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The One Where I Get All Political and Shit

Folks, this post is going to be two things:

The shortest post by far you’ll ever see anywhere that remotely has anything to do with politics.

and

The longest post by far I’ll ever bother to write having anything to do with politics.

(And no offense to you pundity types out there — if polling and stumping and debating are your bag, then by all means, go for it. I got other bags. And there’s plenty of bags to go around, so no worries.)

Anyway, here’s the only comment I have, and it’s been kicking around in my head just about since the snarking started in earnest in the U.S. presidential race:

If, as Karl Marx said, ‘religion is the opiate of the masses‘, then surely, politics is the bongwater.

That’s my take, and regardless of party, politics, or partisanshippery, let’s all hope this presidental election thingy is over very soon. More yuks here in a while. I’m out, folks.

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8 Responses to “The One Where I Get All Political and Shit”

  1. Dougster says:

    That was one great quote! Anyone of any party affiliation should be able to appreciate that one :)

  2. Rich says:

    Attention Bush Hater:

    All liberals share a common flaw: they think they’re smarter than the rest. Look at

    yourself. You do, don’t you? Politically, this translates to every prominent Republican

    being “stupid.” Naturally, those who subscribe to Republican issues are “stupid,” too.

    This election saw a “stupid” president win reelection because of “stupid” Republican voters.

    Do you believe yourself to be smarter than the majority? If you do, you’re awfully

    arrogant. You might even be stupid. “Stupid” George Bush has devised a strategy to win the

    Presidency — twice. Al Gore and John Kerry were supposedly brilliant. Bush beat both of

    them. He won the debates. He won the elections. And this time you can’t try to sue your

    way into the White House; Bush won too big.

    The unravelling of the Democratic party is its mistaken certainty that Republicans are

    “stupid.” Please, please uphold that belief. Republicans will be disappointed if you

    don’t. Please continue mocking and underestimating your opponent. We pick up votes each

    time you do.

    This victory, along with increasing Republican margins in Congress, delcares a mandate for

    GWB: tax cuts, the Patriot Act, the War on Terror, and of course, the war in Iraq. Your

    opposition to this mandate puts you in the minority. Don’t romanticize it by thinking

    yourself exclusively informed and intelligent. You’re not.

    The truth is, you’re stupid.

    My parting advice to you is to move where those of your species (the stupid and the

    arrogant) reside: France.

    Sincerely, PontificateOrPerish

    http://pontificateorperish.ebloggy.com

    P.S. Hillary will lose in 2008, too.

  3. Dawn says:

    LOL – is it me or did that guy just sound incredibly stupid?

  4. Charlie says:

    Yeah. Frankly, I think the only ‘stupid’ thing I could do right now is to argue with someone who clearly didn’t get my point that I don’t give a fuck either way.

    Maybe I should amend my quote:

    * If religion is the opiate of the masses, and politics the bongwater, then bitter, regurgitated, hateful propoganda is the rolling paper wrapped around the nonsense, trying to hold it all together.

    Can’t you fuckers just collect stamps or something instead?

  5. laura says:

    wow…he couldn’t even come up with an original comment seeing as how he’s using this one all over the place.

  6. Riri says:

    “My parting advice to you is to move where those of your species (the stupid and the arrogant) reside: France.” -> now he upset me.

  7. Riri says:

    Th fun part is the Yahoo ID : eightinches4real. HAHAHA! I can see where his hatred comes from. He must be thinking with his “eight inches”. Get real, man!

  8. #Debi says:

    WTF?! What an idiot. I’m a Republican, but I don’t claim that guy. Poor thing must have nothing constructive to do with his time. And if you have to say “eightinches4real”, then it’s not. Somebody’s got issues.

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