You call this a debate?
- Saturday, September 29, 2012
Debate? What debate?
Wow! Are you fired up about the Obama v. Romney debate?
Yeah baby! Obama is going to give Romney a body slam!
Uh not really. What will take place at the University of
Denver will be so punctilious that there will be a massive soporific
reaction. Over the years, presidential debates have been so altered and
fine-tuned that you have to ask yourself, "why bother to show up at
all?" These events are over-regulated and tightly regimented. Why
don't they just use pre-recorded answers? The American people
deserve to be treated like brainless voters! They'll sit on their
collective ass, slack-jawed, and make inane remarks like, "I like
Every 4 years, we get these so-called presidential debates. They are
corporate- directed and usually held in a hall or auditorium at some
college so they appear to have some scholarly virtue. These debates
should be held at some oil company's conference room, or maybe at
Disney Hall in downtown Los Angeles! That would be more honest.
Candidates' debates used to be slightly better when The
League of Women Voters conducted them. But the campaign managers made
demands, and more demands, until a debate became nothing but two rival
candidates standing next to one another. The panel usually consists of
writers who are at the end of their careers. Some are (sic) news
reporters who spent almost their entire careers reading teleprompters.
They are seated behind a desk, asking pre-scripted questions that both
candidates previously agreed upon. Each candidate already knows what
the other will say during his/her rebuttal time. This is not a debate,
it's an info-mercial! Hundreds, if not thousands of people have
made the same compliant as I! Does anything change? Hell, no!
I wish Obama had resigned from the Democratic Party to be an
independent, like George Washington did. The Dems treat politics like a
Broadway play and professional sports. Politics is all about
entertainment. Do you really believe that!? When you hear a
four-year-old voice say, "Mommy, I'm hungry," do you think
politics is about winners and losers? You see your husband past out
drunk on your couch.
What the U.S. Americans want to see is a panel of
presidential candidates from different political parties, standing
behind podiums defending their parties' agenda. I am so fucking
sick of the excuse that these so-called third parties do not have a
certain percentage of registered voters to deserve a seat at the table!
The only thing Democrats and Republicans ever agreed on was is to keep
third parties off of the ballots! Now, that's bipartisanship! The
two-party system consists of cowards who are afraid of third parties!
A real debate is an atmosphere of invectiveness, not a tea
party for well-dressed gentlemen! We are not British dignitaries! I
want to see Obama call Romney names and accuse him of being an asshole!
Which he is! I want to see yelling and rudeness! I want to hear one
candidate interrupt the other in mid sentence! I want to hear Romney
yell out, "Let me finish! Let me finish! You had your turn! Let
me have mine!" I want to hear the candidate from the Green Party
call Obama a corporate Uncle Tom! I love to hear the Constitution Party
candidate call Romney an anti-American Mormon, while Romney gives him a
copy of the Watchtower! I would really love to hear the candidate from
the Communist Party USA denounce both candidates as being agents of the
And, "So," you ask, "What would this
accomplish?" A great deal more than what you will be witnessing
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