fight the dirty fight.

This time around, both campaigns gleefully throw poop at the other, justifying "they did it first!", or some such playground defense.

Meanwhile, freedoms are subverted, troops die, babies starve, teens screw, people fight, and nobody knows who to trust. But, TPTB benefit, because due to all of this, consumers consume. And that's the bottom line.


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