I was still on a high from last nights historic Democratic National Convention speech by Barack Obama when I heard the news about the sneaky underhanded trick pulled by the McCain camp. This Bamma * (please excuse the use of DC slang) done went and picked a woman to be his running mate**.
My jaw completely dropped. I knew the Republicans would have to do something amazing to take the shine off the DNC performance by the Obama camp, but I was completely caught off guard by this one. He went all the way to the freaking snow caps of Alaska to find the most ultra conservative woman he could, who happens to have only been a governor for 2 years. A woman who no one has even heard of. I mean how many people live in her state 1000? Now we all know that there can only be a few reason’s he would make a choice like this, especially after trying to tear Obama down for his lack of experience. The number one reason I can come up with is he wants to pull all of those haters and feminazis from the Clinton camp over to his side. You know, the one’s I wrote about in a previous post about Hillary Clinton supporters for John McCain. The women who are so caught up in their blind feminism and or disdain for black people that they will cut off their own pointy noses to spite their pallid faces. The people who will go into the voting booth in November and say to themselves, “Sure McCain and Palin are against everything that I’ve ever believed in. Sure this choice might send the entire country into the deepest depths of the toilet. Sure McCain is an idiot and I don’t even know who this Palin chick is. But the VP would be a woman gosh dangit and the president won’t be Black. Lord knows we don’t want that to happen. And hey McCain is old. He might die in office. We could get our woman president afterall!” These are the people the McCain camp are after.
All we can hope is that there are enough American’s with half a brain who can see through this blatant ploy. And lets hope that the one’s who believed all the propaganda from Bush and Cheney a SECOND time have managed to grow a brain in the past four years.
This election has been the wildest political ride ever in my lifetime and it looks like the ride hasn’t even gotten to the scary part where they flip you through upsidedown loops at top speed yet. I can’t imagine what the Republicans are going to pull next. We’ve already seen that they will stoop to any depth and will stop at nothing to get what they want. My dad predicted that they will just start out and out lying instead of just stopping at innuendo like they’ve been doing. We’ve got two more months to watch and see.
*Bamma is a local DC slang term usually used to describe a particularly lame or uncool person. It has no relation to the state of Alabama or the residents therein. (Note: many residents of Alabama can accurately be described as bammas but that is unrelated to their state of origin)
**Please don’t for one minute think I’m against putting women into the highest ranks of government. But I know an underhanded trick when I see one. If I thought for one minute he picked her because he admired the experience she would bring to the table or some other valid asset I’d have to respect his choice. But McCain gets the gas face for this one.